Phoenix split tri-match at the Cumberlands
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Phoenix split tri-match at the Cumberlands
Orlando Nawade won his bout at 165 versus Lindsey Wilson Wednesday night in Williamsburg. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ninth-ranked Lindsey Wilson won the last four bouts for a 24-10 victory but Cumberland rebounded with a 34-5 win over the University of the Cumberlands in a wrestling tri-match Wednesday night in Williamsburg, Ky.

The Phoenix (8-8) fell behind early to Lindsey Wilson, 10-0, only to rebound with three straight victories, including Decisions by Brandon Weber and Nate Croley and a Major Decision from Orlando Nawade, knotting the match at 10. The Blue Raiders posted three Decisions and a Technical Fall in the final four outings to take the team victory, with three of the four wins coming from ranked opponents.

Cumberland completely dominated the second match of the evening for CU, with Kyle Delaune pinning Lucas Moore at 1:43, Sean Nguyen and Evan Cole recording Major Decisions and Ricky Ratcliff registering a Tech Fall. The Phoenix won the first eight bouts in the match en route to a 31-0 advantage.

Nguyen dropped an 8-5 Decision to LWC’s 14th-ranked James Flint at 125, while Sammy Rosario lost a 7-2 Decision to Brady Moser at 133 and Austin Meyn dropped a 10-2 Major Decision to seventh-ranked Daniel Leonard at 141 to start the match against the Blue Raiders.

Weber got Cumberland back on track with a 10-5 Decision against Logan Hatfield at 149 before Croley’s 10-4 Decision versus Bryce Hoffman at 157 and Nawade’s 14-6 Major Decision over Freer Mace at 165.

Thirteenth-ranked Matt Walker defeated No. 16 Delaune with a 9-4 Decision at 174 for the Blue Raiders before Rhodes Bell won a 4-2 Decision over No. 14 Matt Carroll at 184. Jake Maupin, also ranked 13th for LWC, posted an 18-0 Tech Fall against Clifford Terrell at 197, and fifth-ranked Chico Adams outlasted No. 10 Tyler Smith with a 3-1 Decision at 285.

Nguyen started the Phoenix off with an 18-4 Major Decision against the Patriots and Alan Frisco at 125 and Rosario followed with a 10-4 Decision versus John Williams at 133. Meyn collected a 7-5 Decision over Cameron Nolan at 141 and Cole claimed an 8-0 Major Decision against Cameron Nolan at 149.

Ricky Ratcliff recorded an 18-3 Major Decision versus Michael Krzyston at 157 and Peter Donchev posted an 8-6 Decision against Steven Traylor at 165.

Delaune pinned Moore at 174 before Carroll’s 6-2 Decision over Eddie Bernal at 184 for a 31-0 Cumberland lead in the match. UC’s only win came at 197, with Ramsey Bloy registering a 26-11 Tech Fall against Terrell, and Smith capped the win with a 5-1 Decision over Quandre Chisolm at 285.

Cumberland hosts seventh-ranked Life University this Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center in the club’s final home match of the season.

#9 Lindsey Wilson 24, Cumberland Univ. 10

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU LWC
125 #14 James Flint (LWC) D; 8-5 Sean Nguyen (CU) 0 3
133 Brady Moser (LWC) D; 7-2 Sammy Rosario (CU) 0 6
141 #7 Daniel Leonard (LWC) MD; 10-2 Austin Meyn (CU) 0 10
149 Brandon Weber (CU) D; 10-5 Logan Hatfield (LWC) 3 10
157 Nate Croley (CU) D; 10-4 Bryce Hoffman (LWC) 6 10
165 Orlando Nawade (CU) MD; 14-6 Freer Mace (LWC) 10 10
174 #13 Matt Walker (LWC) D; 9-4 #16 Kyle Delaune (CU) 10 13
184 Rhodes Bell (LWC) D; 4-2 #14 Matt Carroll (CU) 10 16
197 #13 Jake Maupin (LWC) TF; 18-0 Clifford Terrell (CU) 10 21
285 #5 Chico Adams (LWC) D; 3-1 #10 Tyler Smith (CU) 10 24

 

Cumberland Univ. 34, Univ. of the Cumberlands 5

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU UC
125 Sean Nguyen (CU) MD; 18-4 Alan Frisco (UC) 4 0
133 Sammy Rosario (CU) D; 10-4 John Williams (UC) 7 0
141 Austin Meyn (CU) D; 7-5 Cameron Nolan (UC) 10 0
149 Evan Cole (CU) MD; 8-0 Nicholas Dowling (UC) 14 0
157 Ricky Ratcliff (CU) TF; 18-3 Michael Krzyston (UC) 19 0
165 Peter Donchev (CU) D; 8-6 Steven Traylor (UC) 22 0
174 #16 Kyle Delaune (CU) F; 1:43 Lucas Moore (UC) 28 0
184 #14 Matt Carroll (CU) D; 6-2 Eddie Bernal (UC) 31 0
197 Ramsey Bloy (UC) TF; 26-11 Clifford Terrell (CU) 31 5
285 #10 Tyler Smith (CU) D; 5-1 Quandre Chisolm (UC) 34 5

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