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    SFA Goes 3-2 On Day One in Arlington
    Senior Nicole Parkhurst
    Senior Nicole Parkhurst

    Jan. 31, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Stephen F. Austin posted a 3-2 record through the first day of the Prairie View A&M Invitational. The Ladyjacks currently sit in sixth-place among the 12-team field heading into Saturday’s team-game format.

    Fourth-ranked SFA opened up the three-day tournament with a 716-591 victory over the host Panthers, improving to 2-0 on the year against Prairie View A&M. The Ladyjacks won all four games of the baker match style, including a dominating 211-158 victory in the second game after outlasting the Panthers 157-153 in the opener.

    SFA’s second match of the afternoon pitted the Ladyjacks against 17th-ranked Valparaiso, a team SFA has become quite familiar with over the last three weeks. After dropping the opener, the Ladyjacks bowled over 200 for the next three games, outlasting the Crusaders 799-700, improving to 3-2 on the year against Valpo.

    The Ladyjacks continued their impressive play into the first game of the match-up with Norfolk State, notching their fourth-straight 200-pin game. The Spartans would take the next two games, taking a 598-557 lead into the final game, one in which SFA responded with a 232-140 victory, claiming the match 789-738.

    The final two matches matched SFA with a pair of teams ahead of them in the national poll, beginning with third-ranked Central Missouri. UCM took the opening three games before SFA won the fourth 163-147, but it wasn’t enough as the Jennies outlasted the Ladyjacks 731-701.

    SFA’s final match of the day was against second-ranked Maryland-Eastern Shore and began on a positive note as the Ladyjacks won both the first and third games, taking a slim 548-544 into the fourth. But the Hawks took the final game 246-197, downing SFA 790-745 to close out day one of competition.

    Saturday’s action gets underway at 9:30 a.m. as SFA will compete in five team-game matches. Updates from throughout the tournament will be posted on the SFA bowling Twitter (@SFA_Bowling) and Facebook (Ladyjacks Bowling) social media platforms. Updates will also be posted as they become available at

    Match One: SFA 716, Prairie View A&M 591
    SFA: 157, 211, 199, 149 = 716
    PVAMU: 153, 158, 151, 129 = 591

    Match Two: SFA 799, Valparaiso 700
    SFA: 170, 210, 212, 207 = 799
    VU: 178, 184, 158, 180 = 700

    Match Three: SFA 789, Norfolk State 738
    SFA: 203, 183, 171, 232 = 789
    NSU: 161, 202, 235, 140 = 738

    Match Four: Central Missouri 731, SFA 701
    SFA: 189, 173, 176, 163 = 701
    UCM: 204, 204, 181, 147 = 731

    Match Five: Maryland-Eastern Shore 790, SFA 745
    SFA: 190, 166, 192, 197 = 745
    UMES: 149, 214, 181, 246 = 790