CORNING - The Hawks and Blue Raiders split at Crystal Lanes on Wednesday, with the Corning girls picking up a 5-0 win and the Horseheads boys winning 3-2.
In the girls game, Corning was led by Meghan Sturdevant who had a 571 series (194, 216, 161). Kaylyn Thomas had a 512 series including games of 234 and 151 and Paige Gethin and Brittney Millhollen added a 202 and 189 game, respectively.
Horseheads was led by Lindsey VanAlstine who rolled a 460 series including games of 160, 156 and 144.
“This group of girls continues to impress me,” Corning head coach Eric Kizis said. “While I am proud of all six of these Varsity girls, Meghan and Kaylyn have done a tremendous job in the first two matches. We will continue to work on improving covering spares and closing frames. Tonight was a great team win as we started slowly, but really came on in the last two games.”
On the boys side, David Hawkins had a 642 series to lead the Blue Raiders (177, 202, 267) and Colby Woolever-Frost rolled a 631 series (210, 221, 200). Colby Guiles-Morrell had a 234 game, Arjun Patel added a 205 game and Andrew School chipped in a 234 game.
Derik Lisi rolled a 663 series for the Hawks (236, 227, 200) and Isaiah Beschler posred a 209 game, Jacob Freeland added a 204 game and Michael Hoffman-Bellucci had a 201 game.
“We are a very young team this season and each match is a work in progress,” said Kizis. “While I saw some growth tonight, I saw things that we need to continue to work to improve.
“I am proud of the efforts this team is putting forward, we just need to do it on a more consistent basis. As a team, we need to be much better with our spare shooting. We will continue to improve each week.”
Corning will travel to Elmira in its next contest on Monday at 3:40 p.m., while the Blue Raiders will host Binghamton on Tuesday at 3:40 p.m.