Lady Marauders take third at Roy Sommers Invitational
TONAWANDA — The Dunkirk girls and boys bowling teams competed in the Roy Sommers Invitational Bowling Tournament Saturday at Tonawanda Bowling Center.
The Dunkirk ladies finished in 3rd place, just 34 pins behind first place finisher Niagara Falls and 27 pins behind second place team Webster Thomas from Rochester. Both of these schools are large division schools. After the morning session of three games Dunkirk was in 4th place, 175 pins out of first.
“This is where we usually like to be,” stated Dunkirk head coach Donna Kubera. “But not quite so far out. Today we came back strong, but just not strong enough. We missed too many spares, about 35 in the morning session alone, which we usually don’t do. One more spare by each girl anywhere in the tournament and we would have been on the winning end. One thing we as coaches always stress is picking up spares and today it proved to be our nemesis.”
Even though the Lady Marauders did not win they beat all of the small schools that bowled at the tournament.
“This looks good going into the end of the season and upcoming sectionals,” stated Kubera. “Though we are going to have to step up our game a bit if we want to win again.”
The format for the tournament was three regular games in the morning session and then eight games of Baker in the afternoon. In Baker bowling the lead girl bowls the first and sixth frame, the second bowler bowls the second and seventh frame and so on. Dunkirk had the highest pinfall in Baker with a total pinfall of 1,486.
Niagara Falls finished first with a total score of 4,213, Webster Thomas took second with 4,206 and the Lady Marauders finished with 4,176 in third.
Rachel Glowniak made the All-Tournament Team with 256-192-187-635, Mariah Glowniak turned out the second best performance for Dunkirk with 172-153-206-531 and Makayla Pasierb was two pins less with 176-186-167-529. Summer Clark bowled 150-193-166-509 and Olivia Corbett bowled 181-149-159-489.
The Dunkirk boys took 17th out of 24 total teams. Trevor Skelly led the way with 187-239-242-659, Brady Corbett had 137-215-178-530 and Matt Woloszn rolled 189-157-178-524.
Tayler Skelly was lent to Depew for the day because they were short one bowler and Skelly helped Depew finish in eighth place. Skelly rolled 168-158-115-442.