MVC Women's Wrestling Competes at Waldorf Open

Posted January 4, 2014

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Marshall, Mo. (January 4, 2014)- The No. 9 Missouri Valley College women’s wrestling team traveled to Forest City, Iowa for the Waldorf Open. Those wrestling Attached for MVC finished with six medals at the Waldorf Open.


In the 116 pound weight class Sophomore Samantha Higa (Aiea, Hawai’i) won her first round match with a technical fall over Cindy Charles of Lindenwood University. Higa lost her quarterfinal match to Shelby Morrison of Oklahoma City University in a 10-0 decision, and was eliminated in her first consolation bracket matchup against Haley Moreno wrestling Unattached in an 8-1 decision.


Senior Samantha Lovelace (South Prairie, Wash.) lost her first round 116 pound match to Rachel Archer of Oklahoma City University in a 10-0 decision, and was eliminated in her first consolation bracket match in a 10-0 decision.


Freshman Christy Powell (Atlanta, Ga.) lost her first match of the event at 123 pounds in a 12-1 decision to Diaysha Moore of Lindenwood University, but earned two-straight consolation bracket victories. Her first was a 5-1 decision over Dana Karkar of Waldorf College followed up by a 10-4 decision over Nobile. Powell placed fourth in the weight class, losing to Louis in a 10-0 decision in the third place match.


Wrestling Unattached at the Waldorf Open, No. 2 Junior Jacarra Winchester (San Leandro, Calif.) cruised through the 130 pound weight class, picking up a first round 12-2 decision victory over Brieana Delgado of Oklahoma City University. In the quarterfinals, Winchester pinned Rachel Factora of Lindenwood University and picked up a semifinal win over Justice Losee thanks to an 11-0 technical fall. In the championship match, Winchester earned an 8-0 decision over Rachel McFarland of Oklahoma City University to take first place.


In the 136 pound weight class, Senior Mayleen Soto (Azusa, Calif.) earned a 12-0 technical fall victory over Sarah Holdman of Missouri Baptist University, but was defeated in the semifinals by Monica Ramirez of Lindenwood University. In the consolation semifinals, Soto earned a decision victory over Daisy Mendez of Jamestown College, but lost to Gabby Klein of Waldorf College by a 10-0 decision to place fourth.



In the 170 pound weight class, No. 9 Senior Brittany Jones (Grapevine, Texas) picked up her first victory over Mikayla Mathews of Lindenwood University in a 10-0 technical fall. In the semifinals, Jones was defeated by Sherese Thomas of Oklahoma City University in a 4-1 decision. In the consolation semifinals, Jones defeated teammate Brittney Rodriguez in a 13-1 decision, but lost to Ruth Leger of Lindenwood University in a 10-5 decision to place fourth.


Sophomore Brittney Rodriguez (Beeville, Texas) lost her first match at 170 pounds to Leger in a 10-0 decision. After picking up a consolation bracket bye, Rodriguez was eliminated by Jones in a 13-1 decision in the consolation semifinals.


In the 191 pound weight class No. 10 Sophomore Jessica Ulloa (Concord, Calif.) won her first match over Gabriela Guzman of Lindenwood University in a 6-2 decision. In the semifinal round, Ulloa defated Meghan Freeman of Lindenwood University in a pin, but placed second after losing to Heather O’Connor of Oklahoma City University in the championship match in a 12-2 decision.


The MVC women’s wrestling team will next be in action Jan. 10-12 at the NWCA National Duals in Des Moines, Iowa.


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