HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Competing in the New Year for the first time, the Limestone College wrestling program earned a dominate 27-9 victory over ECAC Division II Wrestling League member Coker College on Thursday, January 11.
Score: Limestone 27, Coker 9
Record: Limestone (5-1, 1-0 ECAC), Coker (5-4, 1-2 ECAC)
Location: DeLoach Center, Coker College, Hartsville, S.C.
ON THE MAT
125: Junior James Sass (Summerville, S.C.) kicked off the night for the Saints just :50 seconds into the match as he was able to pin his opponent and earn six point for the Blue and Gold. Sass was able to get a quick takedown after a restart that caught Chris Navarro on his back ending the match.
141: Sophomore Matt Rose (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.) used tactical and technical wrestling over the course of the match to secure a 15-0 tech fall with just 1:05 left on the clock in the third period. He notched six points in each the first and third periods sandwiched by a three-point second period to earn his margin.
149: Nicholas Leitten (Fort Mill, S.C.) was able to capitalize on an third period escape to edge a 3-2 decision over Matthew Kieta. An early takedown in the first period gave Leitten the early lead but an escape and a caution point to Kieta pull the match even. Leitten was able to score a late escape point in the final period to earn his win.
157: Freshman Avery Dinardi (Delran, N.J.) was able to pull out to an early 5-3 lead after the first three minutes of his bout before outscoring his opponent by a 4-3 margin over the final six minutes of action to take home the 9-6 decision over Bret Shurina.
174: Sophomore Jimmy Sandlin (Franklin, Ohio) continued his impressive season so far as he was able to pick up the lone major decision of the night by either side as he took home the 12-3 victory over Ian Maund.
184: Needing just a decision to lock up the team win for the Saints, junior Raekwon Reggler (Hialeah, Fla.) went a step further by earning six team points with a pin of Coker's Jordan Garlow one minute and 44 seconds into the first period of their bout.
The Saints remain on the road for one more match before returning home as they travel to Pembroke, N.C. to take on the Braves of UNC Pembroke on Monday, January 15. First bout is set for 7:00 p.m.
125: James Sass (LIME) over Chris Navarro (COCO) (Fall 0:50)
133: Double Forfeit
141: Matthew Rose (LIME) over Noah Kile (COCO) (TF 15-0 5:55)
149: Nicholas Leitten (LIME) over Matthew Kieta (COCO) (Dec 3-2)
157: Avery Dinardi (LIME) over Bret Shurina (COCO) (Dec 9-6)
165: Michael Milam (COCO) over Parker Grizzle (LIME) (Dec 10-3)
174: Jimmy Sandlin (LIME) over Ian Maund (COCO) (MD 12-3)
184: Raekwon Reggler (LIME) over Jordon Garlow (COCO) (Fall 1:44)
197: Luis Peguero (COCO) over Matthew Rudy (LIME) (SV-3 5-4)
285: Robert Parland (COCO) over Desmond Julian Gibbs (LIME) (Dec 3-2)