CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The North Carolina A&T bowling team opened the season on Friday with two wins in Baker play before losing the next three at the Hampton Roads Collegiate Bowling Invitational hosted by Hampton University.


The Aggies defeated Chowan and Virginia State with their best score bowled a 190 in the fifth match. After Day 1, the Aggies are in fourth place after losses to Elizabeth City State, Bowie State and Norfolk State.

They defeated Chowan 588-469 and Virginia State 648-547. 


"There was a great start today," said N.C. A&T head coach James Williams. "Our energy was high and our focus was awesome. As the lanes became tougher, we started missing spares."

Routine spares were made by the Aggies on Friday, but they did have to face a number of difficult spares. The Aggies will look to improve their scores by making the single spares they missed Friday.

"In Bakers, every single spare is crucial because you don't get many chances in a match," said Williams.