by Mike Slodki
While there were some positive indicators in Mondayâ€™s opening bowling matchup with host Morris, the end result was not what Kaneland was hoping for.
Kicking off the 2009-10 season at Echo lanes off of Route 6 in Morris, the Lady Knights lost by a final of 2,635-2,018 to fall to their future Northern Illinois Big 12 rival.
However, the Lady Knights came back to top WSC rival Geneva on Tuesday at Mardi Gras Lanes with a 2,443-2,280 victory.
KHS now sits at 1-1 (1-0 WSC).
Expected to produce big numbers for Kaneland this winner, Holly Thomas bowled a 517 series and had the top three games bowled with 185, 172 and 160 totals.
â€œShe knows exactly what to do out there,â€ KHS coach Jim McKnight said. â€œWe are also looking for improved score from girls like Jessica McHenry and Amy Kuryliw.â€
Teammate Seleana Isaacs bowled a 382 series, while McHenry bowled a 378 series.
Against Geneva, Thomas came through again with a 537 series, highlighted by a 200 game. Molly Lambert bowled a 471 series, while Isaacs bowled a 371 series. Other high games were Thomasâ€™ 179 and Lambertâ€™s 172.
The JV crew also game away with a 1,892-1,814 victory. Jenna Bartel paced the effort with a 377 series.