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NAIA No. 4 Campbellsville women repeat as Mid-South Conference champion; No. 1 Life in second

By Campbellsville University | Feb. 21, 2021, 8:44 p.m. (ET)



Bowling Green, KY- Campbellsville won their second conference championship in a row and third title in four years.

Early on in the day the Lady Tigers were able to control the tone of the championship. Campbellsville has been ranked fourth in the NAIA polls despite beating Life in the regular season. Overall Campbellsville was able to come away with 207.5 points while top ranked Life University only was able to earn 169 team points.

Campbellsville won key matchups throughout the day against the Running Eagles. A clutch performance from an injured Mia Diaz was one match on the day that was one for the books. Diaz had injury time in one of her early matches and looked like she would not be able to continue. Diaz would end up wrestling in the fifth place matchup in which she won by decision (7-7) with a four point takedown in the final three seconds over Cumberlands Olivia Coyne. Diaz brought in a crucial 10 points for the Lady Tigers from this victory.

Overall on the day, Campbellsville had five individual conference champions, two runner-ups, and two earn the bronze medal honors. The Lady Tigers were led by McKayla Campbell, Randi Robison, Emma Walker, Kendra Thompson, and Alexandra Castillo.

Campbell was able to earn pins in each one of her matches. The longest that she would end up wrestling would be in her opening round matchup against Mattalynn Meek at the 1:44 mark. The final two matches of her tournament did not go over the 1:30 mark of the first period. Robison joined Campbell in a dominant day at the top of the podium. She was able to earn a tech fall in her opening round match as well as a pin in her championship match over Life's Angie Prado.

Freshman Emma Walker made a statement early on that she would be a force throughout the course of the tournament. Her opening round match lasted 14 seconds before she secured the pin. She would have two other matches last under a minute which included her championship match against Indiana Tech's Samantha Snow at 25 seconds. Kendra Thompson was able to secure a tech fall in her opening round matchup as well as two pins in her semi-final as well as her championship match against Hanna Brisher of Cumberlands.

2020 national champion Castillo was able to get her post season started with another title to her career. She won the 170 weight class with a key win over Life's Jordan Nelson. Castillo will look to add an NAIA title along with here 2020 WCWA title in a few weeks.

Jacquelin Ghent earned a silver medal on the day. She won her first two matches which included a tech fall in her first match of the day over Korissa Vanover. Kaitlyn Pizzo was able to join Ghent with a silver medal on the podium. Her performance in the early two rounds was able to push her to the championship. She earned two pins in her opening round matches to push her to the championship match.

Liliana Vergara and Angie Vitiritti brought in the bronze medal for the Lady Tigers in their respective weight classes. Vergara was able to avenger her first round loss by winning her next three matches to push her to the bronze medal match in which she won with a pin in the first minute. Vitiritti secured the bronzed medal with a 4-3 decision over Life's Briana Kellin with a back and forth match that ended with Vitiritti having a late takedown.

All of the Mid South programs will now await the official NAIA National Championship qualifiers. The national championship returns to Jamestown, North Dakota and will be held March 11-13.

Editor's Note: The University of the Cumberlands came in third with 158.5 points. The Cumberlands had three champions, Elizabeth Dosado (101), Bridgette Duty (130) and Maquoia Bernabe (191). Runner-up Life had a pair of champions in Peyton Prussin (116) and Julia Vidallon (123).

MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
at Bowling Green, Ky., February 21


101
1st Place Match - Elizabeth Dosado (Cumberlands) won by decision over Unity Cordova (Life University) (Dec 4-0)
3rd Place Match - Devyn Gomez (Life University) won by fall over Gabriela Garcia (Brewton-Parker) (Fall 1:16)
5th Place Match - Mia Diaz (Campbellsville) won by decision over Olivia Coyne (Cumberlands) (Dec 7-7)
7th Place Match - Whitley Blake (Indiana Tech) won by injury default over Jaden Johnson (Indiana Tech) (Inj. 0:00)

109
1st Place Match - McKayla Campbell (Campbellsville) won by fall over Tehani Soares (Indiana Tech) (Fall 1:18)
3rd Place Match - Katalina Bartelt (Life University) won by decision over Korigan Wilkey (Indiana Tech) (Dec 6-5)
5th Place Match - Kory Phillips (Life University) won by tech fall over Alexandra Martinez (Brewton-Parker) (TF 10-0)
7th Place - Mattalynn Meek (Lourdes)

116
1st Place Match - Peyton Prussin (Life University) won by fall over Stefana Jelacic (Lourdes) (Fall 1:08)
3rd Place Match - Alyssa Schuller (Indiana Tech) won by decision over Charlotte Fowler (Campbellsville) (Dec 15-9)
5th Place Match - Ciera Broukal (Campbellsville) won by fall over Riley Horvath (Indiana Tech) (Fall 3:53)
7th Place - Kaelynn Doughetry (Cumberlands)

123
1st Place Match - Julia Vidallon (Life University) won by decision over Jacquelin Ghent (Campbellsville) (Dec 12-6)
3rd Place Match - Theresa Rankin (Lourdes) won by decision over Alesandra Burgos (Brewton-Parker) (Dec 8-2)
5th Place Match - Akemi Garcia (Lourdes) won by decision over Korissa Vanover (Indiana Tech) (Dec 6-3)
7th Place Match - Vanessa Nebre (Cumberlands)

130
1st Place Match - Bridgette Duty (Cumberlands) won by tech fall over Katlyn Pizzo (Campbellsville) (TF 17-7)
3rd Place Match - Angie Vitiritti (Campbellsville) won by decision over Briana Kellin (Life University) (Dec 4-3)
5th Place Match - Riley Dalrymple (Life University) won by fall over Alexandra Mireles (Indiana Tech) (Fall 1:05)
7th Place - Geneva Winston (Brewton-Parker)

136
1st Place Match - Randi Robison (Campbellsville) won by fall over Angie Prado (Life University) (Fall 2:34)
3rd Place Match - Charmayne Delong (Indiana Tech) won by fall over Allyson Arrington (Cumberlands) (Fall 0:24)
5th Place Match - Pagie Kalish (Brewton-Parker) won by injury default over Hailey Budney (Cumberlands) (Inj. 2:36)
7th Place - Taylor Howell (Campbellsville)

143
1st Place Match - Emma Walker (Campbellsville) won by fall over Samantha Snow (Indiana Tech) (Fall 0:25)
3rd Place Match - Ashley Ikner (Cumberlands) won by decision over Mhina Oseitutu (Campbellsville) (Dec 13-7)
5th Place Match - Glenda Veiga (Indiana Tech) won by fall over Kailee Godinez (Cumberlands) (Fall 1:48)
7th Place Match - Elizabeth Bound (Life University) won by fall over Sierra Hartfelder (Brewton-Parker) (Fall 0:52)

155
1st Place - Kendra Thompson of Campbellsville
2nd Place - India Page of Brewton-Parker
3rd Place - Destinee Rivera of Life University
4th Place - Hanna Brisher of Cumberlands
Destinee Rivera (Life University) won by tech fall over Kendra Thompson (Campbellsville) (TF 12-2)
India Page (Brewton-Parker) won by fall over Hanna Brisher (Cumberlands) (Fall 0:49)
Kendra Thompson (Campbellsville) won by fall over India Page (Brewton-Parker) (Fall 3:58)
Destinee Rivera (Life University) won by tech fall over Hanna Brisher (Cumberlands) (TF 10-0)
Kendra Thompson (Campbellsville) won by fall over Hanna Brisher (Cumberlands) (Fall 0:49)
India Page (Brewton-Parker) won by tech fall over Destinee Rivera (Life University) (TF 10-0)

170
1st Place - Alexandra Castillo of Campbellsville
2nd Place - Chamira Cooper of Cumberlands
3rd Place - Jordan Nelson of Life University
4th Place - Ariana Pereira of Cumberlands
5th Place - Catherine McNulty of Indiana Tech
Jordan Nelson (Life University) won by decision over Ariana Pereira (Cumberlands) (Dec 7-0)
Chamira Cooper (Cumberlands) won by fall over Catherine McNulty (Indiana Tech) (Fall 0:38)
Alexandra Castillo (Campbellsville) won by fall over Catherine McNulty (Indiana Tech) (Fall 0:41)
Jordan Nelson (Life University) won by decision over Chamira Cooper (Cumberlands) (Dec 4-1)
Chamira Cooper (Cumberlands) won by decision over Alexandra Castillo (Campbellsville) (Dec 7-2)
Ariana Pereira (Cumberlands) won by tech fall over Catherine McNulty (Indiana Tech) (TF 10-0)
Alexandra Castillo (Campbellsville) won by fall over Ariana Pereira (Cumberlands) (Fall 3:41)
Jordan Nelson (Life University) won by fall over Catherine McNulty (Indiana Tech) (Fall 3:17)
Alexandra Castillo (Campbellsville) won by fall over Jordan Nelson (Life University) (Fall 1:09)
Chamira Cooper (Cumberlands) won by fall over Ariana Pereira (Cumberlands) (Fall 2:50)

191
1st Place Match - Maquoia Bernabe (Cumberlands) won by decision over Catherine Palmieri (Life University) (Dec 5-1)
3rd Place Match - Liliana Vergara (Campbellsville) won by fall over Brianna Staebler (Campbellsville) (Fall 0:55)
5th Place Match - Michelle Kamyshin (Cumberlands) won by fall over Katie Moore (Life University) (Fall 2:15)

Team Standings
1. Campbellsville, 207.5
2. Life University, 169.0
3. Cumberlands, 158.5
4. Indiana Tech, 126.5
5. Brewton-Parker, 59.0
6. Lourdes, 41.0