No. 1 Lady Tornado Wrestling Earns Narrow Victory Over Cumberlands

No. 1 Lady Tornado Wrestling Earns Narrow Victory Over Cumberlands
Tied 18-18, Saturday's dual meet between Cumberlands and King came down to the final match of the day where Malexis McAdoo earned the victory for the Lady Tornado.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King women's wrestling team defeated the University of the Cumberlands in a meet that came down to the final bout. The No. 1 Lady Tornado earned the victory, 22-18, to improve to 8-1 in dual competition on the season. Freshman Malexis McAdoo defeated Angelica Watters by technical fall (6-0, 6-0,) in the final match of the meet to give King the win.

After a close loss by junior Shannon Constantine (Haverhill, Ma.) to start the meet in the 101-pound class (2-2, 3-1) the Lady Tornado rallied for three straight wins to take the early lead. Freshman Kayla Barnes (Rock Hill, S.C.) won the 109-pound match over Alex Campbell, 0-4, 7-3, 7-2.  Sophomore Kayla Brendlinger (Slippery Rock, Pa.) defeated Jessica Nguyen by fall at the 1:19 mark in the 116-pound class. Victoria Nguyen picked up the third straight win for the Lady Tornado by decision, 2-0, 6-0 in the 123-pound class against Sherri Berube, giving the Lady Tornado a 12-4 lead.

The Patriots would come back, winning four of the next five matches. In the 130-pound division, sophomore Sarah Hildebrandt (Granger, Ind.) dropped a decision to Cianah Hee, 2-0, 0-3, 4-2.  Junior Alli Ragan (Carbondale, Ill.) returned to the mat for the first time this collegiate season and earned a big win for King in the 136-pound class with a pin at the 1:00 mark in the second frame over Brittany Gadd.

Lauren Louive defeated freshman Evalyn Reyna (Austin, Texas) in the 143-pound class (4-0, 4-0). Cumberlands then got a victory in the 155-pound division by way of forfeit. The Patriots then tied the match at 18 with a win by Sydney Nelson against sophomore Lorrie Ramos (Orlando, Fla.), 1-0, 1-0, to set up the 191-pound class match which would decide the winner.

Malexis McAdoo (Amarillo, Texas) continued her stellar freshman campaign, dominating Angelica Watters into a 6-0, 6-0 technical fall. The bout win clinched the dual match victory for the Lady Tornado, giving the team its eighth win of the season.

King Women's Wrestling is back in action after the Christmas break on Jan. 5 at the Waldorf Open in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Below are the complete results of the dual meet.




Team Score (KING-UC)


Opelia Felipe (UC) def Shannon Constantine (KC)

dec. 2-2, 3-1



Kayla Barnes (KC) def Alex Campbell (UC)

dec. 0-4, 7-3, 7-2



Kayla Brendlinger (KC) def Jessica Nguyen (UC)

Fall 1:19



Victoria Nguyen (KC) def Sherri Berube (UC)

dec. 2-0, 6-0



Cianah (UC) def Sarah Hildebrandt (KC)

dec. 2-0, 0-3, 4-2



Alli Ragan (KC) def Brittany Gadd (UC)

6-0, Fall 1:00



Lauren Louive (UC) def Evalyn Reyna (KC)

dec. 4-0, 4-0



Kayleigh Jennings (UC) wins by forfeit

KC forfeits



Sydney Nelson (UC) def Lorrie Ramos (KC)

dec. 1-0, 1-0



Malexis McAdoo (KC) def Angelica Watters (UC)

tech. fall 6-0, 6-0