Complete Results at TrackWrestling.com
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga.--The Adrian College women's wrestling team had a successful debut under new head coach Bill Schindel with three individual placers at the Emmanuel College Open on Saturday.
Competing against a mix of NAIA and NCAA Division II scholarship programs, as well as fellow NCAA III opponents, the Bulldogs had a third-, fourth- and sixth-place finish. Newcomer Kassidy Block led Adrian with a third place at 116 pounds, followed by Deandra Benn in fourth at 130 and Mara Eason in sixth at 155.
"We are continuing to grow as a team," Schindel said. "Last year we had only two placers at this tournament, and this weekend we improved to three. We are also growing as a program and making big strides toward success."
Block won her first match with an 11-9 victory versus Madison Angelito out of the University of the Cumberlands. She finished her day with a pin of Cumberlands' Makalya Bourbon in 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
Benn registered a 1:39 pin in the first round over Tymeria Gravett from Life University and later had three more wins via technical fall (16-5 and 14-1) and pin (4:45).
Eason shut out Brenda Cancino Yanez of Ferrum College in a 10-0 technical fall in the first round. She also enjoyed a pair of pins in 1:12 and 5:12.
Deinnesa Perez also provided a highlight with a 10-0 technical fall over Geneva Winston from Brewton Parker College in the first round of their 123 bout to begin the Bulldogs day.
1st Place - Theresa Rankin of McKendree University; 2nd Place - Sidney Salinas of University of the Cumberlands; 3rd Place - Kassidy Block of Adrian College; 4th Place - Makalya Bourbon of University of the Cumberlands; 5th Place - Victoria Gutierrez of Emmanuel College; 6th Place - Madison Angelito of University of the Cumberlands.
3rd Place Match: Kassidy Block (Adrian College) won by fall over Makalya Bourbon (University of the Cumberlands) (Fall 2:16).
1st Place - Nicole Joseph of King University; 2nd Place - Autumn Potkay of Ferrum College; 3rd Place - Ismilena Valles of University of the Cumberlands; 4th Place - Deandra Benn of Adrian College; 5th Place - Brianna Bogdan of McKendree University; 6th Place - Aysia Cortez of Life University.
3rd Place Match: Ismilena Valles (University of the Cumberlands) won by fall over Deandra Benn (Adrian College) (Fall 2:58).
1st Place - Alex Glaude of McKendree University; 2nd Place - Andrea Sennett of McKendree University; 3rd Place - Lara Ophelia of Emmanuel College; 4th Place - Camyla Hernandez of McKendree University; 5th Place - Payton Rigert of University of the Cumberlands; 6th Place - Mara Eason of Adrian College.
5th Place Match - Payton Rigert (University of the Cumberlands) won by fall over Mara Eason (Adrian College) (Fall 2:34).
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