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#WMetro: Diaz Wins 4X Title; 7 From Area Win Brackets

ORLANDO — No area team had an answer for Freedom Friday afternoon at the Women’s Metro Conference, hosted by Timber Creek.

The Lady Patriots far outdistanced Dr Phillips, 311-237, to win the team title in the one-day IBT event. Timber Creek, with 107 points, was third and Apopka (100) fourth, with East River’s 85 rounding out the top five.

Area teams in the 21-team field included Windermere (6th, 51 points); Ocoee (8th, 39); Wekiva, West Orange & Winter Park (T-11th, 20); Olympia (T-19th, four) and University (Orlando) (21st, zero).

Below follows a summary of placers within the coverage area:

100 — In a 3-person bracket, Dr Phillips’ Victoria Ceballos had a bye into the final, where she lost by fall (3:34) to Freedom’s Maite Coutinho.

105 — Apopka’s Shelby Sherman won the title with a pair of pins. After a bye into the semis, Sherman falled Winter Park’s Aliyah Gonzalez (3:23) in the semis, then pinned Dr Phillips’ Ava Ceballos in 1:50 for the title. Prior to the final, Ceballos had a semifinal pin (5:46) over Freedom. Gonzalez (front-side pin) had a bye into the third-place match, where she pinned Freedom in 39 seconds.

110 — Ocoee’s Isabel Perez was third in a four-person bracket (essentially three; one did not actually compete). After a loss by fall (1:24) in the semis to eventual champ Aleksandra Vukajlovic of East River, Perez won by forfeit for third.

115 — Dr Phillips’ Kathleen Belizaire was the top finisher from the coverage area, taking fourth. Belizaire (front-side pin) lost by fall (1:04) in the semis to the eventual champion from Freedom, securing her podium space with a 38-second consi-semi pin over Timber Creek’s Sydney Beu before losing by fall (:44) to Colonial in the 3rd/4th place match.

120 — The Lady Panthers’ Juliana Diaz became only the second 4-time Women’s Metro champ in history, and second from Dr Phillips (2020 alum Jessica Corredor was the first), pinning her way through the draw with three pins in 2:23. After a bye into the quarters, Diaz falled Cypress Creek (:27 in that round), Timber Creek’s Taylor Thomas (1:14, semis) and Windermere’s Sophia Lahik (:42) in the championship match. Lahik had pins over Boone (:19) and Freedom (1:11) to get to the final. Thomas (front-side pin) came back for fourth with a consi-semi pin (2:52) over Boone, losing by fall to Freedom (2:01) to claim fourth.

125 — Apopka’s Samantha Sherman had two pins to reach the final, where she lost by fall (:37) to Freedom’s Kailey Rees, who had three pins in 2:07 to win the title. Sherman took pins over Lake Buena Vista (4:47, quarters) and East River (5:22, semis).

130 — The Lady Wolfpack’s Bailey Waltz also pinned her way through the draw, with three pins en route to the bracket win. Waltz had pins over Edgewater (1:37, quarters) and East River (3:46, semis) before falling Dr Phillips’ Julia Ferreira in 1:54 to win the title. Prior to the final, Ferreira won by fall over Lake Buena Vista (:46, quarters) and Freedom (2:59, semis).

135 — Timber Creek’s Madison Waltz made it a family title thing, with three pins of her own. Waltz won by fall over Oak Ridge (:28, quarters), Jones (1:19, semis) and over Freedom’s Rachel Ferreter in 4:52 to join her sister atop the WMC podium. Dr Phillips’ Olivia Cadiz, who lost by pin to Edgewater in the quarters, had two max-point wns for third, getting revenge for the loss with a pin over Edgewater in 2:11.

140 — Apopka’s Nehemie Gregoire reached the final, where she lost by fall (4:35) to Freedom’s Keyla DeLeon. Gregoire had two falls in 58 seconds to get there, with pins over Ocoee’s Anaelis Marte (:39, quarters) and West Orange’s Ariana Martinez (:19, semis). Martinez (front-side pin) won by fall twice to grab third, with pins over Cypress Creek (3 minutes) and Dr Phillips’ Jessy Jarret (:43) for third. Jarret, for her own part, won by fall twice in the consis to earn a podium space, with pins over Marte (:44) and Timber Creek’s Hayden Proulx (1:17) in the semis.

145 — Dr Phillips’ Emanuelle Zumba reached the final after a bye into the semis, where she pinned Edgewater in :51. Zumba then lost by fall to Freedom’s Isabel Perez in 2:31 to take runnerup status.

155 — Timber Creek’s Chloe Shull gave a third title to the Lady Wolfpack, with three pins in 4:24. After a bye into the quarters, Shull pinned Apopka’s Michelle Hernandez (:53) in that round, with subsequent pins over Freedom (3:02, semis) and over Dr Phillips’ Amy Etienne in 29 seconds to win the bracket. Etienne had pins over Lake Nona (:22) and Cypress Creek (2:18) to get to Shull.

170 — Emily Riveira of Dr Phillips received a bye into the semis, with pins from there over Ocoee’s Melanie Saucedo (:36) in the semis and over Freedom’s Banishca Derilus in 3:43 to win the weight class. Saucedo (front-side pin) added, after a bye in the consi-semis, a second pin for third over Windermere’s Hadassah Paul, in 26 seconds. Paul had lost to Derilus (3:14) in the semis, but assured her podium space with a 21-second fall over Edgewater in the consi semis.

190 — Apopka’s Jada Jones had a bye into the semis, where she took pins over Wekiva’s Ramiyah Steele (:40) and then subsequently in the title match over Freedom’s Salexa Lontoc-Ortiz in 2:37 for the gold. Steele (front-side pin) added two more in the consis, falling Windermere’s Liliana Jensen (1:19) in the blood round and then Dr Phillips’ Frankesca Robles (4:30) to claim third. Robles (front-side pin) was also a semifinalist, where she lost by pin to Lontoc-Ortiz (1:23), but secured her medal with a consi-semi pin (4:32) over Ocoee’s Cierra Young.

235 — Windermere’s Madison Benson reached the final, where she lost by pin (:18) to Freedom’s Kiara Brin. Prior to the final, Benson had a bye into the semis, where she pinned Olympia’s Amanda Hudson in 3:03. Dr Phillips’ Tanyah McCain, also a semifinalist (lost by pin in 1:54 to Brin) pinned Hudson in 1:26 for third and fourth, respectively.

Complete brackets from Friday’s event can be found HERE.

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