LONGWOOD — While most of central Florida’s attention, and a good chunk of the state’s, was fixed on state duals in Kissimmee over the weekend, six area girls’ teams had representation at Lyman’s Greyhound Open, which returned this year after a year’s absence from the schedule.
Among the local teams, Matanzas was tops in the event, placing seventh with 61 points. The Lady Pirates had two seconds and one third among the group.
University (Orange City) was 10th with 31.5 points (with one third and one fourth), followed by Clay (11th, 28, one champion), Middleburg & Oakleaf (T-17th, 12 points each) and Seminole (20th, four). The Broncos had one runnerup and Knights one third.
Brackets from the tournament can be found HERE.
Team scores: 1. Freedom 190. 2. Dr Phillips 112. 3. South Dade 91. 4. Apopka 75. 5. Osceola 64. 6. Hagerty 63. 7. Matanzas 61. 8. Gateway 57. 9. University (Orlando) 43.5. 10. University (Orange City) 31.5. 11. Clay 28. 12. Braddock 24. 13. Colonial 20. 14. West Orange 18. 15. East River 15. 16. Oviedo 14. 17. (tie) Middleburg & Oakleaf 12. 19. Poinciana 11. 20. Seminole 4. 21. (tie) Lake Howell & Oak Ridge 3. 23. (tie) East Lee County & Sebastian River 0.
Championship matches —
97: Duran (South Dade) p. Gracie Bradshaw (Middleburg), 2:50.
106: Marcillo (Univ-ORL) p. Sills (Univ-ORL), 1:48.
113: Picado (Braddock) d. Galvin (Freedom), 3-1.
120: Rees (Freedom) md. Riley White (Matanzas), 11-0.
126: Madisyn Blackburn (Clay) p. Martinez (Osceola), 2:32.
132: Llamido (Hagerty) p. Ferreter (Freedom), 1:00.
138: Gregoire (Apopka) p. Wilken-Yoder (Hagerty), :35.
145: Arroyo-Nichols (Freedom) md. Lugo (Osceola), 8-0.
152: L. Gallo (South Dade) p. Amy Etienne (Dr Phillips), 1:00.
160: Gregoire (Apopka) p. Morgan Morrison (Matanzas), 2:22.
170: Y. Gallo (South Dade) d. Chestnut (West Orange), 6-0.
182: Chavez (Freedom) p. Martinez (Gateway), 1:32.
195: Joseph (Gateway) p. Thomas (Freedom), 1:00.
220: Amb. Etienne (Dr Phillips) p. Bachmann (Apopka), 1:00.
THE ACES OF THE DAY
Matanzas: Senior Riley White (120) was 3-1 and took one of the Lady Pirates’ runnerup finishes. Before her loss in the final, White had pins over wrestlers from Gateway, Freedom and a Matanzas teammate.
University (Orange City): Freshman Katie Roche (106) was 3-1 in the tournament to place third with a 6-4 loss only to the runnerup. Roche won by decision over Colonial on the front with a pin on the back over Freedom, plus a 9-1 major over Colonial for third.
Clay: Junior Madisyn Blackburn (126) pinned her way through the tournament, with four falls in all, to win the only area championship. Before her fall in the finals over Osceola, Blackburn had pins over wrestlers from Freedom, Hagerty and Dr Phillips.
Middleburg: Freshman Gracie Bradshaw (97) was second with a 1-1 tournament, winning by fall over Freedom and taking a loss by fall to South Dade.
Oakleaf: Freshman Jazzmine Moore (182) had a 2-1 tournament, opening with a 5-3 loss to the eventual runnerup. Moore then had pins over wrestlers from East Lee County and Dr Phillips to rally back for third.
Seminole: Sophomore Brianna Pena (113) was 1-2 on the day, with a front-side decision over Colonial (9-6) and losses to the eventual runnerup and third-place wrestlers.