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Archbishop Carroll boys bowling falls to Devon Prep

Marco Petroccia
Senior James Klusarits bowls a strike.

The Archbishop Carroll boys bowling team fell to Devon Prep, 3-1, on Feb. 1 at Wynnewood Lanes. 

With facing the number two bowler in the Philadelphia Catholic League, the Pats had to battle.

Seniors Marco Petroccia and Stephen Thomson had a rough start to the match, but were picked up by senior teammates James Klusarits and Patrick McGonigle. Klusarits started the match off hot with three strikes in a row, and ended up with eight strikes in all. He ended the game with a respectable score of 214. McGonigle also had a nice start, racking up three strikes in a row and finishing the game with six strikes. He put up a score of 181. Despite those great games from both guys, Devon Prep took the first game by 61 pins. 

“Not the start me and Marco were looking for,” Thomson said. “All we can do now is lock in for these next two games.” 

The second game for the Pats looked promising as two out of five of the starters rolled a strike in the first frame. The boys battled back and forth throughout this second game, and it was down to the wire in the 10th frame. With the boys being up by four pins and only having one Devon Prep player to bowl, it was looking good. However, the number two bowler in the PCL showed why he is one of the best. Giorgio Cipolloni bowled three strikes in a row and put Devon Prep up by 104 pins going into the third game. 

“Well, there’s not much you can do when you face a great bowler like Giorgio,” Klusarits said. “What we have to do now is just focus on this third game.”

The boys went into the third game feeling a little bummed out about how game two ended. However, they were still going to give it their all to bring home a win. Right out of the gate Devon Prep was looking good. They had two players that bowled four strikes in a row, and three players who finished above 200. With Devon putting those scores up in the last game, the Pats really could not do much. The boys lost the last game by 235 pins. 

“Definitely not the day we were looking for,” McGonigle said. “Today just wasn’t our day, and for them it was.”



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