MVC Women's Wrestling Competes at University Nationals SaturdayPosted March 29, 2014
Marshall, Mo. (March 29, 2014)- Members of the Missouri Valley College women’s wrestling team competed at the University Nationals in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Freshman Paulina Biega (Gizycko, Poland) is competing in the 48kg weight class and earned a victory in her first match with a first period pin over Stephanie Martinez of OKCU Gator. Biega then lost her second match of the day to Erin Golston of NYAC in a 10-0 technical fall, but earned a victory over Ashley Iliff of King University in her third match. After receiving a bye in her fourth match of the day, Biega lost to Golston by a 10-0 technical fall in match No. 5. In her sixth match of the day, Biega lost to Amy Hou of Titan Mercury WC in an 8-2 decision. Biega played sixth at the event.
Sophomore Samantha Higa (Aiea, Hawaii) is competing in the 53kg weight class and lost her first match to Maddy Tung of Titan Mercury WC in a second period pin. Higa then lost her second match of the day in a 12-0 technical fall to Michelle Lomas of Campbellsville University.
Sophomore Christina Bautista (El Paso, Texas) also competed in the 53kg weight class and lost her first match in an 11-0 technical fall to Amy Fearnside of Titan Mercury WC and lost her second match to Haley Moreno of OKCU Gator Women in a 12-2 technical fall.
Junior Jacarra Winchester (San Leandro, Calif.) competed in the 58kg weight class and received a bye in her first match. Winchester then defeated Samantha Barrientos of Bearcat WC in a 10-0 technical fall. Winchester followed that up with a 10-0 technical fall victory over Brianna Anazola of Bearcat WC, then received another bye. In her next match Winchester defeated Tarkyia Mensah of Wayland Baptist University in a first period pin to come away as the weight class champion.
Senior Mayleen Soto (Azusa, Calif.) also competed in the 58kg weight class and lost her opening match to Kristin Yamasaki of University of the Cumberlands in a 6-2 decision. Soto was defeated in her second match against Tarkyia Mensah of Wayland Baptist University in a 10-0 technical fall.
Members of the MVC women’s wrestling team will next compete at the US Senior Open in Las Vegas, Nev., Apr. 16.
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