Bomgaars makes all-tournament team
Brooke Bomgaars, a freshman from Sioux City, Iowa, made the women’s all-tournament team at the Hastings College Bronco Open bowling tournament held Saturday and Sunday in Hastings, Neb.
Bomgaars finished third in the women’s individual standings with 1128 pins for a 188 average. She rolled her high score of the tournament with a 220 in her finale and also topped the 200 mark with a 206 in her third game.
Bomgaars’ efforts led the Mustangs to a fourth place finish in the women’s team standings with 7718 pins, just 49 pins out of third place behind Ottawa University.
Morningside placed fifth in the men’s team standing with 8580 pins to finish just nine pins out of fourth place behind the University of Nebraska.
The Mustangs finished first in the women’s junior varsity standings with 7418 pins before they lost against runner-up Hastings in the single-elimination jv tournament bracket. Morningside finished third with 7782 pins in the men’s junior varsity standings and lost against Iowa Central Community College in the championship match of the single-elimination tournament bracket.
Aside from Bomgaars’ third place finish, the Mustang women had four other competitors finish among the top 15 individuals in the women’s division. Marie Sitz, a junior from O’Neill, Neb., finished ninth with 1082 pins for a 180 average; Emma Sonier, a sophomore from Sioux City, finished 12th with 1037 pins and a 173 average; Abigail Harling, a freshman from Boulder City, Nev., finished 13th with 1032 pins and a 172 average; and Alexandra Gluck, a sophomore from Shenandoah, Iowa, finished 14th with 1018 pins and a 170 average.
Sitz rolled the Mustangs’ high score of the tournament with a 235 in her second game and also topped 200 with a 210 in her fourth game. Harling’s top score was a 206, Gluck had a 203 and Sonier had a 202 for her best effort. Katie Pearson, a senior from Sioux City, also had a 200 game with a 200 in her tourney finale.
Alex Eukovich, a senior from Berwyn, Ill., knocked down 1205 pins for a 201 average and a seventh place finish in the men’s standings. Eukovich topped 200 in four of his six games with a 201, 221, 204 and a 245 in his finale.
Tommy Croskey, a freshman from Great Falls, Montana, finished right behind Eukovich in eighth place with 1201 pins and a 200 average. He also had four 200 games with scores of 201, 215, 224 and 228.
Matthew Hystad, a sophomore from Le Mars, Iowa, finished 13th with 1156 pins and a 193 average. His top scores included a 209 and a 230.
Jorge Loredo Duran, a freshman from Toluca, Mexico, had the Mustangs’ two highest scores of the tournament with a 246 in both his fourth and sixth games. He also topped the 200-pin mark with a 202 in his tourney opener.
Morningside’s Cameron Peterson, a sophomore from Sioux Falls, S.D., also had a 200 game with a 218.
The Mustangs will host the Morningside Mustang Invitational on Dec. 2 and 3.