Wrestling drops 29-11 decision at Lindsey Wilson
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Wrestling drops 29-11 decision at Lindsey Wilson
Keshawn Laws recorded a 7-3 Decision over No. 5 Brady Moser at 141 versus Lindsey Wilson on Tuesday. (Credit Lindsey Wilson Sports Information)

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

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU LWC
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