The Cortland High girls’ bowling team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 2-1 victory over Fayetteville-Manlius in the Salt City Athletic Conference opener for both teams at Cort-Lanes Tuesday.
The Hornets did pick up a 3-0 win over the Purple Tiger boys.
Cortland girls 2, F-M 1: Cortland lost the first game by a narrow 748-728 margin, but bounced back in game two with a 734-717 victory. The Purple Tigers won the match by capturing game three, 756-669.
Calista Van Epps paced Cortland with her 513 series after games of 152- 172-189. Makayla Cotterill rolled a 486 series with games of 145-172-169 and Autumn Wells posted a 457 on scores of 168-136-153. Victoria Strobeck added a 394 on scores of 121-145-128 with Jillian Riccardi completing the Purple Tigers scoring five with her 368 on scores of 142-109-117.
Shelby Miner led Fayetteville-Manlius (0-1 overall) with her 470 series on scores of 165-125-180. Lydia Chase added a 452 on 178-145-129, Kendra Elliott 425 on 134-172-119, Hannah Smith 396 on 144-106-146 and Samantha Estock 391 on 127-169-95.
F-M boys 3, Cortland 0: Fayetteville-Manlius (1-0 overall) took the first and third games easily by scores of 921-867 and 871-819. Cortland (0-2 overall) hung tough in the second game before falling 876-865.
David Benjamin would lead Cortland with a 607 series after games of 208- 214-185. Joe Kane was next with his 521 series on scores of 187-154-180, Adam Minnard 509 on 169-160-180, Jake Keep 467 on 152-177-138 and Koby Davis 447 on 151-160-136.
Kevin Winschel posted the high series of the match with his 742 after games of 269-237-236 for F-M. Adam Koss posted his 598 series on scores of 201-162-235, Dan Fiumara 491 on 183-164-144 and Ryan Yenny 449 on 128-188-133. Xavier Greene tossed games of 140 and 125 with Jack Jeffery rolling a 123 in the third game.
Cortland will host Chittenango Thursday in non-league action at Cort- Lanes beginning at 3:30 p.m. The Purple Tigers will travel to Strike ‘N Spare Lanes in Mattydale Friday to face East Syracuse-Minoa in SCAC competition at 3:30.