Patriots defeat CU on Senior Night, 27-16
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Patriots defeat CU on Senior Night, 27-16
Nate Croley picked up a Major Decision in CU's 27-16 loss Wednesday to the Cumberlands. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nate Croley registered a Major Decision and Sean Nguyen and Orlando Nawade each picked up victories, but seventh-ranked University of the Cumberlands used two pins and a Technical Fall to post a 27-16 victory over Cumberland in wrestling action Wednesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Phoenix (12-6) started the match with a 9-4 Decision by Nguyen against John Williams at 125, but the match turned quickly with a pair of pins by the Patriots in the next two bouts.

Fourth-ranked Jake Sinkovics pinned Josh Elpers at 3:16 at 133 and third-ranked Tres Leon pinned Brandon Weber at 4:17 at 141. Fourteenth-ranked Hunter Bell followed with a 16-0 Tech Fall over Evan Cole at 149 for a 17-3 UC advantage in the match.

Croley, ranked eighth at 157, ended the stretch for the visitors with a 17-7 Major Decision against Bobby Ehman, but Tristan Macri collected a 13-3 Major Decision versus CU’s 10th-ranked John Olivieri.

Nawade recorded a 3-2 Decision at 174 against Max Emerson, but UC’s Cameron Jones nipped No. 5 Kyle Delaune in a 4-3 Decision at 184. Fourth-ranked Ramsey Bloy finished off the match for the Patriots with a 6-4 Decision over Matt Carroll at 197. UC forfeited the bout at 285.

#17 Univ. of the Cumberlands 27, #13 Cumberland Univ. 16

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU UC
125 Sean Nguyen (CU) D; 9-4 John Williams (UC) 3 0
133 #4 Jake Sinkovics (UC) F; 3:16 Josh Elpers (CU) 3 6
141 #3 Tres Leon (UC) F; 4:17 Brandon Weber (CU) 3 12
149 #14 Hunter Bell (UC) TF; 16-0 Evan Cole (CU) 3 17
157 #8 Nate Croley (CU) MD; 17-7 Bobby Ehman (UC) 7 17
165 Tristan Macri (UC) MD; 13-3 #10 John Olivieri (CU) 7 21
174 Orlando Nawade (CU) D; 3-2 Max Emerson (UC) 10 21
184 Cameron Jones (UC) D; 4-3 #5 Kyle Delaune (CU) 10 24
197 #4 Ramsey Bloy (UC) D; 6-4 Matt Carroll (CU) 10 27
285 Jon Floyd (CU) FOR Devin Morrow (UC) 16 27

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