MVC Women's Wrestlers Compete at WCWA National Meet
MARSHALL, MO -- The No. 6 Missouri Valley College women's wrestling team is on the road to Bristol, Tenn. for the WCWA National Meet, taking on the top teams in collegiate women's wrestling. Day one of the event was Friday.
At 101 pounds No. 10 Freshman Dalina Vuong received a bye in championship round one, but was pinned by Tamika Jones of Waldorf College in 0:40 during round two. Vuong received a bye in the consolation second round and was able to defeat Cheyenne Kemp of Wayland Baptist University by a decision of 0-1, 4-1, 1-0.
At 109 pounds Junior Ariel Green defeated Alex Campbell of University of Cumberlands in a 6-0, 2-1 decision in championship round one. In round two No. 3 Kristi Garr of Oklahoma City University defeated Green by pin 0:51. Green was defeated in consolation round two by Esthafania Jimenez of Oklahoma City University by a 4-4, 1-1, 1-0 decision.
Freshman Samantha Higa won by decision over Jessica Marso of Menlo College 2-1, 6-1 in championship round one, but was defeated by No. 1 Victoria Anthony of Simon Fraser University by technical fall 6-0, 6-0 in round two. In consolation round two Higa defeated Teammate Biega by a 3-0, 3-1 decision, and won by forfeit over Tori Degginger of King College in round three. Paulina Biega was pinned 1:55 in championship round one by Savanna Nobile in the 109 pound weight class. Biega received a bye in consolation round one, but was defeated by Teammate Higa by 3-0, 3-1 decision in round two.
Freshman Christina Bautista defeated Esthafania Jimenez of Oklahoma City University by a 0-1, 1-0, 1-0 decision in championship round one, but was defeated by pin 5-0, 1:00 in round two by No. 4 Amy Fearnside of Jamestown College. Bautista won by pin 1:42 over Alex Campbell of University of Cumberlands in consolation round two, and went on to win round three by way of pin over Jordyn Lee of Pacific University.
At 116 pounds No. 2 Sophomore Jacarra Winchester received a first round bye, and won by technical default over Ashley Schuman of Menlo College 6-0, 7-0 in championship round two. Winchester won by decision over No. 7 Logan Rich of Oklahoma City by a 5-3, 4-2 decision in the quarterfinal match. Georgia Andrei was defeated in round one by pin 6-0 0:44. Andrei received a bye in consolation round one, but was defeated by Ashley Schuman of Menlo College by way of pin 0:48.
At 123 pounds Junior Brittney Faust received a first round bye, and defeated Mabel Flores of Pacific University by 3-0, 1-0 decision. In the quarterfinal match Faust was defeated by Brieana Delgado of Oklahoma City University by 1-0, 3-2 decision. Junior Samantha Lovelace was defeated in round one by Aleah LaFrancis of Missouri Baptist University by way of pin 2-1 1:07. Lovelace received a consolation first round bye, but was defeated in round two by Gina Carpenter of Simon Fraser University by 3-0, 7-0 decision.
At 130 pounds No. 3 Junior Randi Beltz advanced to the championship semifinals thanks to a first round pin of Allyson Blessman of University of Cumberlands in the second round, then defeating No. 8 Cheyenne Youngblood of Missouri Baptist University in a 6-0, 1-0 decision.
At 136 pounds Freshman Dezrae Groomer advanced to the championship second round after defeating Bailey Martinez in a 4-4, 8-0 decision, but lost in the second round to No. 6 Krestin Harmon of University of Cumberalnds in a 4-0, 3-0 decision.
Groomer won her first consolation match in a pin just 33-seconds into the first period over Melva Williams of University of Cumberlands. Groomer was eliminated from the event in her second consolation match by No. 10 Erin Miller of Wayland Baptist University in a 7-0, 4-0 decision.
In the 143 pound weight class No. 7 Junior Frances Efiong lost her first match of the event to Angelica Levesque of Lindenwood University in a second round pin, then received a bye in her first consolation bracket match. Efiong was defeated in the quarterfinals by No. 2 Stephanie Geltmacher of Oklahoma City University in a 1-0, 1-0 decision.
At 155 pounds No. 10 Senior Jordan Hagerman defeated Brenda Gonzalez of Missouri Baptist University in her first match of the event in a pin just 28-seconds in the match. Hagerman was defeated in the quarterfinals by No. 1 Danielle Lappage in a second period pin. Also, Freshman Brittany Rodriguez was defeated in her first match by Kaleigh Jennings of University of Cumberlands in a second period pin, and was eliminated after falling in her first consolation match to Jackie Williams of King College in a 7-0, 3-0 decision.
In the 170 pound weight class No. 10 Senior Tamara Hartfield won her first match of the day over Aviance Watters of University of Cumberlands in a 9-2, 5-0 decision, but was defeated by No. 1 Justina DiStasio of Simon Fraser University in a second period pin in round two. Hartfield then defeated teammate Anissa Abrego by a first period pin in the first consolation match, and was eliminated one match later in a second round pin by Ruth Leger of Lindenwood University.
No. 8 Junior Brittany Jones was defeated in her first match by Brittany David of Lindenwood University in a second period pin, and received a bye in her first consolation bracket match. In her first consolation bracket match Jones defeated Jeneisha Woods of Wayland Baptist University in a 6-0, 1-0 decision.
Freshman Anissa Abrego was eliminated from the competition after her first two matches, losing to Amanda Kallai of Southwest Oregon Community College in the championship bracket, then losing to teammate Hartfield in the consolation bracket.
At 191 pounds Freshman LaChae Bynum-Banks was eliminated from the event after two matches, as she was defeated by No. 4 Malexis McAdoo of King College in a first period pin, and was defeated in a first period pin by Sherese Thomas of Oklahoma City University in the consolation bracket.
The Lady Vikings will return to the mats for day two of the event in WCWA National Meet in Bristol, Tennessee on Saturday.