LEBANON, Tenn. – Keshawn Laws, Anthony Maia, Nathan Walton and John Olivieri each posted victories for Cumberland, but eighth-ranked Lindsey Wilson recorded two Major Decisions and two pins in a 29-11 win over the Phoenix in wrestling action Tuesday night in Columbia, Ky.
The Blue Raiders (9-4, 3-0) started the match with a 10-1 Major Decision by 14th-ranked Cagen Wallace over CU’s Austin Plumlee at 125 and Jacob Dodd picked up a Forfeit at 133.
Laws and Maia helped the Phoenix get back into the match with a pair of Decisions.
Laws, ranked 17th at 141, collected a 7-3 Decision over fifth-ranked Brady Moser and Maia registered a 5-2 Decision at 149 versus Trent Johnson, pulling Cumberland (2-7, 1-3) within 10-6 in the overall match.
Mark Taijeron posted a 14-3 Major Decision at 157 against CU’s Joshua Teaster and the match turned at 165 when eighth-ranked Derrick Smallwood pinned Matthew Sells at 6:45, just 15 seconds before the final buzzer, pushing LWC’s lead to 20-6.
Walton, ranked 12th at 174, won his eighth straight bout, outlasting 10th-ranked Brett Bradford, 14-2, in sudden victory before No. 19 Olivieri grinded out a 4-2 Decision versus Lucas Miozza at 184.
Thirteenth-ranked Avery Buckman pinned Nawin Hyers at 2:43 at 197 and Raynel Brown finished off the match for the Blue Raiders with a 5-3 Decision over Grayson Walthall at 285. Cumberland was also assessed and unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Laws for post-match behavior.
The Phoenix travel to Marshall, Mo., this weekend for the Missouri Valley College Invitational beginning Friday at 5 p.m. and continuing all day Saturday.
#8 Lindsey Wilson 29, Cumberland University 11
|125||#14 Cagen Wallace (LWC)||MD; 10-1||Austin Plumlee (CU)||0||4|
|133||Jacob Dodd (LWC)||FOR||0||10|
|141||#17 Keshawn Laws (CU)||D; 7-3||#5 Brady Moser (LWC)||3||10|
|149||Anthony Maia (CU)||D; 5-2||Trent Johnson (LWC)||6||10|
|157||Mark Taijeron (LWC)||MD; 14-3||Joshua Teaster (CU)||6||14|
|165||#8 Derrick Smallwood (LWC)||F; 6:45||Matthew Sells (CU)||6||20|
|174||#12 Nathan Walton (CU)||SV-1; 14-12||#10 Brett Bradford (LWC)||9||20|
|184||#19 John Olivieri (CU)||D; 4-2||Lucas Miozza (LWC)||12||20|
|197||#13 Avery Buckman (LWC)||F; 2:43||Nawin Hyers (CU)||12||26|
|285||Raynel Brown (LWC)||D; 5-3||Grayson Walthall (CU)||12||29|
Cumberland assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Laws for post-match behavior. One point team deduction
D – Decision
MD – Major Decision
TF – Technical Fall
F – Fall
FOR – Forfeit
MFOR – Medical Forfeit
INJ – Injury