CORNING - Corning split with Maine-Endwell on Wednesday with the girls winning 5-0 and the boys falling 4-1 at Crystal Lanes in the Hawks' home opener.

For the girls, Corning defeated Maine-Endwell 2531-2332.

The Hawks were led by eighth grader Meghan Sturdevant's 559 series with games of 162, 227, and 170. Kaylyn Thomas added a 557 series with games of 223, 159, and 175 and Paige Gethin posted a 197 game.

Bailey Wood had a 566 series (164, 211, 191) to lead Maine-Endwell and Jolene McConnell rolled a 205 game.

"I could not be any more proud of a group of people, as I am of these girls," Corning head coach Eric Kizis said. "Of the five starting Varsity bowlers, only two of them were on our roster last season. 

"In their first match as a team they bowled great for their first team win," said Kizis. "With that being said, we have some things to work on, like picking single pin spares, but what a great start."

On the boys side, Maine-Endwell won by a score of 2851-2819 total pins.

Derik Lisi led the Hawks with a 720 series including games of 279, 190 and 251.

"Derik had an incredible night, what a tremendous start to his junior year," Kizis said. "His energy was amazing tonight."

Hunter Crouch chipped in a 243 game for Corning.

Garrett Seamans rolled a 637 series with games of 184, 199, 254 for the Spartans. Noah McNeill had a 604 series including games of 160, 247, and 197 and Corey Church and Nathaniel Hoffer added a 201 and 235 game, respectively.

"We had a great team start in game 1, the boys were running some good lines and were picking spares," said Kizis. "Then in game 2 everything got away from them and the lanes started breaking down and many of my boys refused to make adjustments.

"We will definitely be better in game 12 then we were in game one," Kizis said.

Corning will host Horseheads on Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. in its next match.