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four teams were defeated by the Grenadiers at Semoran Lanes.
The boys varsity shot a pretty normal score of 2683 but lost by 459 pins. The Colonial squad shot an astounding score of 3142, which is a 209 average! After the first game, which Apopka lost 1060 to 948, the match was in deep trouble. Leading the way for the Darters were Kyle Paxson with a nice 664 series and Aaron Scheer with a 572 series. “We just simply got beat.” Their 3142 was the highest score that I can remember seeing since we started using the three game format at the beginning of last year. Semoran Lanes is usually a high scoring house, and they really did a good job of using that to their advantage.”
The girls varsity also took a beating by a score of 2405 to 2011. High scorers for Apopka were Robin Wright with a 436 series and Amy Seay with a 415 series. “We just never found a line and never were really in the match. Wright had a difficult time (shot her low series of the year), and there was nobody that seemed ready to step up to get us going. The heavy oil pattern is almost always more difficult for girls to adjust to than it is for boys but we also did not throw the ball very well.”
The boys JV match was close but just never could quite catch up. The final score for the 2 game match was 1424 to 1340. The boys were led by James Morris with a 2 game total of 296. Brad Preston had a 272 and Stephen Cotanche a 271. “The team struggled most of the day. We just missed a few too many spares to be competitive. This was the first time that we bowled 5 team members to a lane, and I believe the long wait between frames let some of the younger bowlers lose their concentration.”
The girls JV was the lone winner of the day. They won by a score of 1153 to 1094 also in a 2 game match. They came back from a first game deficit of 67 pins to win. Leading the way were Ashley Preston with a 2-game 279 series and Kelly Ansell with a 248 series. “I was very proud of my younger girls. They never gave up and continued to work even after falling behind in the first game. Holly Halsey and Stephanie Baer did well also to fuel the 2nd game comeback.”