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#Recap: DPHS 2nd, TCHS 3rd at Lady Falcons

By MATMEN, Sunday, 8:50 p.m.

ORLANDO — No team in the field had an answer for slowing down Orlando Freedom Saturday at East River’s Lady Falcons Invitational.

But Dr Phillips, in second with 127 points, and Timber Creek, in third with 99, had solid performances as well in the pool/roundrobin event. Evans, as well, had a mid-pack effort, tying for seventh with 63 points.

Three area wrestlers — Timber Creek’s Taylor Thomas (16th at 120, competing Saturday at 125) and Hayden Proulx (7th-145, competing Saturday at 140), along with Dr Phillips’ Emily Riveira (9th-190) — won championships at the event, which saw Freedom rack up half the weight-class wins.

Thomas was 3-0 in the 125 roundrobin, with 3 pins in 3:28, including two pins over Freedom (1:59, round 1; :24, round 2) and over Dr Phillips (1:05) in the final round. In round 1, the effective championship match against Freedom’s Alissa Brown-Washington, Thomas needed just one takedown to turn Brown-Washington and collect the fall just before the buzzer sounded.

At 140, Proulx needed exactly 3 minutes to win the group, with a semifinal crossover pin (:31) over Dr Phillips’ Jessy Jarret (19th-145) before majoring Freedom’s Isabel Perez (16th-140), 10-2, to win the weight class. Proulx had two big nearfall turns in the match, scoring in each period.

Riveira’s roundrobin at 190 was similarly-situated to Thomas’ at 125, as she needed a combined mat time of 2:12 to pin wrestlers from Colonial, Freedom and Newsome in succession. In her 50-second fall over Newsome’s Janyyah Wilson, the effective championship match, Riveira needed only one takedown to secure the pin.

Additionally, three coverage-area wrestlers — the Lady Panthers’ Victoria Ceballos (12th-110, competing at 105), Timber Creek’s Mia Rosado (120) and Evans’ Noel Chonaya (155) — were second in their respective weights.

Ceballos was 3-1 in the 105 roundrobin, losing by fall in the final round (3:35) to Freedom’s Maite Coutinho (4th), while Rosado won Pool B with three pins before a loss by fall (2:15) in the 120 final to Freedom’s Cameron Galvin (2nd at 115). Chonaya also was a Pool B winner at 155, with three pins, plus a crossover semifinal pin before a loss by fall (4 minutes) to the Lady Patriots’ Genesis Velazquez.

Results from the weekend’s competition can be found HERE. All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings/girls

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