Head coach Jeff Blizzard needed to see his Plymouth Whitemarsh Colonials dominate the lanes. The Colonials have yet proven to be a squad worthy of a 2016 Eastern Pa. regional tournament spot. Before the holiday break, PW averaged 885.22 pins a game in its first six conference matches, close to 19 pins below last season (903.98).
On Jan. 6, the Colonials were able to overcome miscues in defeating visiting Upper Dublin, 4-0 (2,627-2,123), in Suburban One League Continental/American action at Facenda Whitaker Lanes in East Norriton. Grant it, PW (21-15, 16-12 conference) hadn’t participated in a match since Dec. 23, a 3-1 at conference leader North Penn. However, the Cardinals have yet to win a match this season.
Lefthander John Hansel led the hosts with a 203 game and 556 series, bumping his conference average from 181.6 to 182.1. PW teammate and leadoff Matt Amadio returned from a two-match absence with a 197 set and 549 total.
The Cardinals were paced by four hole Kevin Hoxha’s 477 series. Upper Dublin leadoff Steven Field, a straight ball bowler, rolled a 183 game and knocked down 469 pins.
During the match, PW didn’t subsitute any bowlers. The Cardinals, however, had three different students appear in one game apiece: Evan Britchkow (first), Chris Conner (second), and Jesse Weiner (third). Blizzard could’ve been tempted to grab Jared Young from Junior Varsity after a 241 showing, but he kept the lineup intact; Young and another JV teammate tallied 600-plus series.
Sean Diorio, PW’s two-hole, couldn’t make himself comfortable on lanes five and six at all times. He recorded a 602 series in the Colonials’ previous match. This time saw diorio manage a 506 series with a 193 high game and four first-ball gutters.
As for PW anchor Dom Procaccino, he returned to being a speed demon. After rolling his bowling ball at approximately 18 miles per hour during the Colonials’ previous two matches (both at Earl Bowl in Earlington), Procaccino had been clocked at 19.5 to 22.3 mph against the Cardinals. Although he didn’t post anything below 168, Procaccino reached 521, slightly lower than his 177 average.
This had been PW’s first match win since Dec. 14 versus Hatboro-Horsham (3-1 at Facenda Whitaker) and first via sweep since Dec. 8 against the Abington Ghosts at Thunderbird Lanes in Willow Grove. The Colonials return to Facenda Whitaker on Jan. 11 to face the Ghosts; this match will signify the start of the second half of the conference slate.
UD 751 698 674= 2,123 
PW 864 942 821= 2,627 
Upper Dublin Cardinals:
Steven Field 183-149-137= 469
Evan Britchkow 99-JV-JV= 99
Chris Conner JV-105-JV= 105
Jesse Weiner JV-JV-133= 133
Jacob Ginn 164-126-123= 413
Kevin Hoxha 161-168-148= 477
Andy Katz 144-150-133= 427
Plymouth Whitemarsh Colonials:
Matt Amadio 197-188-164= 549
Sean Diorio 169-193-144= 506
Jake Newell 137-182-176= 495
John Hansel 184-203-169= 556
Dom Procaccino 177-176-168= 521