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Joyce Lin’s 569 series keeps Port Washington rolling

Joyce Lin of Port Washington reacts after bowling

Joyce Lin of Port Washington reacts after bowling a personal-high 205 in a girls league match against Garden City at Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Photo Credit: James Escher

The Port Washington girls bowling team continued to roll on Monday, winning its 19th straight Nassau Conference I match.

Sophomore Joyce Lin bowled a high game of 205 in the first game of a 569 series to lead Port Washington to a 755-419, 702-393, 706-417 win over Garden City. Seniors Ruth Benitez and Jenna Worms each bowled a 190 in game three.

The Vikings have won their first seven matches this season, after making the playoffs and finishing conference play 12-0 last year.

“We knew we had something special going on at the beginning of last season,” Port Washington coach Kevin Braddish said. “When we came back this year, we came out strong and the girls have been excellent.”

A key to Port Washington’s success has been the strong play of Lin and fellow sophomore Sarah Chung. Lin and Chung joined the Vikings last year as freshman and developed an immediate bond with their teammates.

“Ruth and I have really connected well with Sarah and Joyce,” Worms said. “We all bowled together on Saturday mornings during the summer and helped each other improve our shots.”

With its senior leadership and young and upcoming talent, Port Washington is hoping to make a statement in Nassau this season.

“We are a complete team, these girls give us a chance to win on any given day,” Braddish said. “I like our chances to make a run at a county championship this year.”

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