Mason, Zamora claim crowns
Shai Mason continued her stellar season Saturday. The junior from Los Angeles went 3-0 to win the 63-kilogram title at the Wesmen Invite in Winnipeg.
Mason went 3-0 with a pair of technical falls to lead the University of Jamestown women’s wrestling team to a third-place finish overall in the eight-team meet.
Christina Zamora, a returning All-American like Mason, also went 3-0 to take top honors at 72 kilos. Zamora , a senior from Orange County, Calif., was wrestling in her second outing of the campaign.
Only the University of Alberta (46) and Lakehead University (39) finished ahead of the Jimmies, who were without 116-pound standout Amy Fearnside, who was competing in a tournament in New York.
Along with Zamora, the Jimmies had two other placers at 72. Renee Samano was fifth and Mary Westman sixth.
Kayla Volin went 2-1 at 82 to earn third-place honors.
Dajan Treder split four matches to place fourth at 55.
Elyssia Skillicorn was fourth at 67.
Up next for the Jimmies is the Missouri Valley Open Saturday in Marshall, Mo.
Miller leads Jimmies at NDSU
Jaykob Miller notched two wins at 174 pounds in a loaded field at the Bison Open Saturday.
Miller opened with a narrow 1-0 win and then later posted a technical fall over teammate Julian Gallegos, who had earned a win previously at 174.
Antonio Lopez was the only other Jimmie to record a win, going 1-2 at 285.
The Jimmies had six wrestlers entered overall. Tyler Schnaubert (157), Sean Lambert (174) and Brian Kaehler (197) each went 0-2.
The Jimmies first home action of the season is Thursday night as they host Minnesota State-Moorhead at 6:30.
Jimmies fall short of nationals
Last season, the Jimmies beat Rocky Mountain for a trip to the NAIA national soccer tournament.
Saturday, the Battlin’ Bears turned the tables.
Eddie Cass scored the game’s lone goal in the 17th minute and Rocky Mountain made it stand up in a 1-0 win over the Jimmies in the championship game of the unaffiliated tournament in Billings, Mont.
It was just the third time the Jimmies were shut out this season and first since early September. Despite the loss, they still finished with the second-best win total (11-6-1) in program history.
The Jimmies had two shots on goal in the opening half, but were not credited with any in the final 45 minutes. Thomas Cooke had two saves in goal in the loss.
Rocky Mountain College 1, University of Jamestown 0
Jamestown 0 0 — 0
Rocky Mountain 1 0 — 0
1, RMC, Eddie Cass (Chris Jermy), 16:54.
Keeper saves: UJ, Thomas Cooke 1-1—2. RMC, Joachim Soderstrom 2-0—2.