Flagler Palm Coast girls bowling coach Laura Oliva made sure to reschedule the Aug. 30 match with Seabreeze that had been canceled because of the hurricane.
They rescheduled for Sept. 7, with Seabreeze winning the match 5-2 at Palm Coast Lanes.
“Seabreeze is a No. 1 team. It was our third match of the week, but I wanted the girls to see that level of competition,” Oliva said.
The Sandcrabs and Bulldogs split the individual games, with Seabreeze winning two of three Baker games and winning the point for total pins with 28 more than FPC.
“I’m pleased they only beat us by 28 pins,” Oliva said.
FPC was the first team this season to score points off Seabreeze, which has defeated its six opponents by an aggregate score of 40-2. FPC has been almost as good, with an aggregate score off 44-5.
Oliva was pleased with her bowlers’ enthusiasm against the Sandcrabs. She told them to stay positive, and she was happy with the results.
“We cheered every time, not just for strikes and spares,” she said.
Seabreeze improved to 6-0 with another 7-0 win over Atlantic on Sept. 11. FPC improved to 6-1 with a 7-0 win over DeLand.
Bulldogs senior Emma Pezzullo leads all girls bowlers in the district with a 233.13 average.
“Emma is bowling her best ever,” Oliva said. “She is knocking it out of the park every time.”
Seabreeze’s Kara Beissel is second in the district with a 219 average, while Seabreeze's Stacey Spaulding is third with a 212.6.
Four other Seabreeze bowlers — Breanna Hess, Madison Kuenning, Hailey Halcomb and Katelyn Miller — also rank among the top eight in the district.
Seabreeze’s boys are also 6-0 after wins over FPC and Atlantic. The Sandcrabs blanked the Bulldogs 7-0. DeLand also topped FPC to drop the Bulldogs’ record to 5-2.
Like the Sandcrabs' girls team, the boys have dominated with a 40-2 aggregate score.
Seabreeze’s Dalton Boice leads the district with a 244 average, while Brayden Barnes is third at 215. Jeremy Batt and Eliot Oliva leave the Bulldogs with a 186 and a 180 average, respectively.