NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Plainfield girls bowling team arrived at Caroliere Lanes in North Brunswick this past Friday unblemished with a 13-0 record.
But the Tigers left 13-1.
The Woodbridge Barrons topped South Plainfield three games to one to hand the Tigers their first loss of the season. Deanna Calantoni of Woodbridge (14-3) rolled a 676 to top all bowlers for the match.
Lanasia Neal paced South Plainfield once again rolling a team-high 612 series with individual games of 199-202-211. The sophomore, who placed 2nd in the Greater Middlesex County Individual Tournament earlier this month, has consistently been the best bowler this season on the team. She has knocked down 8,535 total pins this season. The next highest total on the team belongs to Melissa Novak with 6,828.
Novak (546) and Chelsea Alers (515) contributed the next two highest scores for South Plainfield against the Barrons.
The boys team also took a loss getting shut out 4-0. Woodbridge (11-5-1) featured a balanced attack led by John Drost who rolled a 709 series.
The high-men for South Plainfield (10-5-1) were Jason Petriello and Angelo Salici who both rolled 615’s for the day.
The bowling squads have two regular season contests left (Tuesday against Monroe and Wednesday against Carteret) before the GMC Tournament begins on Feb. 1. Both teams expect high seeds for the tournament and can only solidify them with two wins each this week against the aforementioned teams.
Below is the box score from the games.
Girls: South Plainfield 1, Woodbridge 3
South Plainfield: 847-891-794-2532: Chelsea Alers 171-225-119-515; Hallie Bisgaard 139-105-142-386; Lanasia Neal 199-202-211-612; Melissa Novak 184-191-171-546; Emily Sukenik 154-168-151-473
Woodbridge: 958-847-960-2765: Carly Kjersgaard 182-148-179-509; Sabrina Yip 141-116-179-436; Tyler Karpinecz 215-201-174-590; Samantha Scalafani 169-192-156-517; Alexa Mussinan 176-104-158-438; Deanna Calantoni 216-190-270-676
Records: South Plainfield 13-1-0, Woodbridge 14-3-0
Boys: South Plainfield 0, Woodbridge 4
South Plainfield: 984-1005-1000-2989: Jason Belanger 191-235-213-639; Victor Ladino 191-159-191-541; Michael Menkin 214-175-172-561; Jason Petriello 179-212-224-615; Angelo Salici 209-224-182-615; Danny Trieu 158-151-190-499
Woodbridge: 1010-1186-1099-3295: James Stoveken 233-223-191-647; Michael Bocra 150-178-223-551; Adam Trabalka 225-226-212-663; Travis Makara 151-211-226-588; John Drost 183-279-247-709; Kyle Bilawsky 218-247-181-646
Records: South Plainfield 10-5-1, Woodbridge 11-5-1
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