Wrestling Edged At Limestone, 19-16

Wrestling Edged At Limestone, 19-16

The Belmont Abbey wrestling team lost a tough 19-16 decision at Limestone this evening at the Timken Center. The Crusaders fall to 1-2 in dual matches, while the Saints improve to 1-0.

Belmont Abbey bolted out to a 13-0 lead after three matches as the dual started at 184. Marcus Dwaileebe picked up a major decision win, followed by Kelly Baker's 4-3 win at 197. Glenn Cothren then earned a first period pin fall to up the Abbey's lead to 13-0.

Limestone fought back to win the next four matches, three by decision and the other by a major decision to take the lead at 13-10.

Jake Glunt stopped the Saints momentum with a 7-5 win at 157 to knot the dual at 13 with just two matches left.

At 165, Brandon Wilkins suffered a heartbreaking 10-8 loss in double overtime to put the Saints ahead 16-13. With one match left and the Abbey needing a decision to bring the dual to a 16-16 stalemate, Limestone ended the match with a 10-4 win to seal a 19-16 win.

Limestone 19, Belmont Abbey 16
184: Marcus Dwaileebe (BAC) major dec. David Kieta (LC), 12-3.
197: Kelly Baker (BAC) dec. Justin Tribble (LC), 4-3.
HWT: Glenn Cothern (BAC) pinned Jeremiah Parker (LC), 1:43.
125: Alex Battaglia (LC) dec. Patrick Mestrez (BAC), 5-4.
133: Henry Majano (LC) major dec. Gabe Pastirik (BAC), 14-4.
141: Taylor Wickett (LC) dec. Celemente Narviaz (BAC), 8-5.
149: Nick Leitten (LC) dec. Sean Webb (BAC), 8-3.
157: Jake Glunt (BAC) dec. Norman Manning (LC), 7-5.
165: Matt Farmer (LC) dec. Brandon Wilkins (BAC), 10-8 (2 OT)
174: Tanner Saraceno (LC) dec. Joseph Maumoynier (BAC), 10-4.