The Belmont Abbey wrestling erased a 22-16 deficit by scoring wins in the final two bouts to tie the match at 22, and by virtue of winning six individual bouts to four, the Crusaders earned the tiebreaker point to claim a 23-22 win at Anderson this evening. The victory improves the Abbey's dual meet record to 4-5.
Belmont Abbey won six of the ten individual bouts to earn the win, as Patrick Mestrez (125), Clemente Narviaz (141), Brandon Wilkins (157), Joseph Maumoynier (174), Jeff Lamer (197) and Kellly Baker (285) all scored wins.
The Crusaders trailed 22-16 with two bouts remaining, but Lamer and Baker's wins turned out to be the difference. Lamer earned a 6-2 win over Bryan Glance to cut the deficit to 22-19, and Baker earned a 9-6 win over Zach Newton to earn a 22-22 stalemate, but the six wins put the Abbey on top.
125 Patrick Mestrez BAC Greg Williams AU BAC MajDec 3-11 0-4
133 Mark Almeida BAC Zak Hale AU AU MajDec 13-1 4-4
141 Clemente Narviaz BAC Eric DeAngelis AU BAC Dec 2-6 4-7
149 Trey Alley BAC Ian Harper AU AU Forfeit 6-0 10-7
157 Brandon Wilkins BAC Kevin Johnson AU BAC Dec 4-8 10-10
165 Varilek or Cromwell BAC Jamal Lackey AU AU Pin (6:47) 6-0 16-10
174 Joseph Maumoynier BAC Robbey Pye AU BAC Pin (6:27) 0-6 16-16
184 Westley Ruffer BAC Zach Farmer AU AU Pin (6:37) 6-0 22-16
197 Jeff Lamer BAC Bryan Glace AU BAC Dec 2-6 22-19
285 Kelly Baker BAC Zach Newton AU BAC Dec 6-9 22-22