Lady Tornado Wrestlers wins over MVC before setback to No. 1 OCU

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's wrestling team split a pair of matches Saturday as the Lady Tornado, ranked No. 3 nationally, opened with a 27-16 win over Missouri Valley College followed by a 35-9 setback against No. 1 Oklahoma City University.

Marina Lambert (Chesapeake, Va.) closed things in the Oklahoma City contest out with a pin in just 21 seconds for King in the 90-kilogram match.

Emily Martin (Frisco, Texas) scored the first points for King at 51-kilograms, however after that match Oklahoma City enjoyed an 11-1 lead. Another point went to King from Haylee Childs (Lakeland, Fla.) at 59-kilograms. Shana Prifte (Shoreham, N.Y.) also tacked on a point for the Lady Tornado in the 63-kilogram match. Tasha Galarza (New Britain, Conn.) added a point in her 72-kilogram match.

In King's first two meetings of the season against Oklahoma City's varsity team, the Lady Tornado squad was defeated 29-8 and 32-10.

King started the day with a 27-16 win over Missouri Valley College. The first two matches were forfeits, one for each team. Emily Martin (Frisco, Texas) won her 51-kilogram match over Shona Colbert 3-0 and 3-1 and King did not trail the rest of the match. Angelina Miranda (Poinciana, Fla.) won at 55-kilograms 1-0, 0-1 and 3-1.

Danielle Curlis stopped the winning ways for King as she beat Childs in three periods. Alli Ragan (Carbondale, Ill.) and Prifte won the next two matches, also needing three periods.

Brittany Jones and Venus Brown picked up points for Missouri Valley before Marina Lambert (Chesapeake, Va.) pinned Melissa Bublitz to close out the match in the second period.

After the day of wrestling, King moved to 9-4 in dual matches while Oklahoma City remained undefeated at 16-0. Oklahoma City used six victories via pins in a 46-0 result over Missouri Valley. It was the third time Oklahoma City shutout an opponent in a dual match this season. Missouri Valley's dual match record fell to 2-6.

Next for King will be the WCWA Nationals Jan. 29 at Menlo College in Atherton, Calif. Last year the Lady Tornado finished 10th at the event in the program's first appearance.

No. 3 King 27 No. 6 Missouri Valley 16

Weight

Result

Team Score

44 kg

Shannon Constantine (KC) wins via forfeit

KC 5-0

48 kg

Ariel Green (MV) wins via forfeit

Tied 5-5

51 kg

Emily Martin (KC) def. Shona Colbert (MV) 3-0, 3-1

KC 8-6

55 kg

Angelina Miranda (KC) def. Felicia Cruz (MV) 1-0, 0-1, 3-1

KC 11-7

59 kg

Danielle Curlis (MV) def. Haylee Childs (KC) 1-0, 0-1, 1-0

KC 12-10

63 kg

Alli Ragan (KC) def. Chandra Engel (MV) 6-0, 7-0

KC 16-10

67 kg

Shana Prifte (KC) def. Francis Efiong (MV) 0-1, 1-0, 2-1

KC 21-10

72 kg

Brittany Jones (MV) def. Tasha Galarza (KC) 3-1, 1-4, 3-0

KC 22-13

80 kg

Venus Barron (MV) def. Emilii Russell (KC) 1-0, 5-0

KC 22-16

90 kg

Marina Lambert (KC) def. Melissa Bublitz (MV) 7-0, Pin

KC 27-16

No. 1 Oklahoma City 46 No. 6 Missouri Valley 0

Weight

Result

Team Score

44 kg

Breanna Rehall (OC) wins via forfeit

OC 5-0

48 kg

Kristi Garr (OC) def. Mary Catherine Correia (MV) Pin

OC 10-0

51 kg

Joey Miller (OC) def. Shona Colbert (MV) 3-1, Pin

OC 15-0

55 kg

Michaela Hutchison (OC) def. Felicia Cruz (MV) Pin

OC 20-0

59 kg

Ashley Hudson (OC) def. Danielle Curlis (MV) 1-0, 1-0

OC 23-0

63 kg

Tessa Plana (OC) def. Summer Sistad (MV) 8-0, 3-0

OC 26-0

67 kg

Brittney Roberts (OC) wins via forfeit

OC 31-0

72 kg

Melissa Simmons (OC) def. Brittany Jones (MV) Pin

OC 36-0

80 kg

Brittnay Delgado (OC) def. Venus Barron (MV) Pin

OC 41-0

90 kg

Keron Scott (OC) def. Melissa Bublitz (MV) Pin

OC 46-0

No. 1 Oklahoma City 35 No. 3 King 9

Weight

Result

Team Score

44 kg

Breanna Rehall (OC) def. Shannon Constantine (KC) 1-0, 1-0

OC 3-0

48 kg

Kristi Garr (OC) wins via forfeit

OC 8-0

51 kg

Nicole Woody (OC) def. Emily Martin (KC) 1-0, 4-1

OC 11-1

55 kg

Michaela Hutchison (OC) def. Angelina Miranda (KC) Pin

OC 16-1

59 kg

Ashley Hudson (OC) def. Haylee Childs (KC) 2-2, 1-0

OC 19-2

63 kg

Tessa Plana (OC) def. Shana Prifte (KC) 2-1, 5-2

OC 21-3

67 kg

Amberle Montgomery (OC) Alli Ragan (KC) 4-2, Pin

OC 26-3

72 kg

Brittney Roberts (OC) def. Tasha Galarza (KC) 7-1, 6-0

OC 30-4

80 kg

Brittnay Delgado (OC) def. Emilii Russell (KC) 6-0, Pin

OC 35-4

90 kg

Marina Lambert (KC) def.  Keron Scott (OC) Pin

OC 35-9