The nationally-ranked Umpqua Community College and Big Bend College women’s wrestling teams battled to a 25-25 tie in a dual meet on Saturday in Moses Lake, Washington.

Third-ranked Big Bend was awarded the win based on second criteria — having more falls than the No. 4 Riverhawks.

There were 12 exhibition matches held, and in all Umpqua won half of the 22 bouts, coach Craig Jackson said.

“It’s a good start for us,” Jackson said. “Considering we’ve had zero contact (in practice due to COVID-19 restrictions), we wrestled well. For some of the girls it was their first freestyle matches.”

Umpqua got a fall from Sofia Poblano at 136 pounds and Melia Cuevas earned a technical fall at 191. Violet Evangelista (101), Kathryn Philbrook (116) and Faith Strode (123) won by forfeit.

Big Bend 25, Umpqua 25

(Big Bend wins based on

second criteria)

101 — Violet Evangelista, UCC, won by forfeit. 109 — Kayla Rogers, BB, p. Angelina Barrett, UCC, :38. 116 — Kathryn Philbrook, UCC, won by forfeit. 123 — Faith Strode, UCC, won by forfeit. 130 — Aliya Yates, BB, tf. Karen Bello, UCC, 12-2. 136 — Sofia Pablano, UCC, p. Alexi Donahue, BB, 3:36. 143 — Kayla Trujiullo, BB, p. Abe Jolley, UCC, 1:30. 155 — Araya Boday, BB, p. Maya Lindskog, UCC, :50. 170 — Sierra Mason, BB, p. Tiyanna Leal, UCC, 4:00. 191 — Melia Cuevas, UCC, tf. Sarah Hamilton, BB, 17-7.

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