LEBANON, Tenn. – Brandon Weber, DeAndre Jones and Jon Floyd each posted Decisions for Cumberland, but fourth-ranked University of the Cumberlands picked up three Falls and two Major Decisions in a 35-9 victory over the Phoenix in wrestling action Wednesday night in Williamsburg, Ky.
The Patriots (11-1) have three wrestlers ranked No. 1 nationally in their respective weight classes, including Hayden Lee at 125, Jake Sinkovics at 133 and Cameron Jones at 184. Lee started the match with a 5-0 Decision against freshman Keyshawn Laws before Sinkovics pinned junior Josh Parrett at 4:39.
Weber picked up the first points of the match for Cumberland (2-6), outlasting Trent Leon for a 9-8 Decision at 141, but second-ranked Tres Leon pinned senior Evan Cole at 2:16 at 149 and Bobby Ehman posted a 17-7 Major Decision over freshman and 14th-ranked Shota Sisco at 157.
Eleventh-ranked Tristan Macri also won by Major Decision, 9-1, against CU freshman Matthew Sells at 165, Max Emerson pinned freshman Zach Diviney at 3:27 at 174 and Camerson Jones pinned sophomore John Olivieri at 4:11 at 184.
Cumberland won the final two bouts in the dual, with DeAndre Jones, ranked eighth nationally at 197, collecting a 4-2 Decision over 14th-ranked Eric Deluse and 15th-ranked Jon Floyd recorded a 5-2 Decision at 285 versus Devin Morris.
The Phoenix host the Cumberland Open on Sunday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center and host ninth-ranked Lindsey Wilson on Monday at 7 p.m.
#4 University of the Cumberlands 35, Cumberland University 9
|125||#1 Hayden Lee (UC)||D; 5-0||Keyshawn Laws (CU)||0||3|
|133||#1 Jake Sinkovics (UC)||F; 4:39||Josh Parrett (CU)||0||9|
|141||Brandon Weber (CU)||D; 9-8||Trent Leon (UC)||3||9|
|149||#2 Tres Leon (UC)||F; 2:16||Evan Cole (CU)||3||15|
|157||Bobby Ehman (UC)||MD; 17-7||#14 Shota Sisco (CU)||3||19|
|165||#11 Tristan Macri (UC)||MD; 9-1||Matthew Sells (CU)||3||23|
|174||Max Emerson||F; 3:27||Zach Diviney (CU)||3||29|
|184||#1 Cameron Jones||F; 4:11||John Oliveiri (CU)||3||35|
|197||#8 DeAndre Jones (CU)||D; 4-2||#14 Eric Deluse||6||35|
|285||#15 Jon Floyd (CU)||D; 5-2||Devin Morrow (UC)||9||35|
D – Decision
MD – Major Decision
TF – Technical Fall
F – Fall
FOR – Forfeit
MFOR – Medical Forfeit