Darrow Finishes Third; Penguins Win Twice on Saturday

Rachel Darrow (Photo by Dustin Livesay)
Rachel Darrow (Photo by Dustin Livesay)

Youngstown State's Rachel Darrow finished third individually against some of the most-talented bowlers in the country, and the Penguins split four matches on Saturday at the Columbia 300 Music City Classic.

Darrow averaged 212.80 over her five games for a total of 1,064. She posted a 257 in the first match of the day, which was the second-highest game by a Penguin this season, and she surpassed 200 in four of her five games. Darrow finished three pins out of second place behind Vanderbilt's Kristin Quah, and Arkansas State's Julia Huren was the top individual with 1,140.

Darrow's 257 helped the Penguins knock off No. 15 Saint Francis U 932-909 in the first match of the day. YSU's other victory came over Jackson State, 937-889, in the fourth match of the day. The Penguins bowled against the bye and lost to Texas Southern (928-848) and No. 4 Sam Houston State (914-902).

Behind Darrow, Nikki Mendez finished 64th individually with a five-game total of 911. Alexis Grim finished four spots behind Mendez with a 907, and Emily Dietz finished 81st with an 871. Ashley Kolb totaled 653 in four games, and Mackenzie Olesky bowled a 141 in her lone game of the day.

Youngstown State will be seeded 18th for Sunday's bracket play and will take on Prairie View A&M to start the day. The first match will begin at 9:30 a.m.