The Citadel tops VMI, falls twice at Virginia Duals
HAMPTON, Va. – The Citadel wrestling team dropped a pair of duals to No. 25 Old Dominion and Army before earning a huge win over Southern Conference foe VMI, 38-3, on Friday at the Virginia Duals.
The Bulldogs (2-3, 1-0 SoCon) collected individual wins at all but one weight class against VMI en route to their 38-3 domination. Joaquin Marquez kicked off the match with a pin in the final minute, while 14th-ranked Odie Delaney finished the match the same way at the 2:17 mark.
Josh Tuck and Matt Frisch received four points apiece, earning major decisions by scores of 12-2 and 13-2, respectively. The nation's eighth-ranked wrestler at 141 pounds, Ugi Khishignyam, sat out the final match for the Bulldogs after collecting wins in both of his earlier bouts.
The Bulldogs and Keydets will meet again in Lexington, Va., for a SoCon dual on Feb. 15.
The Citadel opened Friday's competition with a tough 26-9 loss to 25th-ranked Old Dominion. In that match, the Bulldogs dropped two overtime bouts at 157 and 174 pounds. Frisch (157) fell to Brennan Brumley by sudden victory, 4-2, while Tuck (174) lost in a 5-4 tiebreaker.
The loss pitted the Bulldogs against Army in the middle of their three matches. The Citadel jumped out to a 15-6 advantage over the Black Knights, led by three close wins by decision and a pin at the 2:42 mark by senior Jordan Dix.
Army bounced back with three consecutive pins in the 174-, 184- and 197-pound bouts to take the 27-16 lead. With the match out of reach, Delaney came out in the heavyweight bout and dominated Stephen Snyder in a 20-6 major decision.
The Citadel will head to Boone, N.C., for its first road conference match of the season on Jan. 18 against Appalachian State. The Bulldogs and the Mountaineers (5-2, 2-0 SoCon) tied for second place with 72.5 points apiece at last year's conference tournament.
25 Old Dominion 26, The Citadel 9
125 - Jerome Robinson (Old Dominion) over Joaquin Marquez (Citadel) major decision, 14-1
133 - Scott Festejo (Old Dominion) over Aaron Hansen (Citadel) Dec., 7-4
141 - Undrakhbayar Khishignyam (Citadel) over Justin LaValle (Old Dominion) Dec., 8-6
149 - Alexander Richardson (Old Dominion) over Jordan Dix (Citadel) Dec., 3-1
157 - Brennan Brumley (Old Dominion) over Matthew Frisch (Citadel) SV-1, 4-2
165 - Brett Miller (Old Dominion) over Michael Harper (Citadel) Dec., 3-0
174 - Billy Curling (Old Dominion) over John Duane (Citadel) major decision, 9-0
184 - Austin Coburn (Old Dominion) over Josh Tuck (Citadel) TB-3, 5-4
197 - Jacob Henderson (Old Dominion) over Marshall Haas (Citadel) Dec., 6-3
HWT - Odie Delaney (Citadel) win by forfeit
27, The Citadel 19
125 - Joaquin Marquez (Citadel) over Nathan Santhanam (Army) Dec., 8-3
133 - Jordan Thome (Army) over Aaron Hansen (Citadel) Pin at 1:52
141 - Undrakhbayar Khishignyam (Citadel) over Connor Hanafee (Army) Dec., 5-4
149 - Jordan Dix (Citadel) over Tyler Rauenzahn (Army) Pin at 2:42
157 - Matthew Frisch (Citadel) over Chandler Smith (Army) Dec., 4-3
165 - Paul Hancock (Army) over Nathaniel Harper (Citadel) Dec., 10-3
174 - Cole Grace (Army) over John Duane (Citadel) Pin at 4:42
184 - Travis Mallo (Army) over Josh Tuck (Citadel) Pin at 1:52
197 - Bryce Barnes (Army) over Marshall Haas (Citadel) Pin at 0:56
HWT - Odie Delaney (Citadel) over Stephen Snyder (Army) major decision, 20-6
Citadel 38, VMI 3
125 - Joaquin Marquez (Citadel) over Anthony Protogyrou (VMI) Pin at 6:31
133 - Aaron Hansen (Citadel) over Andriy Onufriyenko (VMI) Dec., 5-2
141 - Ryan Goodsell (VMI) over Eli Ashby (Citadel) Dec., 4-1
149 - Jordan Dix (Citadel) over Zeb Stewart (VMI) Dec., 5-3
157 - Matthew Frisch (Citadel) over Edward Gottwald (VMI) major decision, 13-2
165 - Michael Harper (Citadel) over Mark Darr (VMI) Dec., 6-3
174 - John Duane (Citadel) over John Dommert (VMI) Dec., 7-5
184 - Josh Tuck (Citadel) over Jonathan Jones (VMI) major decision, 12-2
197 - Marshall Haas (Citadel) win by forfeit
HWT - Odie Delaney (Citadel) over Michael LaPrade (VMI) Pin at 2:17
VMI drops three at Virginia Duals
HAMPTON, Va. – The VMI Keydets dropped three decisions Friday at the Virginia Duals, falling 44-3 to Kent State, 31-13 to Binghamton and 38-3 to Southern Conference foe The Citadel.
The Keydets’ lone win against the Golden Flashes came at 141 pounds as Ryan Goodsell notched a 5-1 decision over Lukas Kern. Kent State collected bonus points in five of the 10 matches, while also picking up a forfeit at 197 pounds.
In the second dual match of the afternoon, the Keydets held on against the Bearcats through the early stages of the clash. At 125 pounds, Anthony Protogyrou grabbed an injury default, putting VMI up 6-0. After VMI’s Andriy Onufriyenko was edged 12-7 at 133 pounds, Emmitt Kelly won his 141-pound bout by a narrow 7-6 margin, bringing the Keydets’ lead to 9-3.
It would be Ted Gottwald who grabbed the final VMI win against Binghamton, picking up a decisive major decision. The VMI grappler controlled the match throughout, besting Binghamton’s Brian Conrad 10-2.
Despite the Bearcats winning the final five matches, the Keydets battled tough, including rookie Mark Darr at 165 pounds, who was edged 8-7 by Vincent Grella.
VMI was afforded the opportunity for one final match, squaring off against Southern Conference foe, The Citadel. The two teams will clash in the regular season on Feb. 15, but the Bulldogs claimed victory in Friday’s bout, 38-3. The Keydets’ lone winner was Goodsell, who grabbed a 4-1 decision over The Citadel’s Eli Ashby.
The Keydets (0-7) will take on Duke University on Jan. 19 in the team’s first match of the 2012-13 academic year in the friendly confines of The Thunderdome. Match time is set for 7:30 p.m. in Cocke Hall.
State 44, VMI 3
125: Steve Mitcheff (Kent State) WBF Armando Herrera-Dos Reis (VMI) 6:31- 6-0
133: Mackenzie McGuire (Kent State) TECH FALL Brandon Goodwyn (VMI) 15-0 - 11-0
141: Ryan Goodsell (VMI) DEC Lukas Kern (Kent State) 5-1 - 11-3
149: Nicholas Carr (Kent State) DEC Zeb Stewart (VMI) 4-1 - 14-3
157: Thaddeus Keklak (Kent State) DEC Ted Gottwald (VMI) 5-3 - 17-3
165: Caleb Marsh (Kent State) WBF Mike Logan (VMI) 3:42 - 23-3
174: Sam Wheeler (Kent State) MAJ DEC John Dommert (VMI) 14-5 - 27-3
184: Casey Newburg (Kent State) TECH FALL Hardy Hendren (VMI) 16-0 - 32-3
197: Dustin Kilgore (Kent State) FORFEIT - 38-3
285: Keith Witt (Kent State) WBF Michael LaPrade (VMI) 3:38 - 44-3
31, VMI 13
125: Anthony Protogyrou (VMI) INJ DEF Patrick Hunter (Binghamton) - 0-6
133: Derek Steeley (Binghamton) DEC Andriy Onufriyenko (VMI) 12-7 - 3-6
141: Emmitt Kelly (VMI) DEC Dan Riggl (Binghamton) 7-6 - 3-9
149: Donnie Vinson (Binghamton) TECH FALL Zeb Stewart (VMI) 19-4 - 8-9
157: Edward Gottwald (VMI) MAJ DEC Brian Conrad (Binghamton) 10-2 - 8-13
165: Vincent Grella (Binghamton) DEC Mark Darr (VMI) 8-7 - 11-13
174: Caleb Wallace (Binghamton) DEC John Dommert (VMI) 10-5 - 14-13
184: Cody Reed (Binghamton) TECH FALL Jonathan Jones (VMI) 20-4 - 19-13
197: Nate Schiedel (Binghamton) FORFEIT - 25-13
285: Tyler Deuel (Binghamton) WBF Michael LaPrade (VMI) 0:52 - 31-13
Davidson wrestling falls at Franklin & Marshall, 20-16
LANCASTER, Pa. – Davidson and Franklin & Marshall split the 10 matches, but F&M held the edge in bonus points to earn a 20-16 victory over the Wildcats in a nonconference wrestling dual meet Friday evening in the Mayser Center.
Davidson (5-3) trailed 20-3 after the first six bouts, but rallied in the final four to close the gap. It was not enough, though, as junior Scott Patrick was the only Wildcat to score bonus points, earning a major decision at 184 pounds over Paul Alessandrini, 14-4. Ian Solcz (174), Carson Stack (197), and Ed Isola (285) all won by decision for the final margin.
Sophomore Philip Elias claimed the first bout of the meet for Davidson at 125 pounds, earning a 7-5 decision over Aaron Moldoff, but Franklin & Marshall (4-2) won the next five. Robert Ruiz earned a major decision at 133 pounds and Richard Durso followed with a pin at 141 pounds for a 10-3 Diplomat advantage.
Andrew Murano prevailed at 149 pounds, 9-5, while Eric Norgard claimed a major decision with an 8-0 shutout at 157. Rob King then managed to edge Chris Cirenza in a close battle at 165 pounds, 5-3, giving F&M just enough of a cushion to withstand Davidson’s late charge.
Davidson will continue to compete in Pennsylvania, traveling to the University of Pittsburgh to compete in the Pitt Duals on Sunday against Lock Haven and No. 15 Pittsburgh.
& Marshall 20, Davidson 16
125: Philip Elias (D) dec. Aaron Moldoff (F) 7-5. (0-3)
133: Robert Ruiz (F) maj. dec. Anthony Elias (D) 16-8. (4-3)
141: Richard Durso (F) pinned Sejiro Littleton (D) 4:58. (10-3)
149: Andrew Murano (F) dec. Kevin Birmingham (D) 9-5. (13-3)
157: Eric Norgard(F) maj. dec. Nathaniel Powers (D) 8-0. (17-3)
165: Rob King (F) dec. Christopher Cirenza (D) 5-3. (20-3)
174: Ian Solcz (D) dec. Colin Lahiff (F) 7-2. (20-6)
184: Scott Patrick (D) maj. dec. Paul Alessandrini (F) 14-4. (20-10)
197: Carson Stack (D) dec. Isaiah Cromwell (F) 7-4. (20-13)
285: Eddie Isola (D) dec. Alexander Henry (F) 4-1. (20-16)