PABCON: Team USA Wins Team Gold, Sweeps All-Events

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

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Missy Parkin's record-setting, 24-game all-events pinfall of 5515 easily surpassed the record set by Kelly Kulick (right) in 2008, when she shot 5463.

Team USA dominated the field to win the team gold medal, swept the all-events medals, and qualified for the 2015 Pan American Games on Tuesday in an eventful day at the 2014 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships in Cali, Colombia.

Team USA took the lead by nearly 150 pins after the first game of team event and never looked back en route to a record-breaking, six-game total of 6,738 at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Canada took the silver with 6,301, and Mexico earned the bronze with 6,195.

Missy Parkin led the way for the United States with 1,452 and was followed by Liz Johnson (1,375), Kelly Kulick (1,341), Shannon O'Keefe (1,261), Shannon Pluhowsky (664) and Danielle McEwan (645).

Not only did the United States win the event by 428 pins, it also broke its own PABCON Women's Championships record of 6,713 set in 2012.

"We bowled amazing and it was just incredible," Parkin said. "We were really good at communicating with each other and keeping up with the moves, which was important because the lanes were changing quickly."

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