St. Catharine, Ky. – The Patriot women’s bowling team has gotten their 2015-16 season off to a hot start after their first two tournaments. They first competed in the Green River Classic at Phillips Lanes in Campbellsville, Ky., then one week later they bowled in the Southern Kentucky Collegiate Classic in Bowling Green, Ky.
In the Green River Classic, the senior duo of Casey Baryla and Tiffany Webb starred for the “Alley Pats”. Baryla, a native of Owensboro, Ky., posted a second place finish and Webb, a Louisville, Ky. native, finished in third place.
Baryla posted a five game score of 984, which earned her a second place finish out of 123 bowlers. Her best game came in the fourth game when she posted a 211. Katelyn Simpson of Pikeville (Ky.) won the tournament finishing with 1,100 total pins.
Webb, on the other hand, posted a third place finish racking up 974 total pins. She also posted a team-high 215 in her fourth game.
Nicole Denman (Lakemoor, Ill.), not to be outdone by her teammates, also had a strong showing in the tournament. Denman came in 21st place finishing with 855 total pins. Emily Zubricky (Howey-in-the-Hill, Fla.) and Grace Metts (Louisville, Ky.) each bowled in four games for the Patriots. Zubricky finished a 649 and Metts posted a 624. Kelli Volenski (Paw Paw, Mich.) compiled 290 pins in two games.
As a team the Patriots compiled 4,372 pins over five games. Then in the baker games, St. Catharine tallied 1,895 total pins. They finished with a total score of 6,267, which was good enough for a sixth place finish out of 12 teams.
In their second tournament of the season, the Patriots traveled to Bowling Green, Ky. to compete in the Southern Kentucky Collegiate Classic. The tournament featured 142 bowlers and 16 different teams.
Once again it was Casey Baryla leading the charge. Baryla made it back-to-back second place finishes after she finished with a 958 over five games. Pikeville’s, Katelyn Simpson won the tournament with a score on 983 pins. Baryla held the lead heading into the final game, but Simpson finished with a 247 in her final game.
Emily Zubricky and Tiffany Webb also had strong showings at the tournament. The duo finished in 32nd and 35th places, respectively. Zubricky finished with 833 total pins and Webb posted 825 pins.
Nicole Denman and Grace Metts appeared in four games for the Patriots. Denman finished with 652 pins with her best game coming in the second frame when she finished with a 185. Metts posted 591 total pins in her four games. Kelli Volenski was the final Patriot bowler in action. Volenski bowled in two games finishing with a final score of 295.
The Patriots also as a team finished in ninth place. They compiled 4,154 total pins over the first five games. They followed that up with 1,905 pins over the 12 baker games.
After two conference events, St. Catharine sits in a tie for fifth place in the Mid-South Conference. Pikeville sits atop the MSC standings, followed by Campbellsville (Ky.), Lindenwood-Bellville (Ill.), and Cumberlands (Ky.) in fourth place.
The “Lady Alley Pats” will return to action on November 7th and 8th when they compete in the Brunswick Southern Collegiate Classic in Marietta, Ga.