Penguins Finish Columbia 300 Music City Classic in 11th Place

Rachel Darrow
Rachel Darrow

Smyrna, Tenn. -- The Youngstown State bowling team tied a school record for highest Baker game on Sunday and finished the Columbia 300 Music City Classic in 11th place. The tournament was held at the Smyrna Bowling Center and was hosted by Vanderbilt.

The Penguins went 1-2 in bracket play on the final day of competition to drop two positions down to 11th. YSU bowled its 258 against No. 16 Central Missouri but was outlasted by the Jennies in seven games. Youngstown State then lost 4-1 to No. 23 Louisiana Tech before ending the weekend with a 4-1 victory over No. 9 Saint Francis U.

"The ladies showed a lot of versatility, and I'm quite proud of the way they navigated a challenging day," YSU head coach Doug Kuberski said. "Overall, we executed a solid match against UCM and strung some strikes at some key moments. While we didn't bring our best stuff against Louisiana Tech, we made the proper adjustments to end the weekend with a win and on a high note. This team is resilient and battle tested. We are looking forward to the challenges awaiting us in Dallas."

Youngstown State will bowl in its first conference tournament in program history next weekend as it heads to Dallas for the Southland Bowling League Championship.