BELMONT, N.C. – Despite sophomore Zak Hale’s fourth straight pin and graduate student Zane Newton’s 10-9 decision, Anderson University wrestling could not string together its second straight win as the Trojans fell to Belmont Abbey 40-8 Wednesday evening at the Wheeler Center.
Hale improved to 11-3 on the season, earning a second period pin over Clemente Narviaz at 141. The Shaftsbury, Vt. native now has four pins on the season.
Newton, who becomes the second Trojan this season to post double digit wins, notched a 10-9 decision at 157 over John Glunt. The graduate student moves to 10-5 on the year and has won two of his last three bouts.
Senior Cory Monteforte (125) suffered a narrow 3-2 loss to Patrick Mestrez snapping a two-bout winning streak. With the setback, Monteforte is now 4-10 on the season.
“We did not wrestle well tonight,” Anderson head coach Dock Kelly said. “These regional matches are critical for seeding purposes, so we must be prepared both mentally and physically to compete. We look forward to traveling up to Tennessee and competing this weekend.”
The Trojans continue their regional schedule as they head to King College on Saturday with the first bout slated to begin at 3 p.m.
Belmont Abbey 40, Anderson 8
Jan. 15, 2014 | Belmont, N.C. | Wheeler Center
125: Patrick Mestrez (BAC) dec. Cory Monteforte (AU), 3-2 (BAC 3-0)
133: Markus Almeida (BAC) pinned Keenan Simmons (AU), 2:52 (BAC 9-0)
141: Zak Hale (AU) pinned Clemente Narviaz (BAC), 4:19 (BAC 9-5)*
149: Sean Webb (BAC) pinned Sean Turner (AU), 2:08 (BAC 15-5)
157: Zane Newton (AU) dec. John Glunt (BAC), 10-9 (BAC 15-8)
165: Daniel Callahan (BAC) maj. dec. Ian Harper (AU), 15-7 (BAC 19-8)
174: Joseph Maumoynier (BAC) maj. dec. Eric DeAngelis (AU), 11-0 (BAC 23-8)
184: Marcus Dwaileebe (BAC) tech. fall Taylor Dorsett (AU), 19-2 (6:34) (BAC 28-8)
197: Kelly Baker (BAC) pinned Robert Johnson (AU), 6:45 (BAC 34-8)
285: Thomas Turpin (BAC) won by forfeit (BAC 40-8)
*Point deducted from referee