Sara Horsfield feels proper at house at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo, Iowa.

So, senior likes Western Dubuque’s probabilities on the Iowa Class 2A state event at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. The Bobcats gained a regional title at Cadillac final week with a 2,782 to earn the No. 3 seed within the eight-team area.

Horsfield gained the person regional title with a 268-172—440 for the fourth seed at state. Her teammate, sophomore Kirsten Butcher, grabbed the final at-large spot within the area with a 394.

“Cadillac feels quite a bit like our house lanes,” Horsfield mentioned of Cobra Lanes in Farley. “I’ve been to loads of homes the place the oil sample and the lanes don’t actually swimsuit my sport, however Cadillac appears like the place we bowl each week. It provides us loads of confidence going into state. If the circumstances are the identical and we bowl the way in which we did (at regionals), I believe now we have a reasonably good probability.”

Solely LeMars (2,986) and Keokuk (2,887) shot higher than the Bobcats throughout the qualifying spherical. However Waterloo East (2,757), Denison-Schleswig (2,684), Newton (2,627), Fort Dodge (2,607) and Waverly-Shell Rock (2,602) all determine to have a reputable shot on the workforce title.

“Having bowled there for regionals and for (Mississippi Valley Convention) divisionals will assist tremendously,” first-year coach Larry Knipper mentioned. “If nothing else, that familiarity will give the women a bit further confidence. We’re not going right into a home the place we don’t know the shot. It’s not going to be straightforward. There are loads of groups there with fairly excessive averages, so we’ll must bowl effectively to have a shot.”

Horsfield leads the Bobcats with a 193.5 common, adopted by senior Lanie Konzen (191.57), junior Sam Neuses (187.61), junior Hannah Kluesner (181.5), Butcher (174.11), junior Ceci Daly (172), freshman Baylee Neyen (167.9) and junior Brooklyn Neyen (166.75). The Bobcats rank fourth in Class 2A with a 2,732.67 workforce common.