Match number one:
The eagles open the 2019/20 season against the Swan Valley vikings, The eagles took the first baker game 173 to 127
The vikings came right back and took the second baker game 188 to 167 and took a 6 point to 4 point lead into the Peterson games.
The eagles did not execute spare shooting in the first peterson and dropped the game 896 to 800 but turned things around in the second Peterson game winning it 935 to 915. The vikings took two extra head to head points and inched out a season opening win over the Eagles 16 to 14
The eagles were lead by Hunter Garchow 244 and Cameron Severs 204
Match number two:
The Eagles had to regroup fast as they had a veteran team in Standish up next.
The Eagles found there groove and fired a 215 and 206 sweeping both Baker games and took a 10 to 0 lead into the Peterson’s
The match turned exiting and fun for both teams Cameron Severs remained red hot firing a 215 and senior Brian Farnsworth a 215 but Standish Answered on the last shot of the 10th frame taking the game 924 to 918….The match continued to go back and forth in the second Peterson Cameron Severs continued leading the way with a 206 also Alec Martin 190. As the dust settled on the last 2 balls Standish took the peterson game by 3 pins
887 to 884 But Senior Brian Farnsworth picked upside critical pins in the 10th frame to win his head to head match creating a 15 to 15 tie. The tie breaker is total pins for the match and the eagles took the victory 24 overall pins.
I knew our schedule to start the season was going to be tough, but man two extremely close matches week one was a roller coaster ride.
We grew together immediately as a team today, Cameron took over the lead off spot in our line up and gave us the spark we need.
Getting the first look at the re-aligned TVC East is exactly what I expected Extremely tough. There is no elite team….just a lot of really good teams.
Our first practice of the season was a classroom session where we taught the boys scoring situations, learning how to keep score, understanding the value of one or two pins during the course of a match, not trying to pick up impossible splits and taking the easy pins. This is the reason we were able to walk away with a win today.
We will compete next Saturday in an invitational tournament in Ithaca next Saturday at 8:00 a m