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Former Huskers Compete at 2018 Queens Tournament

By NU Athletic Communications

Reno, Nevada – Many former Huskers competed in the 2018 USBC Queens Tournament over the weekend at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada.


The tournament began with 191 participants before the list narrowed to 64 players with 15 games of qualifying. The 64 players advanced to a double-elimination match play competition.


Shannon Pluhowsky led the group of Huskers in the final standings, finishing 14th with an average of 214.58. Pluhowsky began the tournament by defeating Giselle Poss, 631-549. However, her loss to Stefanie Johnson (758-738) in the second round of match-play sent her to the elimination bracket. Pluhowsky rebounded in the elimination bracket, taking down Verity Crawley (605-684), fellow former Husker Erin McCarthy (704-657), and Dena Buxton (630-606), before falling to Sydney Brummett (666-568) on Monday morning.


Diandra (Hyman) Asbaty also had an impressive showing in Reno, taking down Jakie Carbonetto (571-640) and fellow former Husker Stephanie Casey (651-637) before Anna Andersson defeated her 677-533, sending her to the elimination bracket. Asbaty fell to Brandi Branka, 600-582, on Sunday, finalizing her 20th place finish.


Briana Zabierek fell to former Husker Erin McCarthy (687-612) in the first round of match play, but bowled well in the elimination bracket, beating Cajsa Wegner (649-612), Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (710-663) and Aldila Indryati (673-631). Zabierek finally fell to Jenny Wegner 575-532, landing her in the 22nd spot with an average of 210.10.


McCarthy started out the tournament with her victory over Zabierek (687-612) but lost to Sharon Limansantoso (631-616), which sent her to play Aseret Zetter in the elimination bracket. McCarthy took down Zetter, 634-561, but could not stop Pluhowsky from taking the next game by a score of 704-657. McCarthy finished 25th with an average of 221 .93.


Brenda (Edwards) Padilla, Julia Bond, Cassandra Leuthold, Stephanie Casey, and Lindsay Boomershine also qualified for bracket play, finishing 28th, 37th, 39th, 44th and 56th, respectively.


Liz Kuhlkin, Jasmine (Laugerman) Snell, Katie Ann Sopp, Amanda (Burgoyne) Vermilyea, and Elise Bolton also competed in Reno.



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