Sequoit Girls Bowling Takes Down Rival Eagles

The girls bowling team continues to dominate as they roll through their cross-town rivals.

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Sequoit Girls Bowling Takes Down Rival Eagles

Senior Maya Schon goes for another strike against her rival, the last time she'll play the Eagles.

Senior Maya Schon goes for another strike against her rival, the last time she'll play the Eagles.

Senior Maya Schon goes for another strike against her rival, the last time she'll play the Eagles.

Senior Maya Schon goes for another strike against her rival, the last time she'll play the Eagles.

The girls bowling team took on the sister school this past Thursday as the Sequoits and Eagles clashed at both of their home turfs, Antioch Lanes. The Sequoits were 6-2 heading into the game against the Eagles, as the Eagles were 1-1-1. Whenever a team from Antioch meets a team from Lakes, it means a lot more to the players, no matter what the sport is. Considering the team had a better record heading into the meeting, they had loads of confidence that they wouldn’t struggle to get a solid win against a weaker eagle team. 

One of the most consistent players for the team stepped up in a big way to guarantee we wouldn’t take an embarrassing loss. Senior captain Allison Kane came through in the clutch on the floor she’s used to playing on.

“I bowled really good,” Kane said. “I was used to the oil pattern and knew exactly where I needed to hit to get a strike.”

Antioch Lanes is familiar turf for both teams, as they share it as a home bowling alley. A team is only as good as its worst player, thankfully for the bowling team, depth is not one of its weaknesses. Nearly every player that bowled in the most anticipated game of the year stepped up and delivered when it mattered, especially the senior class.

“We treated it like any other match,” senior Maya Schon said. “We went out there and did our best.”

Schon and Kane have been a dynamic duo for the bowling team all winter and continued their dominance even after a long winter break. They finished off the Eagles and scored 830, 859 and 915 in their three games. 

With another big win from the Sequoits, the expectations have grown along with the realization that this can be one of the best girls bowling teams to come through the school is finally setting in. The girls have an invitational coming up in Mount Prospect and a big win against their rivals is a good way to head into a big tournament where they can really make their mark.