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Wichita State's Lavoie wins Men's XBowling ISC title

Lucas Wiseman
USBC Communications
Published: May 13, 2014 | Bowl.com
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RENO, Nev. - Wichita State's Francois Lavoie took home the men's title at the 2014 XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships.

Lavoie defeated Midland's Perry Crowell, 217-188, to claim the men's title at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The finals aired nationally on CBS Sports Network.

The XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships women's show will air May 20 at 8 p.m. Eastern, while the men's show will air May 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Lavoie stayed clean for both of his matches, which included split conversions in the seventh and ninth frames of the championship match. Crowell got back in the match after two early opens, but a 4 pin in the ninth frame ended his run at the title.

After just missing the finals of the ITC, Lavoie was happy to share the title with his teammates.

"We took about half an hour to deal with what happened (to end the ITCs)," said Lavoie, a junior who made his third ISC appearance. "We just had to accept it and move on. That's all you can do. It means a lot to bring the title back to Wichita State. Every title is a team title. We do everything as a team, so this isn't just for me. This is for the whole team. "

In the semifinals, Lavoie eliminated Webber International's Gabriel Garcia-Rinelli, 244-206, while Crowell struck on his first shot in the 10th to advance past Notre Dame-Ohio's Chris Via, 201-183.

For more information on the XBowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships, visit BOWL.com/ISC.

XBowling is the title sponsor of the collegiate national championships. XBowling is a first-of-its-kind bowling app that empowers bowlers to connect and compete using their smart phone or tablet devices while bowling within XBowling enabled centers locally, across the country and around the world.  The XBowling platform allows bowlers to enter challenges, view live scoring, and compete remotely while bowling.

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Wichita State's Francois Lavoie

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Webber International's Gabriel Garcia-Rinelli

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Midland's Perry Crowell

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Notre Dame-Ohio's Chris Via

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