LONGWOOD — Most girls teams from the coverage area were in attendance for Saturday’s Greyhound Open at Lyman, including a Dr Phillips squad making an early statement for six weeks down the road.
The Lady Panthers rolled up 175 points in Saturday’s event, outdistancing runnerup Matanzas’ 122. Admiral Farragut (56), Apopka (54) and Westside (49) rounded out the top five teams.
Other area teams in the Lyman field were Lake Brantley (7th, 39 points), Windermere (8th, 38), Middleburg (9th, 36), University (Orange City) (11th, 33), Lake Mary (12th, 30), Hagerty (13th, 29), Seminole (15th, 24), Olympia (T-17th, 13), Oviedo (19th, 11) and West Orange (21st).
Below follows a breakdown of area placers in the tournament:
100: The Lady Panthers’ Victoria Ceballos took two pins in a three-person roundrobin, falling Lake Brantley’s Vanessa Martin-Soto (:34) and UOC’s Zania Owen (:27) for first. In the opening round, Martin-Soto clinched second with a pin (1:33) over Owen.
105: Matanzas’ Mariah Mills pinned her way through the bracket, with falls over Admiral Farragut (1:01, rd of 16), Oviedo’s Camryn Harber (1:31, quarters) and Dr Phillips’ Ava Ceballos (1:25, semis) before pinning Middleburg’s Gracie Bradshaw in 3:17 for first place. Prior to the final, Bradshaw had a bye into the quarters, with subsequent pins over Lake Brantley’s Shyene Harris (1:43, quarters) and Largo (:35, semis). Ceballos (front-side pin) came back in the consis with a pin over Admiral Farragut (2:13) to clinch a medal, losing by fall (1:52) to Largo in the third-place match.
110: After a bye into the semis, the Lady Pirates’ Tianna Fries won the title with two second-period pins, falling UOC’s Jaelyn Sunseri (2:53, semis) and then Dr Phillips’ Aaralyn Ortega in 3:10 for the championship. Ortega had two pins to reach the final, falling Westside’s Layah’ Mixon (1:06, quarters) and Oviedo’s Amy Trevino (3:50, semis). Sunseri won twice in the consis, with a 9-6 win over Mixon and then a third-place, 45-second fall over Trevino.
115: Lake Mary’s Jocelyn Higgins reached the final, with a 14-8 quarterfinal win over Dr Phillips’ Kathleen Belizaire and a semifinal fall over UOC’s Katy Roche (3:15), but then lost in the final to Admiral Farragut’s Maeve Case, 9-2. Matanzas’ Tesla Kirkland, who’d lost by fall (4:39) to Case in the quarters, came back in the consis behind a bye and subsequent falls over Roche (2:07) and Belizaire (:57) to take third.
120: Dr Phillips’ Juliana Diaz pinned her way through the draw, with first-period falls over Lake Mary’s Sarah Cutter (:37, quarters), Matanzas’ Christina Borgmann (:53, semis) and Westside’s Emma Smith (1:32) in the championship. Smith had a pair of pins of her own, falling Hagerty’s Julia Martin (3:28, quarters) and Windermere’s Sophia Lahik (4:33, semis, after starting off down 5-0). Martin bounced back from the quarterfinal loss to Smith with two pins in 60 seconds over Borgmann (:18) and Lahik (:42) to finish third.
125: After getting her toughest challenge of the day in a 10-3 quarterfinal win over Apopka’s Samantha Sherman, Hagerty’s Megan Kaplan won by fall twice to win the title, pinning Matanzas’ Breanna Corley (1:11, semis) and Osceola’s Kelliana Mack (5:45) in the championship match. Sherman rallied back for third behind pins over Lyman’s Kaylee Holloway (3:30), UOC’s Lila Melendez (1:27) and a takedown in sudden victory for a 7-5 win over Corley for third.
130: After falling Matanzas’ Marissa Roberts (3:30) in the quarters, UOC’s Bryanne Kaminsky powered through a pair of one-point wins to claim first place, with a 5-4 semifinal win over Seminole’s Isabelle Mertin and a 1-0 win over Dr Phillips’ Julia Ferreira in the title match. Ferreira had a bye into the semis, where she pinned Bayside in 1:31. Mertin had two bonus-point wins for third, falling Lake Brantley’s Zoe Lini (:32) and majoring Bayside, 10-1, in the medal round.
135: Apopka’s Nehemie Gregoire reached the final, where she lost by fall to Largo’s Emma Jefferies in 52 seconds. Prior to the final, Gregoire had three first-period pins of her own, with falls over Osceola (1:00, rd of 16), Oviedo’s Delaney Graves (1:06, quarters) and Lake Mary’s Olivia Boni (1:20, semis). Dr Phillips’ Olivia Cadiz (front-side pin) picked up two more falls on the back, pinning UOC’s Alex Roche (2:48) and then Matanzas’ Isabella Tietje (:57) for third; Tietje had to win two consi-side matches to secure a medal.
140: Lake Brantley’s Veronica Picart won the title; after a bye into the semis, Picart falled Matanzas’ Keely Domingues (2:19) in that round, then overcame Bayside’s Jordyn Schmeichel, 7-6, in the championship. Picart trailed throughout the first two periods, tying the match after a third penalty-point situation went in her favor, followed by a takedown a minute later. Dominguez (front-side decision) made podium with a consi-semi pin over Dr Phillips’ Symone Ham (1:35), but then lost by fall to Osceola in the bronze-medal match.
145: Westside’s Degriece Coleman reached the final, where she lost by fall (:55) to Horizon’s Jade Noble. Prior to the final, Coleman had a bye into the quarters, with a pin (:52) in that round over Lake Brantley’s Emily Song, followed by a 9-5 semifinal win over Admiral Farragut. Hagerty’s Megan Dathe, who lost by pin (5:02) in the quarters to Admiral Farragut, collected three pins on the back to make podium, losing by pin (3:22) a second time to Admiral Farragut in the third-place match.
155: Dr Phillips’ Amy Etienne pinned her way through the bracket, with four pins in 4:07. Etienne collected pins over Admiral Farragut (:32, rd of 16), Apopka’s Michelle Hernandez (:32, quarters) and Seminole’s Jayda Rankin (:47, semis) before going into the second period the only time all tournament with a fall over Merritt Island’s Lainey Driggett (2:16) in the final. Westside’s Karla Ortiz (front-side win by forfeit), who’d lost by TF (16-1 in 4:53) to Driggett in the semis, came back with pins over Hernandez (:52) and Rankin (4:56) to claim third.
170: The Lady Panthers’ Emily Riveira made it back-to-back DPHS titles, as Riveira needed just 1:07 to fall three different opponents. After pins over Lake Mary’s Tayla Sutton (:23, quarters) and Windermere’s Lilly Baron (:30, semis) before a third fall in the final over Matanzas’ Gabrielle Proctor, in :14. Proctor had, in reaching the final, pins over Windermere’s Hadassah Paul (5:26, quarters) and Dr Phillips’ Tatiana Tyler (:32, semis). After the loss to Proctor, Paul had a bye, followed by a pin over teammate Baron (1:08) and a 6-3 win over Sutton for third place.
190: Middleburg’s Cheyenne Cruce took the title with two first-period pins (combined time 2:11). After a bye into the semis, Cruce pinned Bayside (:17) in that round, then picked up the championship medal with a fall over Apopka’s Jada Jones in 1:54. For her part, Jones took falls over Admiral Farragut (1:11, quarters) and Dr Phillips’ Frankesa Robles (:29, semis) to reach the final. Robles had a fall over teammate Amber Etienne (:47) to assure a podium space), but then lost by fall to Admiral Farragut (2:33) to place fourth.
235: Windermere’s Madison Benson had a bye into the semis, followed by pins in that round over Lake Brantley’s Marcela Maya-Escalona (:59) and then in the title match (3:04) against Dr Phillips’ Tanyah McCain. McCain reached the final behind falls over Benson’s teammate, Liliana Jensen (1:18, quarters) and Olympia’s Amanda Hudson (1:42m semis). Maya-Escalona (front-side pin) rallied from the loss to Benson with two pins over Jensen (3:31) and Hudson (2:26) to come back for third place.
Complete results from the tournament can be found HERE.
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