CU drops 28-16 decision at McKendree
LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Noah Hunt, junior James Casadaban, senior Trey Myers and junior BJ Stewart all posted victories, but second-ranked McKendree Univ. won six of the 10 weight classes and defeated 14th-ranked Cumberland, 28-16, in wrestling action Tuesday night in Lebanon, Ill.
Hunt defeated McKendree’s AJ Ciccarelli by Fall at 3:33 at 125, while Casadaban posted a 4-0 decision at 157 against Matt Beasley. Myers carded an 11-5 victory at 184 over Tanner Wolk, and Stewart won the heavyweight match by major decision, 10-2, against Chas Maloch.
But McKendree posted decisive triumphs in five of the other six matches to take the team victory.
Wade Lowe defeated freshman Ryan McKenzie by Technical Fall, 16-0, at 133, while Kyle Williams won by Fall at 5:57 at 141 over sophomore Anthony Melillo. Marquinton Bryant posted a major decision, 19-10, at 149 against sophomore Andrew Shoultz, and Isaiah Gonzalez defeated junior David Wiese, 12-5, at 165.
David Dwyer won by Fall at 1:59 over junior Nick Sasfy at 174, while Andrew Sanchez defeated senior Eric Metzler by major decision, 16-5, at 197.
The Bulldogs will participate in the Virginia Tech Hokie Open this Sunday in Salem, Va., and the King College Open in Bristol, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 15. CU will host Campbellsville Univ. in a dual match at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Noon.
#2 McKendree Univ. 28, #14 Cumberland Univ. 16
125 – Noah Hunt (CU) def. AJ Ciccarelli (MCK), Fall 3:33
133 – Wade Lowe (MCK) def. Ryan McKenzie (CU), Tech, Fall 16-0
141 – Kyle Williams (MCK) def. Anthony Melillo (CU), Fall 5:57
149 – Marquinten Bryant (MCK) def. Andrew Shoultz (CU), Maj. Dec. 19-10
157 – James Casadaban (CU) def. Matt Beasley (MCK), Dec. 4-0
165 – Isaiah Gonzalez (MCK) def. David Wiese (CU), Dec. 12-5
174 – David Dwyer (MCK) def. Nick Sasfy (CU), Fall 1:59
184 – Trey Myers (CU) def. Tanner Wolk (MCK), Dec. 11-5
197 – Andrew Sanchez (MCK) def. Eric Metzler (CU), Maj. Dec. 16-5
HWT – BJ Stewart (CU) def. Chas Maloch (MCK), Maj. Dec. 10-2