No. 10 LA Tech finishes second at Colonial Lanes Classic
HARAHAN, La. – For the third straight year, the No. 10 ranked Louisiana Tech bowling team finished second at the Colonial Lanes Classic hosted by Tulane at Colonial Lanes.
The Bulldogs opened the day against No. 4 North Carolina A&T in a match that would send the winner directly to the championship. Three open frames in the first and second game, followed by two opens in the third, would be Tech behind the eight ball in the best 4-of-7 Baker match. The Aggies took the first three games 200-189, 223-180, and 203-173. The Bulldogs responded, taking the next two, 205-183 and 220-212. Tech couldn’t string enough strikes together in the sixth game, falling 238-193 to drop the match 4-2.
LA Tech had a battle against Oklahoma Christian but was able to pull out the close games in the first three before finding their mark in the fourth for the sweep. The Bulldogs won by scores of 186-182, 215-210, 187-183, and 227-189, setting up a rematch with NCAT for the championship.
The top two teams during the entire tournament met for the rubber match for the championship. NCAT came out on fire and took the first game 258-202. The Bulldogs responded with the front five in game two on the way to a 255-246 win to tie it up. Splits would cost Tech the next two games, with NCAT taking both by close margins, 200-196 and 184-174. The Bulldogs found their mark in the fifth game to keep their hopes alive in the 210-170 win. The Aggies would be too much in taking the sixth game 247-182 and the match 4-2.
Head Coach Matt Nantais …
“This week was a great start to the season. We had to overcome adversity, but seeing the team come together was nice. We performed well all weekend, and I have high hopes for the rest of the season. We will be working mainly on spares until the next tournament, for those were better than I had wanted them to be. Overall, I am very proud of the girls.”
LA Tech will take the next two weekends off before traveling to Houston for the Track Kat Klash hosted by Sam Houston on Nov. 3-5.
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