Sun, Oct. 3, 2010 - [Women's Wrestling]
The University of the Cumberlands Women's Wrestling team wrestled hard on Saturday, October 2nd as they opened their season on the road against Oklahoma City and Wayland Baptist in a tri-dual meet.
Cumberland started the duals against Oklahoma City with the 44 kg match where Opelia Felipe
(Rome, GA) won her first two matches of the day by forfeit, but dropped her final match. At the 48 kg weight class Cassandra Devlin
(Daly City, CA) recorded a forfeit for Cumberland in the first dual, a pin against Wayland Baptist in 4:31, and lost her last match by a fall. Gabrielle Henry
(Columbus, OH) was next up for the Patriots recording a tech fall, a forfeit, and a win by decision, 3-1, 0-1, 2-1. At 51 kg Milagros Zamora
(Miami, FL) lost by decision in her opening match, but came back strong against Wayland Baptist by recording a pin in 4:56, but, unfortunately, was pinned against Oklahoma City in her final match of the day. Kerstin Harmon
(Bellfountain, OH) lost her first match by decision to Oklahoma City, but rallied back and pinned her opponent from Wayland Baptist in 1:21, but wasn't able to put things together in her last match and was pinned by Oklahoma City.
(Honolulu, HI) came up strong after losing her first match to Oklahoma City and won by decision against Wayland Baptist and Oklahoma City. Katy Yoder
(Beavercreek, OH) went 2-1 on the day by winning her first match against Oklahoma City by decision and her second match by a forfeit before dropping her final competition by decision. Megan Agajanian
(Moorpark, CA) lost in the first round to Oklahoma City by decision, won her second bout by decision, and gave up a fall to Oklahoma City in the final round. Sydney Nelson
(Kingsland, GA) at 80 kg won her first bout by decision against Oklahoma City Blue, pinned her opponent from Wayland Baptist in 1:38, but was pinned in the final round against Oklahoma City. At 90 kg Lakia Henderson
(Osceola, FL) lost by decision to Oklahoma City, won by decision to Wayland Baptist, and gave up a fall to Oklahoma City to end the day for the Patriots.
Cumberlands women's wrestling team ended the day with a record of 2-1 defeating Oklahoma City Blue 25-17 and Wayland Baptist 44-1 but fell to Oklahoma City 8-37. Patriot Women's Wrestling Head Coach Alaina Berube
stated, "I am really proud of how the girls competed this weekend. They wrestled hard and showed a lot of heart. Despite having a few key individuals out, the girls came together and did a great job. We gave up some matches we shouldn't have lost, but now we know where we stand and what we need to work on for the upcoming competitions throughout this year."
The Patriots will have a week off to recover and train for the grueling completion that will be held at the Sunkist Open on October 15, 2010.
University of the Article Provided by PJ Martinez and Sagan King, University of the Cumberlands Sports Information Student Assistants