Despite loss to Regina, girls bowling maintains confidence heading into regionals

Will Klearman, Staff Writer

ETHS girls bowling fell short to Regina in their last regular season contest. Regina narrowly defeated ETHS by a score of 2757-2751. The 2751, the team put up, is marginally better than the team average of 2225. 

“The team did really well, we worked hard together as a team and displayed our skills,” said freshman bowler Jordin Gibson.

Regina was the last game of the Kits’ season. ETHS will begin the long journey of competing for a state title this Saturday, at regionals. With Regina being a non-conference opponent that won’t affect regional seeding, the message from Coach Ray Austin to the team was simple.

“His message was very clear, treat this as if it were Regionals,” Gibson echoed.

The Wildkits have remained consistent all year. They have steadily built up their record putting them in a position to manageably make it out of regionals alive.

“I think we’ve made a whole bunch of progress, we started out good and finished good, we have been very consistent … We have developed as a team” Gibson highlights.

ETHS finished with a record of 10-5 (9-3 CSL), landing them 3rd place in the Central Suburban League. The team heads to Habetler Bowl this Saturday for regionals. ETHS does not lack confidence heading into postseason play.

“The goal for regionals … is to go to sectionals, we are going to do that,” Gibson emphasizes.