Women’s Wrestling Places Seven at Dr. Bob Kellogg MacMurray Open

Women’s Wrestling Places Seven at Dr. Bob Kellogg MacMurray Open
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — The Adrian College women's wrestling team had seven wrestlers place Saturday at the Dr. Bob Kellogg MacMurray Open hosted by MacMurray College. 

The Bulldogs were led by sophomore Zoe Nowicki's second-consecutive championship in the 136 weight class. 

Senior Mara Eason was second at 155. 

"Having two in the finals was exciting. It was extra special with it being the first time in the finals for Mara," said Coach Cliff Cushard. "Zoe was impressive taking out some high quality opponents en route to the championship."

Sophomore Lacey Jung-Michonski was able to get some revenge in her third place match at 170 by beating an opponent who had bested her last week. 

Freshman Megan Vondrasek lost her first match of the season in the semifinals, but would battle back to finish third at 143. 

Freshman Angela LoRusso was fourth at 109, while sophomore Sydney Sims and freshman Melody Barrows each finished in sixth place at 136 and 143 pounds, respectively. 

"I'm pleased with the effort. Again the things we are doing — we are building on and are getting better there," Cushard said. "I did not see any let down on the effort. Some small mistakes cost us here and there, but those are all easily addressed and most of our ahtletes made those adjustments as the tournament progressed.

Team scores were not kept at the tournament. Cushard said Adrian would be in one of the top few spots if they were. 

Although she did not place, Sophomore Mackenzie Tayerle had a battle for a match at 130. 

"The most exciting match of the day came in one of Mackenzie's losses," Cushard said. "It was high scoring, there were a lot of throws and they beat the snot out of each other."

The Bulldogs are off until Sunday, Nov. 10 when they wrestle at the Ryerson Open in Toronto, Ontario.

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