ORANGE CITY — In the first girls’ tournament of the regular season, Matanzas and Ponte Vedra put up efforts that showed they’ll be at least two of the top three, if not the top two, girls teams in the north this season.
The Lady Pirates were fourth in Friday’s Lady Clash of the Titans at University (Orange City), scoring 111.5 points as a team.
The Lady Sharks were just behind them in fifth, with 100 points as a team.
Other area teams in the 22-team field were Mainland (7th, 77 points), the host Lady Titans (T-10th, 47), DeLand (17th, 23), Deltona (20th, four) and Union Cty (21st, three).
The coverage area walked away with bracket wins in four of the 16 weight classes Friday night.
Results from the event can be found HERE.
Team scores (top 5 & locals): 1. Dr Phillips 237. 2. Freedom 186. 3. South Dade 140. 4. Matanzas 111.5. 5. Ponte Vedra 100. 7. Mainland 77. T-10. University (Orange City) 47. 17. DeLand 23. 20. Deltona 4. 21. Union Cty 3.
Championship matches —
100: Tiana Fries (Matanzas) p. Martinez (Zephyrhills), 4:45.
106: Marcillo (Univ-Orlando) p. Duran (South Dade), 1:47.
112: Godinez (South Dade) p. Wydra (South Dade), 3:16.
117: Galvin (Freedom) p. Souza (St Cloud), 1:34.
122: Rees (Freedom) p. Rayana (Dr Phillips), 2:29.
128: Martinez (Osceola) d. Weber (Freedom), 6-5.
134: Josie Sagasser (Ponte Vedra) p. Ferreira (Dr Phillips), 4:49.
140: Wilken-Yoder (Hagerty) p. St Cyr (Dr Phillips), 2:50.
147: Arroyo (Freedom) p. Moura (Dr Phillips), 1:37.
154: Francois (Dr Phillips) p. White (Hagerty), 1:47.
162: Morgan Morrison (Matanzas) p. Armelle Oliantus (Dr Phillips), 4:20.
172: Gallo (South Dade) p. Laguerre (Freedom), 5:24.
184: Chavez (Freedom) p. Robles (Dr Phillips), 2:39.
197: Gowan (Dr Phillips) p. Thomas (Freedom), 1:11.
222: Hyacinthe (Dr Phillips) p. Marcidno (Lk Mary), 3:30.
287: Alexis Sutton (Mainland) p. Boyette (Wiregrass), 1:31.
ACES OF THE DAY:
Matanzas: In a rematch of the girls’ state final at 162 last year, senior Morgan Morrison (162) got the better of this matchup Saturday, completing the weight-class win with a fall in 4:20 over Dr Phillips’ Armelle Oliantus in the final. Morrison had falled Dr Phillips’ Emanuele Zumba (5:19, quarters) and South Lake’s Maria Vazquez (2:52, semis) to get to Oliantus in the title match.
Ponte Vedra: Nationally-ranked sophomore Josie Sagasser defended that ranking with four pins en route to the 134 title. Sagasser falled Lake Mary’s Adele Ciotti (2:39, rd of 16), South Dade’s Brianna Membreno (3:20, quarters), Matanzas’ Isabella Tietje (2:46, semis) and then pinned Dr Phillips’ Julia Ferreira for the championship.
Mainland: Freshman Alexis Sutton (285) won twice by fall in the bracket, with pins over Osceola’s Katelyn Chin (1:49) in the semis and over Wiregrass Ranch’s Aryn Boyette for the title.
University (Orange City): The Lady Titans’ Ashley Corujo (112) was the team’s top finisher, with a third-place day. Corujo fell in the quarters to the eventual runnerup, but then didn’t lose again, with three wins by fall to take third, including a pin in 3:53 over Admiral Farragut’s Maeve Case in the medal match.
Deland: Junior Jocelyn Rivera (162) took fourth in the weight, with a 2-2 record and her two losses to the same wrestler. Rivera had two pins on the back to fight her way into the top four.
Deltona: Junior Dianna Pineda (112) won her first match of the season with a pin. Her two losses came to the fourth- and third-place finishers, respectively.
Union Cty: Freshman Savannah Cliett (154) had her first high school tournament, with a T-5th finish after losses by fall to the eventual champ and eventual third-place finisher.