LA Tech finishes second at Colonial Lanes Classic

HARAHAN, La. – The No. 9 Louisiana Tech women’s bowling team registered a 12-0 start at the No. 16 Tulane-hosted Colonial Lanes Classic before falling, 4-1, to No. 5 North Carolina A&T in the championship match on Sunday.

The Lady Techsters won all five of their Baker games on Friday after opening the day with a 1,003-887 victory over No. 20 Maryland Eastern Shore. Tech then defeated Jackson State, 935-878, and No. 22 Prairie View A&M, 1,032-902. LA Tech and North Carolina A&T tied the fourth game, 1,028-1,028, but Tech won the tiebreaker, 106-87. Louisiana Tech’s last game of the day was a 990-912 victory over Alabama State.

Tech’s undefeated streak continued in Saturday’s traditional matches. LA Tech opened with a 1,105-1,025 win against North Carolina A&T. The Lady Techsters then defeated Texas Southern, 1,025-895, and No. 10 Stephen F. Austin, 931-921. Louisiana Tech ended the day with a 1,067-922 win against Florida A&M and a 1,006-676 victory against Grambling State.

Louisiana Tech entered Sunday’s championship bracket as the No. 4 seed to take on third-seeded Tulane. After dropping the first game, the Lady Techsters defeated the Green Wave, 4-1 (158-247, 226-179, 224-214, 258-196, 188-187). Tech then defeated No. 6 Sam Houston, the top seed of the Colonial Lanes Classic, 4-3 (199-221, 233-210, 191-217, 244-227, 160-191, 257-248, 204-187).

LA Tech entered the championship contest against North Carolina A&T with an undefeated 12-0 mark, but lost, 4-1 (195-257, 213-176, 170-174, 184-210, 164-211), to the Aggies in the final match.

Junior Allie Leiendecker was named to the all-tournament team after finishing fourth individually with a total pin count of 1,118 (244-252-180-259-183). Senior Lindsay Manning also finished in the top-10 with a mark of 1,085 (216-193-238-237-201, 9th).

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