North Florida Matmen staff report
ORLANDO — Matanzas was the top area team on Saturday at the state’s biggest regular-season girls’ tournament of the season, Dr Phillips’ Lady Panther Invitational.
The Lady Pirates scored 89 points to place third in the 47-team tournament. Host Dr Phillips outdistanced Freedom, 221.5-170, for the team title, while South Dade was fourth with 83 points and Osceola fifth at 79.
University-Orange City was 11th, with 45 points, while Fletcher was 13th with 39. Clay and West Port were part of a four-team tie for 16th, with 28 points each, while Nease was T-26th (18). Orange Park was 37th, with seven points.
A brief summary of the tournament follows, with all local wrestlers noted:
100 — Dr Phillips’ Jessica Corredor won by forfeit in the quarters and had two pins, falling Osceola’s Kealonie Vega (2 pins prior to final) in the championship. Nease’s Brielle Bibla placed third. After a fall over West Port’s Taylor Witka in the quarters, Bibla lost by fall to Corredor, but then pinnned Zephyrhills’ Kohana Martinez and Wekiva’s Zariah Curtis on the back side to win third. West Port’s Morgan Webb was 2-2 and one match short of placing, while Witka was 1-2 and Matanzas’ Mary Martins 0-2 in the tournament.
106 — After energizing her team at district duals Tuesday night, Fletcher’s Ana Bradshaw made a big impact on the girls’ scene Saturday, with four falls to win the title. Bradshaw pinned Admiral Farragut’s Riley Lancaster (rd of 16), Windermere’s Francesca Byrnes (quarters), University-Orlando’s Tiana Marcillo (semis) and then South Dade’s Natalie Duran (3 pins prior to final) in the championship match. West Port’s Taylor Miller was 1-2 in the tournament, while Clay’s Savanna Huckelberry and West Port’s Alexis Clavijo were both 0-2.
112 — Freedom’s Kailey Rees won the title with four pins, the last in the final over Hialeah-Mater Lakes’ Jasmine Godinez (2 pins prior to final). Matanzas’ Sierra Kemp was 0-2 in the tournament.
117 — The hosts’ Juliana Diaz bonus-pointed her way to the title, with a tech, major and pin in the final over Spanish River’s Christine Gavasheli (3 pins prior to final). Matanzas’ Marissa Roberts was 2-2 in the tournament (pins on both sides), while Clay’s Kayla Haines was 0-2 in the tournament.
122 — Matanzas’ Riley White was the second area champion in the tournament. White pinned her way into the final, with falls over East River’s Alyssa Grissom (rd of 16), Freedom’s Rachel Ferreter (quarters) and Windermere’s Sophia Lanik (semis). White then decisioned Liberty’s Amara Morales (4 pins prior to final), 5-2, in the championship match. Clay’s Stevi Outtin was 1-2 in the tournament.
128 — Mater Lakes’ Carolyna Bellon had two byes into the quarters, then pinned her way to the title, with a fall in the championship match over Clay’s Madisyn Blackburn. Blackburn had three pins after a bye in the round of 32, taking falls over Freedom’s Josette Kaminski (rd of 16), Riverdale’s CeCe Morrison (quarters) and South Dade’s Shakirah Townsend (semis). University-Orange City’s Alyssa Murzycki was 2-2 in the tournament (falls on both sides of the bracket), while Matanzas’ Maddie Torres and Clay’s Jaidyn Vinson were both 0-2 in the tournament.
134 — Hagerty’s Jada Llamido pinned her way into the final (4 falls in all), then decisioned Freedom’s Kalani Rivas (3 pins prior to final), 5-3, in the title match. Matanzas’ Angelina Gonzalez was 3-2 in the tournament, reaching the quarters on the front side. Gonzalez took two pins on the back and was one match short of placing, with both of her losses by decision. University-Orange City’s Jenna Ross was 2-2 in the tournament, with both wins on the back side, while the Lady Titans’ Lauren Kaminsky was 0-2.
140 — University-Orange City’s Katlyn Gillespie, who played an integral starting role for the Titan boys lineup in the 3A-District 2 duals tournament on Thursday afternoon, used those duals as a tuneup, pinning her way through the bracket for the area’s third title. Gillespie pinned Matanzas’ Abrielle Molina (rd of 16), West Port’s Bridgett Pedalino (quarters) and Fletcher’s Caitlyn Green (semis) before falling North Miami’s Tydaisa Mack (3 pins prior to final) in the championship. Green was fourth in the weight class. She had a pin and decision on the front; after the loss to Gillespie, Green decisioned South Dade’s Catherine Vasquez, 12-7, to assure a medal. Green then lost by fall to Dr Phillips’ Jennifer Charles in the third-place match. Pedalino was 1-2 (win by fall on the front) and Molina was 0-2 in the tournament.
147 — Homestead’s Madison Diaz had a pin and decision to get to the final, where she took a second decision over Land O’Lakes’ Caitlyn Davis (pin & decision prior to final), 8-3, for the bracket win. Matanzas’ Angelina Bermudez was fourth in the weight class. Bermudez had a pin over Freedom’s Lincey Larose in the quarters, but then lost to Diaz, 10-3, in the semis. In the consi semis, Bermudez pinned Freedom’s Mia Frisby to assure a medal, but then lost by fall to Strawberry Crest’s Jackie Font in the third-place match. The Lady Pirates’ Isabella Tietje was 0-2 in the tournament.
154 — North Miami’s Shelsy Renous had a bye into the quarters, then pinned her way through the rest of the bracket, with a fall in the finals over West Port’s Aspen Dodge for the title. Dodge also had a bye in the round of 16, then had pins over Freedom’s Trinity Arroyo-Nichols (quarters) and South Dade’s Kyjana Jordan (semis). Orange Park’s Jasmine Hecht was 2-2 in the tournament and was one match short of placing, with both of her losses to Jordan, the eventual third-place finisher.
162 — Freedom’s Clara Padua-Cruz had a bye into the quarters, then pinned her way through the draw, with her third fall in the finals over the hosts’ Armelle Oliantus (2 pins prior to final). Matanzas’ Morgan Morrison was third in the weight class. After pins over Freedom’s Wakina Sylvain and Osceola’s Fabiola Perez to get to the semis, Morrison lost by fall to Oliantus, but rallied with a 3-1 consi-semi win over Celebration’s Layla Cirino. Morrison then pinned Liberty’s Cheyenne Edmonson for third place.
172 — Freedom’s Marthine Laguerre had four pins to win the title, with her fourth fall in the final over Boca Ciega’s Millian Garrett (3 pins prior to final). Clay’s Kaylee Waxler was 0-2 in the tournament.
184 — Dr Phillips’ Skyy Gowan won the title with three pins, the third in the finals over St Cloud’s Katie Ferguson (2 pins prior to final). After losing by fall in the quarters to a non-placer, Matanzas’ Klarissa Appiah would not lose again, with a pin and two decisions to take third. Appiah falled Freedom’s Mia Bravo, then knocked off Freedom’s Julia Munoz (4-2, consi semis) and Freedom’s Briannie Gonzalez (7-4, third place) in succession.
197 — Dr Phillips’ Xiomara Roddy had a bye into the quarters, then three pins, with the third in the finals over Freedom’s Abby Vega (2 pins prior to final). Clay’s Nora Srader was 0-2 in the tournament.
222 — Osceola’s Natlie Ferrer had two pins to reach the final, then shut out Dr Phillips’ Aaliyah Hyacinthe (2 pins prior to final), 5-0, for the championship.
Complete brackets from the tournament can be found HERE.
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