OCU women smack Wayland Baptist

PLAINVIEW, Texas -- Oklahoma City University rolled past Wayland Baptist (Texas) 31-15 on Wednesday at the Hutcherson Center in a showdown between teams ranked in the top five in the Women's College Wrestling Association.

Cody Pfau and Carla Ponce provided the Stars pins to key the victory. Third-ranked OCU improved to 7-1, while fourth-rated Wayland Baptist dipped to 5-4.

Pfau, a freshman from Parachute, Colo., stuck Michele Guerrero to put the Stars ahead 12-1 in a matchup of top 10-rated individuals at 109 pounds. Pfau is ranked third, while Guerrero entered ranked ninth.

Ponce, a freshman from El Paso, Texas, upended Tamyra Mensah by fall. Mensah is rated fifth at 130. OCU led 26-2 after Ponce's victory.

Emily Webster posted a 10-0 technical fall over Vanessa Smith to put the Stars up 7-1. Webster, a junior from Sedalia, Mo., is the top-ranked 101-pounder in the WCWA, while Smith was No. 4.

OCU's Kristi Garr also won by technical fall 17-6 over Lauryn Bruggink at 116 pounds. Garr, a senior from Goodrich, Mich., sits No. 2 in the 109-pound rankings.

Stephanie Geltmacher provided OCU with its final win of the dual. Geltmacher, a senior from Kahaluui, Hawaii, defeated Valerie Rosales in a matchup of top five-ranked wrestlers at 155 pounds. Geltmacher is second, while Rosales is fifth in the ratings.

Heather O'Connor started the Stars off with a win at 191 pounds. O'Connor, ranked fourth at 191, knocked off third-ranked Angela Vyborny.

Wayland Baptist's top-ranked 143-pounder, Tamrya Mensah, beat ninth-ranked Kayla Aggio. Samantha Villegas, ranked second at 136, prevailed over ninth-ranked Natalia Hinojo.

OCU meets sixth-ranked Missouri Baptist at noon Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Abe Lemons Arena.

191: Heather O'Connor, OCU, dec. Angela Vyborny, 9-6 (OCU leads 3-1)
101: Emily Webster, OCU, tech. fall Vanessa Smith, 10-0 (OCU leads 7-1)
109: Cody Pfau, OCU, pinned Michele Guerrero (OCU leads 12-1)
116: Kristi Garr, OCU, tech. fall Lauryn Bruggink, 17-6 (OCU leads 16-2)
123: Shelby Morrison, OCU, by forfeit (OCU leads 21-2)
130: Carla Ponce, OCU, pinned Tarkyia Mensah (OCU leads 26-2)
136: Samantha Villegas, WBU, tech. fall Natalia Hinojo, 10-0 (OCU leads 27-6)
143: Tamyra Mensah, WBU, tech. fall Kayla Aggio, 10-0 (OCU leads 27-10)
155: Stephanie Geltmacher, OCU, dec. Valerie Rosales, 6-1 (OCU leads 30-11)
170: Brenda Mendoza, WBU, tech. fall Heiley Garcia, 13-3 (OCU wins 31-15)


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