MVC Women's Wrestling Competes in Day One the National Duals

Posted January 11, 2014


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Andy Pulverenti, sports information director, (660) 831-4230,




Marshall, Mo. (January 11, 2014)- The No. 9 Missouri Valley College women’s wrestling team competed in day one of the NWCA Women’s National Duals in Des Moines, Iowa Saturday. In the opening round the Vikings were defeated by No. 7 University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) 31-15.


Against University of the Cumberlands MVC lost by a 31-15 team score.

101 pounds- No. 6 Sarah Allen won by forfeit as MVC left the weight class open.

109 pounds- Sophomore Samantha Higa (Aiea, Hawai’i) lost to No. 6 Grace Paxton in a 10-0, 10-0 technical fall

116 pounds- Senior Samantha Lovelace (South Prairie, Wash.) lost to Sherri Berube in a first period pin.

123 pounds- Freshman Christy Powell (Atlanta, Ga.) lost to Kristen Yamasaki in a 0-0, 8-5 decision.

130 pounds- Senior Mayleen Soto (Azusa, Calif.) lost to No. 7 Kerstin Harmon in a first period pin.

136 pounds- Olivia Cepak won by forfeit as MVC left the weight class open.

143 pounds- No. 6 Senior Frances Efiong (Arlington, Texas) defeated Kaliegh Jennings in a 10-0, 10-0 technical fall.

155 pounds- Freshman Ku’uleilani Lankford (Ewa Beach, Hawai’i) lost to Deangela Castex in a 6-5, 9-9 decision.

170 pounds- No. 9 Senior Brittany Jones (Grapevine, Texas) defeated Angelica Hernandez in a 10-0, 12-2 technical fall.

191 pounds- No. 10 Sophomore Jessica Ulloa (Concord, Calif.) defeated Aviance Waters in a first round pin.


The Vikings will continue action at the National Duals in the consolation bracket Sunday and await the loser of No. 1 King College and No. 13 McKendree University.



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