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Boys bowling gets it done on senior night

Senior Marco Petroccia bowled a 600 series, scoring 200+ points in each of three games
Stephen Thomson, Marco Petroccia, Coach Thomas Quintois, Patrick McGonigle and Jesse Vente look pleased after the boys bowling team’s win against Bonner.

The Archbishop Carroll boys bowling team took home the W on senior night against Monsignor Bonner on Tuesday Jan. 23 at Wynnewood Lanes. 

Before the match started, Coach Thomas Quintois held a ceremony for the seniors and provided lots of food. The players took pictures with their parents, teachers, and staff and then started the first game. 

“I’m really gonna miss these guys,” Coach Quintois said. “They have become family over these last two years.”

That food from Coach Quintois might have been the key factor to the boys’ success, as they started the first game hot. Just in the first frame, three out of five of the boys bowled strikes. Senior Marco Petroccia started the game with three strikes in a row, and finished with a score of 210. The boys took the first game stress-free, winning by 85 pins. 

The boys did not take their foot off the gas, as they absolutely destroyed Bonner in the second game. Once again, three out of five players started with a strike in the first frame. The Pats had three players shooting over 180, with Petroccia rolling a 204, senior James Klusarits bowling a 194, and senior Jesse Ventre racking up a 181. The boys went into the third game up 294 pins. 

“After that second monstrous game, I felt really confident,” senior Stephen Thomson said. “We really want to perform for senior night in front of our families.”

That is exactly what the Pats continued to do in Game Three. In the first frame of the third game, four out of five bowlers racked up strikes. Throughout the third game, the Pats were bowling strikes left and right. Thomson finished with a career high score of 193, and Petroccia accomplished a 621 series with a final score of 207. The Pats won the third game by 212 pins, and overall won by 506 pins. 

“We got it done on senior night,” Klusarits said. “We really needed this sweep for our record, and it is always nice to win on senior night.”

The Pats now move to 21-23 on the season and face a tough Archbishop Ryan team on Jan. 25 at Thunderbird Lanes. 


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