USM News
Women's Wrestling - Mon, Oct. 9, 2017

The University of Saint Mary women's wrestling team competed in the first wrestling event in school history on Sunday. The Spires traveled to Muskogee, OK to compete in a dual against Bacone. The Spires sent six wrestlers to compete in the dual as they program opened up a new era in Saint Mary athletics.

Earning the first program win for the Spires was Alanis Naranjo. Wrestling in the 116 pound weight class, Naranjo earned the first win by fall as she pinned her first opponent. Naranjo won both of her matches on the day, winning the second match by a 10 point technical fall. Bieverlie D'haity also finished the day undefeated winning her only match by pin.

Of the six wrestlers competing for the Spires, four earned wins at the dual. The other two Spires earning wins were Anna Rusth and Kayley Farwell. The Spires finished the day 5-6 in 11 matches they competed in, and lost the dual to Bacone.

Head Coach Chuck Kearney was happy with how his team competed saying, "It was very exciting to see how hard our girls wrestled. I can see them starting to understand the concepts we have been working on in practice. It was a great learning experience for all of us."

The women's wrestling team will be back in action on Sunday, October 15th at the Warrior Open in Fremont, NE.