Poole Heats Up During Minooka's Sweep of Romeoville
Senior rolls 681 series during Southwest Prairie Conference dual meet.
JOLIET—Minooka High School's girls bowling team is gaining momentum.
That's good news for the Indians and bad news for the rest of the opponents on the schedule.
Minooka swept Romeoville 10-0 in a Southwest Prairie Conference dual meet Thursday evening at Town and Country Lanes in Joliet. The Indians rolled a 3,012 to the Spartans' 2,259.
Leading the way was Alyssa Poole, who rolled games of 231, 210 and 240 to finish with a 681 series.
"I was relaxed, and that was a key for me," Poole said. "It's something I've been working on."
"She's been doing really well this year," Minooka coach Frank Yudzentis said. "She's put a lot of time in and you can tell that. She understands it's a long season, she wants to get better and she's doing that right now. She's a senior, and she wants to make the most of her senior year."
"For the past two meets, I've been consistent," Poole said. "Something clicked, and now I'm rolling the same ball each time."
Minooka won 1,051-734, 950-756 and 1,011-769.
"We're improving," Poole said. "We've been improving throughout the season. We just have to keep working."
"We have a pretty deep team," Yudzentis said. "It's about finding the right five on the right day. We have a chance to be pretty good."
Courtney Johnston had a 597 series that included a 236 game. Allysa Rak posted a 588 three-game series.
"We've progressed, and I think the girls are seeing that as well," Yudzentis said. "We bowled 3,000, and Poole is a big reason for that. To have Courtney and Ashley Dylik just under their averages, that says a lot about the rest of the girls."
"We knew we had to win today because we want to do well in conference this year," Poole said. "Last year, we came from behind (sixth) to win the conference. I'd like us to take first and hold it this year."
Nicole Jeffrey led the Spartans with a 536 series. Her high game was a 214. Jessica Wall checked in with a 459 and Erin Richards had a 455 three-game pinfall.