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Chrisanthy Stotis and Courtney Giffei played a full series to lead New Trier to a 2081-1671 win over Glenbrook North on Tuesday.
In a dual match held at Classic Bowl, senior Stotis had a match-high 456, and sophomore Giffei added 402 points.
“Overall we’ve been doing a lot better, and it’s difficult because normally we get a lot of new people in, and they’ve never bowled before,” said senior co-captain Margo Singer, who played in two of the three games for New Trier.
“Our averages, especially in our last game, have really improved,” Singer added. “The season usually starts out slow, but we’re starting better than we have in the past, and I have really high hopes for JV and varsity this year.”
The Trevians, coached under David Hjelmgren, remain undefeated so far this season, improving to 4-0. Last year, they finished 13th at sectionals. New Trier hasn’t reached a top-10 finish as a team in sectionals since 2007, when it took eighth.
For the Spartans (0-3), junior Sammi Heinz led the way with a score of 382, and sophomore Patricia Doolan followed up with 369.
“Looking across the board at their scores, they did an excellent job,” first-year coach said Barbara Nellans, whose team played on the Trevian’s lanes for the first time. “They bowled lower than their usual games, but I think a lot had to do with the lanes.”
With this year being only the second year Glenbrook North’s varsity team is registered as an Illinois High School Association, Nellans added that part of this season’s goals is to bond as a team, which would carry over to next season, as most of the team is expected to return.
“The goal for our team is to bowl over 600 (each game),” Nellans said. “One of the three games we went over that. The other three were pretty close, so I’m pretty happy with the scores that they had.”