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Neal wins at Missouri Valley Open

Neal wins at Missouri Valley Open

MARSHALL, Mo. – The King University women's wrestling team was back in action when they traveled to Missouri to take part in the Missouri Valley Open. Breonnah Neal highlighted the performances for King after taking first in the 109 pound weight class.

In the 101 pound weight class, Regina Doi and Marina Doi took the mat for the Tornado. R. Doi won her first match and went on to win two more on the day earning her a seventh place finish over Maia Phanthadara of University of the Cumberlands. M. Doi won her first two matches before falling in the final against Emily Webster of Oklahoma City University.

Neal headlined the performances for King all around, specifically in the 109 pound class. Neal cruised to a 4-0 record, winning two matches by tech falls. Neal defeated Grace Paxton of University of the Cumberlands in the final on a 4-3 decision. Ashley Iliff saw herself win her first three contests before dropping one. Iliff then won her next two awarding herself with a third place finish after defeating Michele Guerrero of Wayland Baptist by a 10-6 decision. Daisy Santos completed her day going 5-1 with a fifth place finish while Vanessa Gomez dropped her first match but won her next four before falling to Santos.

In the 123 pound weight class, Hanna Grisewood started 2-0 before dropping a contest. Grisewood then won another and finished the day going 2-2. Jessi Kee completed the open in second behind Kayla Miracle of Campbellsville after going 4-1 on the day with three of her four wins coming by way of tech fall.

Forrest Molinari, at 136, won four matches before falling in the final to give her a second place finish after going 4-1. In her four wins, Molinari recorded three falls and one tech fall. Lorrie Ramos, in the 143 pound weight class, finished in fourth falling to Alexis Porter of McKendree University after battling her way into the fourth place match.

Evonne Evien and Brenda Perez took the mats in the 170 pound class and strong together a total of five wins. Perez recorded two wins by decision before falling in the fifth place match, earning her a sixth place finish. Evien completed her day by defeating Kaitlyn Hill of Campbelsville to finish in seventh place. Finishing the day for the Tornado was Jacqueline Williams at 191. Williams won her first two before dropping her next two and finished by winning the fifth place match over Brandy Lowe of Ottawa University..

The Tornado will be in action next on November 22nd when they will host Oklahoma City and McKendree. Start time is set for 9:00 am.