Women's Wrestling Begins Bill Schindel Era with Three Individual Placers at the Emmanuel College Open

Women's Wrestling Begins Bill Schindel Era with Three Individual Placers at the Emmanuel College Open

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.

116 Pounds
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).

130 Pounds
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).

155 Pounds
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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