TREVOSE — Once Norristown senior Emily Kinsey took the pressure off herself and started having more fun, she bowled a lot better.Kinsey's 580, highlighted by a 209 second game, was good for third place in at the Suburban One League's individual championships held at Brunswick Zone-Feasterville on Wednesday."I think her goal when she came in to finish in the top-5,' Norristown coach Candy Johnson said. "She made that goal today.'She was just seven pins behind second-place Tracey Tardif of Upper Moreland and 50 pins Pennridge's Jenn Stevens, who won the conference's scratch title for the third consecutive year.Plymouth-Whitemarsh freshman Francesca Schoettle-Colelli finished tied for fourth in her first SOL championship experience, shooting games of 210, 169 and 173 for a 552 series."We were practicing yesterday and she made some adjustments, which helped her move in, because her ball was cutting too far left,' Plymouth Whitemarsh coach Jeff Blizzard said. "She made some adjustments that really helped. She hit the pocket a lot today.'The outstanding freshman finished in the top-10 averages in the regular season and was bowling on a pair with nine seniors.
"Bowling with other good bowlers, seeing Jenn (Stevens) have that 267, I think that rubs off on kids,' Blizzard said. "Francesca understands the game well enough that she knows what she needs to do by watching others. I think that really helped her and gave her confidence. For her, confidence is everything.'"That was a real good experience for her and maybe even a passing the torch type experience for her.'
Emily Kircher of Pennridge finished tied for fourth with Schoettle-Colelli.
A 203 the second game lifted Katie Ferry of Norristown to a 549 series, which was good for seventh place.
Two North Penn girls placed in the top-10 with Danielle Godshall finishing eighth (537) and Rebecca Murray following closely in 10th with a 536 series.
Angela Weinberger of Upper Dublin rebounded from a poor 112 the first game to shoot 507 for the day, good for 12th place.
Kinsey, Ferry and Chrissy Rose of Norristown had previously qualified for regionals due to their top-12 regular season averages.
"We're still going to regionals,' Johnson said. "I think (Emily's) really happy where they finished. The girls finished one game out of first this year. I think (Emily) feels it was very successful year and enjoyed her four years bowling on the team. She's a good leader.'
Jamie Puglielli and Schoettle-Colelli of PW punched their tickets to regionals by finishing the regular season in the top-10 in average.