Northern Michigan University Wildcats women wrestlers finish 3rd at Albion College

ALBION — The nationally ranked Northern Michigan University women’s wrestling team won three individual classes and finished the team competition in third place among 13 teams at Albion College last weekend.

The No. 18 Wildcats scored 75 points on the meet held Sunday, while nearby Adrian College had 90 1/2 and East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, had 89 1/2.

Lydia Krauss, Noelle Gaffney and No. 5 ranked Diana Dzasezeva won their divisions.

Krauss took the 170-pound class to earn 20 points. She won three times, all by falls, defeating Sawyer Graham of Augustana, Daminana Racciatti of East Stroudsburg and Kayley Rada of Adrian.

Gaffney won at 155, collecting 17 points for the team, as he won by decision over Zoe Hussar of Siena Heights and Aspen Dodge of Adrian and was victorious by fall over Megan Vondrasek of Adrian.

Dzasezeva, nationally ranked at 136, also scored 17 points for NMU, winning by decision over Hannah Palise of Albion and Phoenix Waters of Siena Heights while triumphing by fall over Mackenzie Tayerle of Adrian.

At 143 pounds, Northern’s Marisa Roth scored 14 1/2 points by finishing third. winning by decision over Aine Moffit of Augustana twice, while also winning by fall over Allydia Byard of Hiram and Isabel Worthing of Adrian.

Then at 101, the Wildcats’ Trinity Valentin finished second, while at 109, NMU’s Bryn Sandu was sixth to earn Northern 6 1/2 points, while teammate Faith Romain picked up 1 1/2 points at 136.

Northern returns to action at 6 p.m. EST Friday at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.


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