YSU women bowl to regional final

The Youngstown State bowling team beat No. 4 Louisiana Tech and No. 5 Fairleigh Dickinson in the 2021 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship regional on Wednesday and has earned a spot in today’s regional final.

The Penguins, who are competing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program’s five-year history, are now one win away from advancing to the final four championship bracket. YSU took both mega-matches 2-0 on Wednesday at AMF Pro Bowl Lanes in North Kansas City, Mo.

With teams needing to win two points in the mega match format featuring a standard five-person game for total pinfall, five Baker games for total pinfall and best-of-seven series of Baker games, the Penguins swept both the Lady Techsters and the Knights.

YSU beat LaTech 966-918 in the traditional format and 974-945 in Baker to advance to the winners bracket against Fairleigh Dickinson. The Penguins then posted the second-best traditional match in school history with a 1,146-1,080 win to take the lead on FDU, and they closed the match with a 1,050-955 win in Baker.

Youngstown State will bowl at 4 p.m. today in another mega-match against the winner of Fairleigh Dickinson and Sam Houston.

If the Penguins happen to lose the match, they will bowl again in a rematch in a best-of-seven Baker series to decide which team will advance to the final four. All matches today will be streamed live on NCAA.com.


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