Girls bowling has ends season in thrilling fashion

Zach Myers, Staff Writer

Girls bowling finished the best season in its program history, winning both the CSL and the Regional Championships for the first time.

The Kits’ season included a signature win over New Trier who they beat 2973 to 2836 to recapture ‘The Pin,’ en route to winning the 5th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational.

“This year, we didn’t have a so-called super star, we had a team of stars,” head coach Ray Austin said. “Our seniors, captains Asya Wright and Anne Porter along with Genevieve Christon and Riley Hays teamed with underclassmen Raivyn Summers and Dahna
Duffy to form one of the most potent lineups we have had in years.”

Prior to their successes, the Kits’ season got off to a rocky start losing their first match to Resurrection College Prep.

“We lost some important matches early on, which arguably lost us winning conference outright,” Porter explained. “But every week we would strive to do better than the last, which made us a competitive team.”

The team’s accomplishments are even more impressive once you realize that most of the girls didn’t start bowling until somewhat recently.

“I came to ETHS never having bowled before,” Porter explained. “As was the case with many of our seniors this year. Through the four years and lots of hard work, I was able to be part of some really amazing teams which was really fun to experience.”

Although almost half the team graduates this year, the future looks bright for the Kits as they will return all conference bowlers Raivyn Summers and Dahna Duffy next season.