Wrestling drops two matches at Fire Duals
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Wrestling drops two matches at Fire Duals
Keyshawn Laws pinned Southeastern's Zach Branning at 125 in Saturday's 24-21 loss to the eighth-ranked Fire. (Credit Tim Tushla)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Keyshawn Laws and Jon Floyd each recorded pins and Evan Cole, Zach Diviney and DeAndre Jones all registered Decisions, but Cumberland lost 24-21 to eighth-ranked Southeastern University on Saturday at the Fire Duals in Lakeland, Fla.

The Phoenix also dropped a 35-9 decision to No. 3 Indiana Tech, with Floyd getting another pin and Jones winning by Decision for the team’s only points against the Warriors (10-6).

Laws pinned Southeastern’s Zach Branning at 2:36 at 125 while Cole collected a 4-3 Decision over Kyle Kirkham at 149, evening the match at nine. The Fire (6-3) took a commanding lead with a Forfeit and a pin at 157 and 165, but Diviney defeated 20th-ranked Nate Ferkovich at 174 with a 10-8 Decision.

Jones, ranked ninth nationally at 197, outlasted Chris Williams for a 3-2 Decision, and 18th-ranked Floyd pinned Aris Knight at 5:36 at 285.

Indiana Tech registered two pins, a Forfeit and a Tech Fall for a 35-0 lead through eight bouts. Jones posted a 9-5 Decision against Tyler Moser at 197 and Floyd pinned Dylan Cain at 6:24 at 285.

Cumberland travels to the Missouri Valley College Invitational next weekend for a Friday-Saturday meet in Marshall, Mo.

#3 Indiana Tech 35, Cumberland University 9

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU INT
125 #2 Sawyer Miller (INT) F; 6:32 Keyshawn Laws (CU) 0 6
133 #2 Erique Early (INT) F; 4:59 Michael Mora-Colon (CU) 0 12
141 #5 Gaige Torres (INT) D; 6-2 Brandon Weber (CU) 0 15
149 #12 Justin Atkinson (INT) D; 10-4 Evan Cole (CU) 0 18
157 Jon Watkins (INT) FOR   0 24
165 Mason Gaines (INT) D; 7-6 Jacob Clark (CU) 0 27
174 #6 Scott Sopko (INT) TF; 16-1 Damon Smith (CU) 0 32
184 #12 Zach Davis (INT) D; 6-4 John Olivieri (CU) 0 35
197 #9 DeAndre Jones (CU) D; 9-5 Tyler Moser (INT) 3 35
285 #18 Jon Floyd (CU) F; 6:24 Dylan Cain (INT) 9 35

 #8 Southeastern University 24, Cumberland University 21

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU SEU
125 Keyshawn Laws (CU) F; 2:36 Zach Branning (SEU) 6 0
133 #7 Ethan Owen (SEU) F; 0:42 Michael Mora-Colon (CU) 6 6
141 Jake Watters (SEU) D; 5-4 Alema Favors (CU) 6 9
149 Evan Cole (CU) D; 4-3 Kyle Kirkham (SEU) 9 9
157 #13 Evyn Insalaco (SEU) FOR   9 15
165 Matt Cates (SEU) F; 5:46 Jacob Clark (CU) 9 21
174 Zach Diviney (CU) D; 10-8 #20 Nate Ferkovich (SEU) 12 21
184 #18 Jason Davis (SEU) D; 10-3 John Oliveiri (CU) 12 24
197 #9 DeAndre Jones (CU) D; 3-2 Chris Williams (SEU) 15 24
285 #18 Jon Floyd (CU) F; 5:36 Aris Knight (SEU) 21 24

D – Decision
MD – Major Decision
TF – Technical Fall
F – Fall
FOR – Forfeit
MFOR – Medical Forfeit