Mike Stetson, Sports Information Director
BAKER, Kan. – Waldorf’s Akina Yamada led the way winning a pair of matches by pin on Friday as the Warrior women’s wrestling team opened its season with a pair of duals hosted by the Baker Wildcats.
Wrestling at 143-pounds, Yamada picked up her first win of the season in 2 minutes, 5 seconds, pinning Abbie Jones of Baker.
The victory was the lone win of the dual for Waldorf, which forfeited six matches to the Wildcats who won 43-5.
Despite the final score, the Warriors did get one more win in the dual from Emely Carrillo, who won by pin in 1:01 over Raegen Stinemetz in a 155-pound exhibition match.
In action in the other three matches against Baker were Jennifer Castaneda, who lost a 10-0 technical fall at 130 pounds, Elizabeth Carrillo, who lost by pin in 24 seconds at 136 pounds, and Berenice Espino, who lost a 15-4 tech fall at 155 pounds.
In the Warriors other dual match on the day, Yamada again won by pin in her 143-pound match, beating Andrea Montoya of Central Methodist (Mo.) in 2:17.
Espino added a forfeit win at 155 pounds in the dual for Waldorf, which fell 22-10 to the Eagles. Espino then added a win by pin in 40 seconds on the mat, competing in a 170-pound exhibition match.
The Warriors lost three more matches in the dual by forfeit, while Elizabeth Carrillo lost a 6-1 decision at 136 pounds, and Castaneda lost a 10-0 tech fall at 130 pounds in regulation matches.
Emely Carrillo did add an exhibition win for the Warriors at 143 pins, scoring a win by pin in 1:19 over Hunter Bullock, and Elizabeth Carrillo wrestled one more match, falling 8-0 in a 130-pound exhibition match.
The Warrior women’s wrestling team now is off for the next week and a half before they will host their lone home event of the season when Grand View visits the Hanson Fieldhouse on Nov. 23.