Lakehead University

Athletics Department

Wolves Grapple to Draw with Jimmies

November 15th, 2008


The Lakehead Thunderwolves women's wrestling team had a great showing Friday night in Jamestown, North Dakota as they grappled to a very rare dual meet draw against the Jamestown College Jimmies of the NAIA. 

Action kicked off with the Wolves Jessica Bershatsky winning a dramatic 6-0 victory over Michelle Canete.  The Wolves Larrisa Scimmie, coming of exhibition victory over  Scarlett Bourg, was again called on to wrestle 10 minutes after her first match, and she narrowly lost a closely contested match against  Jamestown star Tiffany Sluik.  

Lakehead’s Alex Demars also wrestled 10 minutes prior in a exhibition match and was also called on to wrestle again she lost a closely contested match against  the Jimmies Tani Ader,  

Lakehead freshman Aislynn Torfason stepped up to the plate against Jamestown’s Cindy Kaffenberger and put Lakehead’s girls back on the winning track.  The Wolves Leah Dougherty fallowed with a dramatic one point victory over Michelle Quiles. 

Lakehead’s Laurel Knowles followed with a convinceing 10-3 victory over Cali Cutler,   and then the Wolves Katelyn Proulx lost by fall against the Jimmies Kuuipo Badayos.  Next, it was the Wolves Emma Brightwell ending the dual meet with a dramatic 25 second Pin Fall over Jamestown’s Sunya Maxwell putting the Lakehead women up by a score of 21-16. 

However due to a back injury to Lakehead star and team captain Nicole Plummer; she was unable to wrestle in the final match and Jamestown was awarded a forfeit  of five points making the final score 21-21.  Without the forfeit, Jamestown would have been forced to beat Plummer, last year’s OUA champion and CIS silver medalist, to win the dual meet.  

Lakehead Head Coach Owen Dawkins was very happy with his team’s performance and said the meet was enjoyed by both teams.  “Overall; this was a great experience for our women's varsity wrestling team.  Our girls came out of this dual with much needed match experience and most importantly with some newly found friends across the border.”    
Lakehead vs. Jamestown Dual meet Results: (Lakehead in Bold)
48kg Jessica Bershatsky  Defeats Michelle Canete
51kg Larrisa Scimmie loses to Tiffany Sluik
55kg Alex Demars loses to Tani Ader
59kg Aislynn Torfason Defeats Cindy Kaffenberger
63kg Leah Dougherty Defeats  Michelle Quiles
67kg Laurel Knowles Defeats Cali Cutler
72kg Katelynn Proulx loses to  Kuuipo Badayos
82kg Emma Brightwell Defeats  Sunya Maxwell
95kg Nicole Plummer loses by forfeit against Amanda Athon

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Last Edited: November 15th, 2008

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