Spartans post strong showing against #4 McKendree

ST. LOUIS [RESULTS] No. 20 Missouri Baptist hung tough against No. 4 McKendree before falling 28-17 Thursday night in R. Alton Lacey Gymnasium.

The Spartans gave one of the top teams in the WCWA all they could handle. McKendree entered into the dual with a perfect 3-0 record, outscoring their opponents 116-23 along the way. The away team was also coming off a tournament win in the Oklahoma City Open.

The navy and white were unfazed by the top talent of the Bearcats. Anissa Rodriguez won by forfeit at 101 to put the Spartans ahead early 5-0. After dropping the next two matches, Tamara Tillman led the charge in turning things around.

Tillman won by a thrilling 7-6 decision over Hailee Lily to bring the Spartans within two points at 10-8. Cheyenne Youngblood then followed suit with an 8-3 win by decision to tie things up at 11-11 midway through the dual.

The Spartans fell at 136 by Fall, but Montana Drum got revenge by pinning Jasmine Bailey in 1:58 to knot the score back up at 16-all.

Bernice Blanco fell in a close 8-6 decision to put the Bearcats back up by two. McKendree would then carry that over to the final match in which they won by a 19-11 decision at 191. The Spartans forfeited at 170 leading to the eventual final of 27-18.

MBU will look to carry the momentum over to this weekend when they compete in the MacMurray Highlanders Wrestling Tour this weekend.


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