No. 5 Loras knocks off No. 21 Stevens

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- The fifth-ranked Loras wrestling team remained undefeated and won its 10th consecutive dual of the season, winning six bouts on its way to a 28-16 defeat of No. 21 Stevens. Sophomores Eddie Smith and Guy Patron Jr. won by fall while senior Jimmy Davis recorded his ninth tech fall of the season.

- Facing a 12-4 deficit, the Duhawks received a tide-turning performance from senior Jimmy Davis … With three four-point near falls in the first period, Davis secured the tech fall and pulled Loras within three points of the Ducks

- Davis increased his four-point near fall total to a team-best 19 while recording his ninth tech fall of the season, which is tied for second in Division III with Kyle Koser of Messiah
- Smith became the fifth Loras wrestler to reach the 15-win mark this season with his first period fall at 165#
- Senior Awais Arain compiled a majority of his points via takedown as the Bolingbrook, Ill. native tallied six takedowns in his win by major decision
- Loras remains undefeated at 10-0 this season, with five of those wins coming over ranked opponents … The Duhawks are one of two teams in the NWCA Top 25 that are undefeated in dual action
- Thursday's win extended Loras' best start in program history at 10-0 ... Based on available historical records, the program record for dual wins in a season is 16, which the Duhawks could match against Cornell on Jan. 25 and break on Feb. 2 at home against Dubuque

285# - No. 6 Quin Gilliam (LOR) over Joseph Moreno (SIT) (MD 15-3); 4-0
125# - Yoseph Borai (SIT) over Matt Randone (LOR) (Dec 3-1); 4-3
133# - No. 1 Troy Stanich (SIT) over Frankie Indelli (LOR) (Fall 4:41); 4-9
141# - No. 1 Brett Kaliner (SIT) over Kevin Kelly (LOR) (Dec 6-2); 4-12
149# - No. 2 Jimmy Davis (LOR) Dylan Van Sickell (SIT) (TF 15-0 3:35); 9-12
157# - No. 6 Zach Wilhelm over Merrick Purcell (LOR) (MD 15-2); 9-16
165# - Eddie Smith (LOR) over Stephen Friedman (SIT) (Fall 2:21); 15-16
174# - Sam Schuler (LOR) over Sach Kovacs (SIT) (Dec 5-1); 18-16
184# - Awais Arain (LOR) over Bruce Parola (SIT) (MD 16-5); 22-16
197# - No. 3 Guy Patron Jr. (LOR) over Colin Myles (Fall 0:53); 28-16
Rankings are NWCA

Loras travels to Mount Vernon for the annual Matman Invitational, hosted by Cornell. Six teams ranked in the NWCA Top 25 are scheduled to be in attendance, which could set up a number of ranked showdowns in each of the 10 brackets.


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