Girls bowling expectations remain high after sectional appearance last season

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer

The Wildkits’ girls bowling team looks to build off their success from last year with a majority returning team and a 1-1 start to the season.

“Our goals are to win the conference title, go back to sectionals and beat New Trier,” varsity coach Ray Austin said.

The 2019-2020 squad is led by a handful of seasoned veterans including team captains Anne Porter and Asya Wright. The experience from these bowlers should give Evanston an advantage over their opponents, and has helped them formulate a plan for the season. 

“We’re very prepared, because we’re a veteran bunch,” Austin explained. “All of these bowlers have been starters the past three or four years.”  

The Kits kicked off the season against Resurrection on Dec. 2. Evanston fought hard, but they unfortunately lost 2261-2297. ETHS bounced back with an impressive 2825-2306 win at Glenbrook North on Dec. 4, even with the Kits facing some challenges. 

“We are down two starters right now, but we got a big team effort from everyone,” Austin said. “Captain Asya Wright and senior Riley Hays led the lady Kits against GBN.” 

Overall, it was a very promising start to the season— leaders stepped into the spotlight and took charge. This years maturity and experience of Evanston will hopefully lead Evanston to another strong year on the bowling alley. Their next match is on Dec. 14 at Bloomington Twin City Lanes, 9:00 AM.