Borneman Leads Bulldogs at Missouri Valley
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Marshall, MO -- Junior Luke Borneman led the Bulldogs with his second-place finish at the 12th Annual Missouri Valley College Open tournament. Borneman went 3-1 on the day. He defeated Chad Williams by a 15-2 major decision and Josh Bryant from McKendree by fall in 4:00. Bryant is currently ranked fourth in the NAIA national poll. In the semifinals, Borneman decisioned Ryan Sonderegger from the University of Missouri, 3-2 and fell in the finals to Dorian Henderson by a 9-6 decision.

Freshman Pat Banks recorded a 4-2 record on the day, falling one match shy of placing and making it to the round of eight. Banks had wins over Adam Bourdette by fall in 2:19, Kyle Cunningham from Southern Illinois-Edwardsville by fall 2:44, David Cayce from Lindenwood University by 5-4 decision and received a medical forfeit from teammate David Wiese.

Freshman Nick Sasfy and sophomore Eddie Sanchez went 2-2. Sasfy was one match from placing and had wins over fourth-seed Josh Skurnik from the University of Missouri, 12-10 and a medical forfeit from teammate Jordan Powers. Sanchez had wins over Nick Lobosco from Missouri Baptist, 10-3 and Caleb Gibbons from Missouri Valley, 1-0.

The Bulldogs are up next at home on Friday at 6 p.m. for their last home dual versus NCAA II St. Andrews College from Laurinburg, N.C.

To view the complete results from the Missouri Valley tournament, please click here. (Link will open in a new window as a PDF document).