The Citadel downs SIUE

Charleston, S.C. -- The Citadel wrestling team topped Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in dominant fashion, 41-3, in a Wednesday evening Southern Conference dual match at McAlister Field House.

The win improves The Citadel's record to 4-5 overall and 3-2 in the conference, while SIUE drops to 3-12 overall and 1-2 in conference action.

SoCon newcomer SIUE opened the match with a 12-0 deficit as the Cougars forfeited the 125- and 165-pound bouts.

Aaron Hansen, eighth-ranked Ugi Khishignyam, Matt Frisch and 14th-ranked Odie Delaney all topped their respective competition to remain unscathed in the conference.

Hansen kicked off action in the 133-pound bout against SoCon's top-ranked Patrick Myers. With a 2-2 score after two periods, the Summerville native tallied an escape and a takedown in the final two minutes to collect the 5-3 decision en route to earning his 16th win of the season and fifth in conference dual meets.

Ugi followed Hansen's performance with a pin in the final minute over Brandon Brindley to give the Bulldogs a commanding 21-0 advantage. The win improves the Mongolia native's record to 29-3.

At 149 pounds, senior Jordan Dix posted his 14th win of the season and second by technical fall over Logun Taylor.

Frisch, who entered the match with four consecutive major decision victories, bettered the result by earning the fall on SIUE's Kyle Lowman at the 4:32 mark.

After an 8-4 loss by Jack Duane at 174-pounds, Josh Tuck (184) and Marshall Haas (197) earned 5-3 and 7-3 decisions, respectively, to increase the Bulldogs' margin to 38-3.

Delaney closed out the match with a hard-fought 6-2 decision over David Devine to collect his 27th win on the season and 110th of his career. The redshirt senior is now one win shy of tying Ryan McClester for third most wins in Citadel history.

Delaney will have the chance to overtake McClester on Saturday when the Bulldogs head to West Point, N.Y., for the All-Academy Championships.

125 Joaquin Marquez (The Citadel) won by forfeit. (CIT 6-0)
133 Aaron Hansen (The Citadel) won by decision over Patrick Myers (SIUE), 5-3. (CIT 9-0)
141 #8 Ugi Khishignyam (The Citadel) won by pin over Brandon Brindley (SIUE) at 6:08. (CIT 15-0)
149 Jordan Dix (The Citadel) won by tech fall over Logan Taylor (SIUE) 18-1 at 5:29 (CIT 20-0)
157 Matthew Frisch (The Citadel) won by pin over Kyle Lowman (SIUE) at 4:32. (CIT 26-0)
165 Vincent Bellaran (The Citadel) won by forfeit. (CIT 32-0)
174 Jake Residori (SIUE) won by decision over Jack Duane (The Citadel), 8-4. (CIT 32-3)
184 Josh Tuck (The Citadel) won by decision over Derek Nagel (SIUE), 5-3. (CIT 35-3)
197 Marshall Haas (The Citadel) won by decision over Chris Johnson (SIUE), 7-3. (CIT 38-3)
285 #14 Odie Delaney (The Citadel) won by decision over David Devine (SIUE), 6-2. (CIT 41-3)


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