LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Augsburg University wrestling team finished in seventh place at the inaugural NCAA women’s bracket at the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals, scoring a 27-19 victory over Tiffin University (Ohio) on Saturday afternoon at Freedom Hall.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Augsburg is ranked No. 9 in the latest NWCA/NCAA national rankings and No. 6 in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association national rankings. The Auggies entered the meet as the No. 8 seed in the 15-team field, and topped No. 7/14-ranked Tiffin in the seventh-place match.
The Auggies had one of their most complete team performances of the season, as they won six of the seven bouts wrestled against Tiffin. Fifteen of the 19 team points scored by the Dragons came from three forfeits.
Top-ranked 109-pounder Emily Shilson (FY, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) claimed her second pin of the weekend, improving to 5-0 with a 1:34 match-ender.
Vayle-Rae Baker (FY, Benton, Pa./Wyoming Seminary), ranked No. 3 in the NWCA/NCAA and No. 2 in the WCWA at 123 pounds, had an impressive weekend, winning all four of her bouts by bonus-point margins, including a 10-0, 71-second technical fall win on Saturday. Baker is now 12-2 on the season with four pins and five technical falls.
Bel Snyder (SO, Deer Creek, Minn./Wadena-Deer Creek HS) claimed a 2:45 pin at 116 pounds to improve to 6-8 on the season. The pin was her third of the season.
Melissa Jacobs (FY, Belle Plaine, Minn./Belle Plaine HS (Scott West)) claimed her first pin as an Auggie, with a 2:17 win at 170 pounds.
Savannah Vold (SO, Rochester, Minn./Mayo HS) gained her second win of the season with a solid 8-1 win at 130 pounds.
Marlynne Deede (FY, Springville, Utah/Springville HS) scored a 40-second technical fall win at 155 pounds, claiming a takedown and four back exposure rolls in succession to score a 10-0 win, improving to 6-6-on the season.
Augsburg will face Wisconsin-Stevens Point in a dual meet next Saturday (1/18) at 7 p.m. at Si Melby Hall.
FINAL RESULTS: No. 9/6 Augsburg 27, No. –/11 Tiffin (Ohio) 19
LOCATION: Freedom Hall, Louisville, Ky.
RECORD: Augsburg 3-2 overall
Augsburg 27, Tiffin 19
101 – No. 5/7 Trinity Oredina (TIF) wins by forfeit (Tiffin 5-0)
109 – No. 1/1 Emily Shilson (AUG, 5-0) pinned No. 4/3 (116) Sugey Cega (TIF) 1:34 (TIED 5-5)
116 – Bel Snyder (AUG, 6-8) pinned Shanna Morris (TIF) 2:45 (Augsburg 10-5)
123 – No. 3/2 Vayle-Rae Baker (AUG, 12-2) tech. fall Savannah Stacks (TIF) 10-0 at 1:11 (Augsburg 14-5)
130 – Savannah Vold (AUG, 2-5) dec. Stephanie Mondragon (TIF) 8-1 (Augsburg 17-6)
136 – Eunique Davis (TIF) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 17-11)
143 – Sidney Ramos (TIF) dec. Kahlea Jolly (AUG, 0-3) 11-8 (Augsburg 18-14)
155 – Marlynne Deede (AUG, 6-6) tech. fall No. 4/8 Taylor Hites (TIF) 10-0 at 0:40 (Augsburg 22-14)
170 – Melissa Jacobs (AUG, 3-3) pinned Madison Wells (TIF) 2:17 (Augsburg 27-14)
191 – Jessie Lee (TIF) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 27-19).
Check out Auggies Women’s Wrestling at athletics.augsburg.edu.