#LadyRam: 2 Titles Push Matanzas Past Dr Phillips

LAKE MARY — In the inaugural Lady Rams Tournament of Champions on Saturday at Lake Mary, area teams swept the top four spots and five of the first six.

Matanzas pushed past Dr Phillips, 103-102, to win the team title, with Clay third at 87 points and Hagerty fourth with 72. East River rounded out the top five, with 67 points.

Windermere was sixth in the 18-team event, with 62 points, while University (Orange City) was 10th (37), Lake Brantley 11th (36), Middleburg 12th (35), Lake Howell 13th (31), West Port 15th (22) and the host Lady Rams 16th (14).

Below follows a summary of placer results from teams or residents of the coverage area:

100: Lake Highland Prep’s Mary Manis (Ponte Vedra resident) won the title, pinning her way through the bracket. Manis had falls over University (Orange City)’s Zania Owen (:31, qtrs), Dr Phillips’ Ava Ceballos (1:59, semis) and Dr Phillips’ Victoria Ceballos (4:53) in the championship. Victoria Ceballos reached the final with pins over East River (:26, qtrs) and Lake Brantley’s Vanessa Martin-Soto (3:52, semis). Ava Ceballos (front-side pin) had two wins in the consis, with a 9-2 decision over Martin-Soto for third.

105: In a two-person bracket, Matanzas’ Mariah Mills won by fall (2:52) in the title round over Middleburg’s Gracie Bradshaw.

110: In a three-person bracket, Matanzas’ Tiana Fries had a bye into the final, where she fell to East River’s Aleksandra Vukajlovic, 3-0. University (Orange City)’s Jaelyn Sunseri was third, after a semifinal loss by fall to Vukajlovic and a bye in the medal match.

115: In a three-perosn bracket, University (Orange City)’s Katie Roche had a bye into the final, where she lost by fall (4:19) to Treasure Coast’s Brittney Vincens. Dr Phillips’ Leah Fountain was third after a semifinal loss by pin to to Vincens and a bye in the medal match.

120: Windermere’s Sophia Lahik reached the final, losing by fall (1:37) to nationally-ranked LHP freshman Kyla Oliver in the title match. Prior to final, Lahik took pins over Middleburg’s Chaya Jeanette (1:01, quarters) and over Matanzas’ Tesla Kirkland (2:25, semis). Lake Howell’s Kiersten Flanagan (quarterfinalist, front-side pin) had three pins in the consis to wrestle back to third, falling Dr Phillips’ Kathleen Belizaire in 50 seconds.

125: Clay’s Aubrianna Apple won the title, bonus-pointing through the field. After a bye into the quarters, Apple falled Gateway (:26, quarters), followed by majors over East River (17-3, semis) and over Hagerty’s Megan Kaplan, 11-1, to win the title. Apple had four scores (3 takedowns & a reversal), with a 3-point turn in taking the major. Matanzas’ Maddie Torres (quarterfinalist, 2 consi-side pins) lost by fall to East River to place fourth.

130: Clay’s Madisyn Blackburn made it back-to-back Blue Devil champs, pinning her way to the title. Blackburn had falls over University (Orange City)’s Bryanne Kaminsky (4:28, qtrs), Matanzas’ Marissa Roberts (3:27, semis) and over Dr Phillips’ Julia Ferreira (3:22) in the championship. Ferreira reached the final behind falls over Lake Mary’s Savannah Strickland (:25, quarters) and over Gulf (5:39) in the semis. Kaminsky won by pin twice after the loss to Blackburn, falling Matanzas’ Angelina Gonzalez (1:50) for third.

135: Clay’s Jaidyn Vinson reached the final, where she lost by fall (3:02) to Treasure Coast’s Gabriella Perez. Prior to the final, Vinson had pins over Hagerty’s Lauren McLeod (2:26, qtrs) and University (Orange City)’s Alex Roche (1:07, semis). McLeod (two consi-side pins) placed fourth, losing by fall to East River in the third-place match.

140: Hagerty’s nationally-ranked Jada Llamido won the title behind a pair of falls. After a bye into the semis, Llamido needed just 40 seconds to win the bracket, with pins over Gateway (:13, semis) and over Lake Brantley’s Lanyla Hudspeth (:27) in the championship match. Hudspeth also had a bye into the semis, where she pinned Lake Howell’s Ava Barhorst (1:34). After losing to Barhorst in the quarters, Clay’s Alexis Buck had a bye and two pins, getting Barhorst back with a pin (1:25) in the third-place match.

145: Hagerty’s Megan Dathe reached the final, losing by fall there to Horizon’s Jade Noble (3 minutes). Prior to the final, Dathe took pins over University (Orange City)’s Gracie Hollifield (1:46, qtrs) and over Windermere’s Cady Aruanno (1:29, semis). After a loss by fall in the semis to Noble, Lake Brantley’s Veronica Picart had two wins in the consis, with a 13-2 major over Aruanno for third place.

155: West Port’s Jayden Dodge won the title, pinning her way through the bracket. After a bye into the semis, Dodge falled Gateway (3:22, semis) and then Dr Phillips’ Amy Etienne in 5:58 for the championship. Etienne reached the final behind an 18-second pin over Lake Mary’s Taylor Chavers (qtrs) and a walkover forfeit into the final. Clay’s Jaysie Garcia (walkover forfeit in consis) placed fourth, losing by fall (:24) to Gateway.

170: Dr Phillips’ Emily Riveira reached the final, with a loss by fall (:55) in the championship to Gateway’s Lilly Yambor. Prior to the final, Riveira had falls over Gateway (:23, qtrs) and Matanzas’ Gabrielle Proctor (:30, semis). Proctor (front-side pin) added two more pins in the consis, with a fall over Windermere’s Hadassah Paul in 1:22 for third.

190: Middleburg’s Cheyenne Cruce won the title behind two pins. Cruce falled Dr Phillips’ Frankesca Robles (1:54) in the semis, then pinned Matanzas’ Brooklyn Watt in 1:06 in the final. Watt reached the title match with a 36-second pin over Windermere’s Liliana Jensen, while Robles took third with a fall in 1:12 over Jensen.

235: In a three-person bracket, Matanzas’ Nahilu Labin needed just one match and 10 seconds to win the title, falling Windermere’s Madison Benson. Benson reached the final with a semifinal pin (5:24) over Lake Mary’s Jaden Pitts, who took third with a bye.

Complete brackets from the tournament can be found HERE.


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