King adds three wins in series of contests at Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The King College women's wrestling squad picked up three wins Saturday, but the Lady Tornado ran into a pair of setbacks against national power Oklahoma City University in a day of action hosted by Oklahoma City.

King started the day with a 41-1 victory over Wayland Baptist (Texas) University. A 21-18 decision went to Oklahoma City 'Blue'. The Lady Tornado bounced back with wins over Lindenwood (Mo.) University 'Gold' and Lindenwood 46-2 and 28-12. In the finale, King lost 29-8 to defending national champion Oklahoma City 29-8.

In the Wayland Baptist contests, Emily Martin (Frisco, Texas) got a pin over Ofelia Valdez in a 48 kilogram contest. A decision went to Anna Cummings (Syracuse, N.Y.) 5-4 and 3-1 in the 51 kilogram match. Amber Floyd (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Tasha Galarza (New Britain, Conn.) and Alli Ragan (Carbondale, Ill.) added pins throughout the battle. Haylee Childs (Lakeland, Fla.) had a decision victory 1-0 and 6-0.

Ragan would end the day with a perfect 5-0 record and only gave up one point. She had victories over the No. 5 and No. 7 wrestlers in the her weight class Saturday, including the defending WCWA National Champion.

Lisa Martinez (Amarillo, Texas), now ranked No. 1 in the 44 kilogram class, started King with a 1-0 and 2-0 decision victory in the 44 kilogram match against Oklahoma City 'Blue'. Ragan had a 7-1 and 3-0 decision in the 63 kilogram contest which gave King a 13-10 lead which was short lived as Oklahoma City 'Blue' tied things up in the next meeting and won the next eight points.

After two forfeit wins to open the Lindenwood 'Gold' bout, Victoria Nguyen (Johnson City, Tenn.) collected a 3-2 and 4-1 decision at 51 kilogram against the No. 3 wrestler who stepped up from the 44 kilogram division. Another forfeit gave King five more points then a Stacy Martin (Frisco, Texas) decision 6-1 and 6-2 padded the lead. Shana Prifte (Shoreham, N.Y.) and her pin in the 63 kilogram match up clinched the match for the Lady Tornado. Ragan and Floyd had pin victories in the later stages against Lindenwood 'Gold'.

Emily Martin pinned Lindenwood's Brianna Gedeon to give King a 10-0 lead. Childs stopped a three-match skid for King in the 63 kilogram contest with a decision to make the score 15-9 in favor of King after her points were added. Ragan's decision 5-0 and 1-0 tacked on more for King. Floyd finished things off with a 7-0 and 8-0 tech. fall victory in the 80 kilogram.

The only points King got against Oklahoma City were by Ragan, a 1-0 and 1-0 decision and Marina Lambert (Chesapeake, Va.) 3-0 and 6-0 decision in the 90 kilogram meeting. Lambert also had a flawless 5-0 day at the event which included an exhibition win over the No. 1 wrestler in her weight class.

With the results, King went to 5-2 in dual matches upon completion of Saturday's action.

Next for King will be the Missouri Valley Open on Nov. 6.

 

KING 41, WAYLAND BAPTIST 1

44: Lisa Martinez, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 5-0)

48: Emily Martin, KC, pinned Ofelia Valdez, 1:26 (KC leads 10-0)

51: Anna Cummings, KC, dec. Nalley Carrillo, 5-4, 3-1 (KC leads 13-1)

55: Stacy Martin, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 18-1)

59: Haylee Childs, KC, dec. Jeneshia Woods, 1-0, 6-0 (KC leads 21-1)

63: Alli Ragan, KC, pinned Adrianna Rivas, 1:29 (KC leads 26-1)

67: Tasha Galarza, KC, pinned Loraine Herrera, 1:07 (KC leads 31-1)

72: Double forfeit

80: Amber Floyd, KC, pinned Cheslie McMillion, 1:51 (KC leads 36-1)

90: Marina Lambert, KC, by forfeit (41-1)

 

OKLAHOMA CITY BLUE 21, KING 18

44: Lisa Martinez, KC, dec. Brianna Rahall, 1-0, 2-0 (KC leads 3-0)

48: Emily Martin, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 8-0)

51: Madelynn McIlwain, OCU, dec. Anna Cummings, 5-2, 4-1 (KC leads 9-3)

55: Kirsten Strickler, OCU, dec. Kayla Bartosh, 3-0, 4-0 (KC leads 9-6)

59: Audrey Morehouse, OCU, vs. Haylee Childs, 1-4, 1-0, 1-0 (KC leads 10-9)

63: Alli Ragan, KC, dec. Samantha Phillips, 7-1, 3-0 (KC leads 13-10)

67: Brittany Goebel, OCU, dec. Tasha Galarza, 3-0, 3-0 (Dual tied 13-13)

72: Melissa Simmons, OCU, by forfeit (OCU leads 18-13)

80: Brittney Roberts, OCU, dec. Amber Floyd, 2-0, 4-0 (OCU leads 21-13)

90: Marina Lambert, KC, by forfeit (OCU wins 21-18)

 

KING 46, LINDENWOOD GOLD 2

44: Lisa Martinez, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 5-0)

48: Emily Martin, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 10-0)

51: Victoria Nguyen, KC, dec. Jenny Garza, 3-2, 4-1 (KC leads 13-1)

55: Kayla Bartosch, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 18-1)

59: Stacy Martin, KC, dec. Melissa Vernon, 6-1, 2-1 (KC leads 21-2)

63: Shana Prifte, KC, pinned Denise Yanez, 0:27 (KC leads 26-2)

67: Alli Ragan, KC, pinned Brittany David, 0:47 (KC leads 31-2)

72: Tasha Galarza, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 36-2)

80: Amber Floyd, KC, pinned Desiree Martinez, 7-0, 2:23 (OCU leads 41-2)

90: Marina Lambert, KC, by forfeit (OCU wins 46-2)

 

KING 28, LINDENWOOD 12

44: Lisa Martinez, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 5-0)

48: Emily Martin, KC, pinned Brianna Gedeon, 6-0, 4:00 (KC leads 10-0)

51: Joy Yamashita, LU, dec. Anna Cummings, 1-0, 1-0 (KC leads 10-3)

55: Shauna Isbell, LU, dec. Kayla Bartosch, 2-1, 3-0 (KC leads 11-6)

59: Tanya Kusse, LU, dec. Shana Prifte, 5-1, 6-0 (KC leads 12-9)

63: Haylee Childs, KC, dec. Rachel Shannon, 3-0, 2-0 (KC leads 15-9)

67: Alli Ragan, KC, dec. Brittany David, 5-0, 1-0 (KC leads 18-9)

72: Kendra Lewis, LU, dec. Ruth Leger, 3-0, 2-2, 3-0 (KC leads 19-12)

80: Amber Floyd, KC, tech. fall Desiree Martinez, 7-0, 8-0 (KC leads 23-12)

90: Marina Lambert, KC, by forfeit (KC wins 28-12)

 

OKLAHOMA CITY 29, KING 8

44: Nicole Woody, OCU, dec. Lisa Martinez, 4-0, 3-0 (OCU leads 3-0)

48: Joey Miller, OCU, dec. Emily Martin, 5-3, 4-1 (OCU leads 6-1)

51: Megan Yamaguchi, OCU, dec. Anna Cummings, 1-0, 5-1 (OCU leads 9-2)

55: Michaela Hutchison, OCU, pinned Kayla Bartosch, 1:11 (OCU leads 14-2)

59: Ashley Hudson, OCU, dec. Haylee Childs, 2-0, 1-0 (OCU leads 17-2)

63: Alli Ragan, KC, dec. Tessa Plana, 1-0, 1-0 (OCU leads 17-5)

67: Kristie Davis, OCU, tech. fall Tasha Galarza, 6-0, 7-0 (OCU leads 21-5)

72: Amberle Montgomery, OCU, by forfeit (OCU leads 26-5)

80: Brittany Delgado, OCU, dec. Amber Floyd, 2-0, 3-0 (OCU leads 29-5)

90: Marina Lambert, KC, dec. Karon Scott, 3-0, 6-0 (OCU wins 29-8)