Beeville’s Brianna Gobel (top) rides Victoria West’s Karolina Clifford during their match on Jan. 22.
Beeville’s Ethan Hodges (front) tries to get out of a hold from Victoria West’s John Garcia during their match on Jan. 22.
BEEVILLE – In the final home event of the year, and the final event before the district meet, the Beeville wrestling team split a triangular with Victoria East and Victoria West.
The Trojans downed Victoria East 42-9, but fell 48-24 to Victoria West.
Against Victoria East, the Trojans won seven of the nine matches contested.
Six of those victories came by forfeit. Nicholas Rodriguez, Ethan Hodges, Seth Hodges, Nathaniel Barris, Brandon Francisco and Randy DeLeon all won by forfeit.
Jacob Perez claimed the lone non-forfeit victory for the Trojans in the 195-pound weight class.
The freshman claimed a third-period pin over Victoria East’s Christian Martinez.
Perez had two near falls in the opening period and had a 9-2 edge going into the final period before claiming the victory with a pinfall.
At 138, East’s Eric McCullem beat Jesse Castro with a second-period pin.
East’s other three points came via a 2-0 decision by Ethan Casias over Librado Martinez.
On the girls side, Beeville’s Christina Alcorta beat East’s Lanie Ward with a first-period pinfall.
Against Victoria West, three of Beeville’s four victories came via pinfall.
Rodriguez won with a first-period pinfall at 113 over West’s Brandon Creagar.
At 220, Randy DeLeon picked up a first-period pin over Chase Weaver.
At 285, Librado Martinez claimed a second-period pin over Angel Nelson.
West claimed four pinfall victories, an 8-2 decision and five forfeits to get the victory.
John Garcia beat E. Hodges with a second-period pin at 126, Jordan Pena beat Castro with a first-period pin at 138, Daniel Navarro beat S. Hodges with a second-period pin at 145 and Daniel Woodbury beat Francisco with second-period pin at 182.
At 195, Mason Buenger beat Ernest Gomez 8-2. Buenger opened the match with a takedown for two points before Gomez tied it at 2 with a reversal. Buenger then went ahead on an escape.
After a scoreless second, Buenger picked up two points on a reversal from the down position to start the third and tacked on three points with a near fall to seal the victory.
West won by forfeit at 106, 120, 132, 152 and 160.
In the girls matches, Beeville won two of the three matches contested by pinfalls.
At 110, Rosa Salazar beat Sarah Sparks with a second-period pinfall.
At 119, Brianna Gobel beat Karolina Clifford with a third-period pinfall. Gobel had a takedown, a reversal and a three-point near fall in the first period to build a 7-2 lead, but Clifford tied the match at 7 with a reversal and a near fall in the second.
Early in the third, Gobel turned Clifford from the down position and picked up the pinfall.
At 165, Kimberly Salinas beat Alcorta with a first-period pinfall.