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Leggett's late pin rallies St. Andrews past Anderson

11/21/2013
St. Andrews University Sports Information

Laurinburg, N.C. -- Sophomore Denzel Leggett's third period pin helped rally the St. Andrews University wrestling team to a come-from-behind victory over Anderson University 31-19 Wednesday evening.

After 165 lb. freshman Jemson Villard's major decison victory cut AU's lead to 19-7 with 4 bouts to go, 174 lb. Leggett stepped up and ralleid for his win by fall wtih 23 seconds to go in the third period to cut the Trojans lead to 19-13. He was trailing 8-4 before he took down his opponent and stuck him in a cradle for the dramatic victory that sent the St. Andrews crowd into a frenzy.

Anderson (0-8) then did not have enough wrestlers to finish the match and forfeited the next three weights to senior Steffan Baker, freshman Carlos Martinez, and junior Denzel Vaughan giving the Knights the 31-19 win. Freshman Tyran Taylor also won 5-4 at 133 lbs. for his first career win.

St. Andrews (2-1) is next in action on Monday evening when they travel to nearby Coker College in Hartsville, SC for a 7 pm dual.

Results:
125 Cory Monteforte (Anderson University) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached) . 0 6.00
133 Tyran Taylor (St. Andrews University) won by decision over Keenan Simmons (Anderson University) 5-4. 3.00 0
141 zachary hale (Anderson University) won by major decision over Dashon Eure (St. Andrews University) 15-1. 0 4.00
149 Sean Turner (Anderson University) won by tech fall over Kody Getkin (St. Andrews University) 5:13 25-9. 0 5.00
157 Zane Newton (Anderson University) won by major decision over Alex Knight (St. Andrews University) 17-9. 0 4.00
165 Jemson Villard (St. Andrews University) won by major decision over Ian Harper (Anderson University) 14-5. 4.00 0
174 Denzel Leggett (St. Andrews University) won by pin over Stephen Wylie (Anderson University) 6:37. 6.00 0
184 Steffan Baker (St. Andrews University) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached) . 6.00 0
197 Carlos Martinez (St. Andrews University) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached) . 6.00 0
285 Denzel Vaughan (St. Andrews University) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached) . 6.00 0
Dual Meet Score 31.0 19.0

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