WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women's wrestling team continued their dominance early in the season as the Tornado won their first three matches at the Patriot Duals in pool play. The Tornado outscored their opponents 88-44 on the day as they recorded three wins.
FINAL SCORE: #4 King 36, #21 Ferrum College 12; #4 King 29, University of Cumberlands "B" 10; #4 King 23, #6 University of Cumberlands 22
LOCATION: Williamsburg, Ky.
RECORDS: King 3-0
HOW IT HAPPENED - #21 FERRUM COLLEGE
- King took an early 15-0 lead following forfeits at 101 pounds, 109 pounds, and 116 pounds.
- Alison Petix took a win by fall at 1:53 in the 130 pound weight class. Following Petix's win was wins by Nicole Joseph at 136 pounds and Leilani Vital at 143 pounds to make the score 30-4 in King's favor.
- Clarc Walker capped off the match with a win by fall to give the Tornado a 36-12 victory over Ferrum.
HOW IT HAPPENED – UNIVERSITY OF CUMBERLANDS "B"
- The match started with a Jordan Daniels win by fall at 109 pounds. Then Briana Kellin took a win by decision at 123 pounds, Petix won a tech fall at 130 pounds, and Joseph recorded a win by tech fall at 136 pounds to extend the Tornado lead to 17-4.
- After Vital won at 143 pounds on decision, Walker took a win by fall at 191 pounds.
- The match was capped off with a Marina Doi win by fall at 101 pounds to give King the 29-10 victory.
HOW IT HAPPENED – #6 UNIVERSITY OF CUMBERLANDS
- Aleeah Gould got King off to a good start in this one with a win by fall at 116 pounds.
- Petix recorded a victory at 130 pounds by tech fall. She was followed by Joseph who won by fall in 136 pounds.
- King's next win did not come until the Doi sisters wrestled. Regina Doi won her 101 pound match by tech fall to bring King to only down three points at 22-19.
- Marina Doi then came onto the mat and took a win by tech fall at 109 pounds to give the Tornado the one point victory.
- The Patriots gave the Tornado their largest test of the day as King pulled out a 23-22 victory over Cumberlands.
- King closes out the Patriot Duals on Sunday when they look to win their fourth straight Patriot Duels title.