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Lady Lions Bowling Finishes Fifth in AMCC Championships

Lady Lions Bowling Finishes Fifth in AMCC Championships


2/12/2017 — JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - After the second and final day of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championships at Richland Lanes in Johnstown, the Penn State Altoona women's bowling team ended up in fifth place out of six teams.

After going 1-4 in Saturday's traditional team matches and posting a total pinfall of 3,318, Penn State Altoona went 1-4 in Sunday's baker matches with a total pinfall of 3,584. With a 2-8 record over the two days, the Lady Lions ranked in fifth place.

Medaille College, which entered the weekend as the third seed in the AMCC, combined to go 9-1 on Saturday and Sunday to pull the upset victory for the program's first-ever conference title. Mount Aloysius College was 7-3 and finished as AMCC runners-up.

On Sunday, Penn State Altoona suffered losses to Pitt-Bradford (3-2, 877-728), New Jersey City University (4-1, 778-543), Mount Aloysius (5-0, 886-679), and Medaille (3-2, 684-672) while posting a win against Thiel College (5-0, 778-543). Brea Suchonic (Butler, PA/Butler) posted a baker average of 8.64 per frame, and Nikki Watt (Altoona, PA/Bishop Guilfoyle) averaged 8.38 per frame.

At the conclusion of Sunday's events, Lady Lions senior bowler Suchonic was named as one of the members to the AMCC's All-Tournament Team for her performance during the weekend's matches. In addition to her average of 8.64 per frame in Sunday's baker matches, Suchonic ranked 14th individually in Saturday's traditional team format matches with an average of 160.2 per game while dropping 801 total pins.

Penn State Altoona women's bowling finishes its 2016-2017 season with a 5-26 overall record.

Photo: Penn State Altoona senior Brea Suchonic was named to the AMCC All-Tournament Team for this weekend's conference championships.

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