#Recap: 3 TCHS Girls Qualify For Region 2

By MATMEN, Friday, 8:20 p.m.

ORLANDO — Timber Creek was fifth out of 14 competing teams in Wednesday’s 1A-District 6 tournamnent at Freedom.

The Lady Wolfpack finished with 90 points, seven ahead of East River for fifth, but 36.5 back of fourth-place Harmony.

Freedom won the title with 263 points, with Osceola second (207) and Gateway (155) third.

Three Timber Creek wrestlers automatically qualified for the Region 2 tournament, to be held at Osceola on February 17. Taylor Thomas (125) and Hayden Proulx (140) both were runners-up at their weights, while Allesandra Lammers (135) placed fourth.

After a bye into the 125 semis, Thomas (4th) reached the final behind a 7-1 decision over #15 Keira Suro of Osceola, breaking open a close match in the third period with a takedown and 2-point turn. That put her up against #8 Morningstar Osceola-Rodriguez of Harmony in the championship round. There, Osceola-Rodriguez had a takedown midway through the first period, using that to get a turn and fall over Thomas in 1:30.

Proulx (6th at 140) got to her bracket’s final behind first-period pins over Oak Ridge (quarters, fall time :54) and over Cypress Creek (semis, pin time 1:48) to face off against #9 Cathia Timas of Osceola for the title. Proulx seized control right awaay in the first period, with a takedown and 3-point turn to go up 5-0, but Timas righted the ship with five points of her own late in the second, adding on a takedown in the third for an 8-5 decision.

Lammers was 1-1 on the front in the 135 bracket, with a pigtail pin (:55) over St Cloud followed by a 13-10 quarterfinal loss to Tohopekaliga’s Andrea Rivera (15th at 130). In the consis, Lammers pinned her way into the region event with falls in succession over Harmony (:26), Gateway (1:58) and Cypress Creek (2:25) to punch her ticket for next week. Against Freedom’s Leticia Viana in the medal round, Lammers couldn’t keep the momentum going, as Viana had takedowns in the first and second periods in taking an 8-1 decision.

Three Lady Wolfpack wrestlers — Megan Canete (130), Jessica Taylor (145) and Gabriela DeFreitas (155) — were fifth at their respective weights, while Martina Nielsen (170) was sixth. Depending on how the FHSAA schematic breaks down, and how full their respective weight classes are, they might join their teammates at Freedom for regions.

RESULTS: Results from Wednesday’s tournament can be found HERE.

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