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George Mason impressive in victory over Davidson

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The George Mason wrestling team won its second dual of the day, defeating Atlantic 10 rival Davidson, 34-6, at Belk Arena in Davidson, N.C.

Mason (4-2, 1-1 EWL) took the lead over Davidson (2-4, 0-1 SoCON) when redshirt freshman Cornelius Schuster began the match with a 6-0 decision over freshman Noah Satterfield at 174 pounds.

After the Wildcats picked up a decision at 184 pounds, Mason redshirt sophomore Eli Spencer won by fall over Davidson freshman Finlay Holston at 197 pounds.

In the heavyweight match, Mason redshirt senior Matthew Voss led Wildcats freshman Mitchell Tripp 6-1 after the first period and 9-2 after two periods. Voss posted a 10-4 decision to win his second match of the day and increase the Patriots match-score lead to 12-3.

At 125 pounds, Mason redshirt sophomore Talha Farooq won by fall over Davidson senior Zamir Ode.

Mason freshman Mel Ortiz then recorded a 10-6 decision over Wildcats freshman Kyle Gorant at 133 pounds to give the Patriots a commanding 21-3 match-score advantage.

The Wildcats won a high-scoring match at 141 pounds with a 22-20 decision.

At 149 pounds, Mason redshirt senior Tejon Anthony led Davidson senior Aidan Conroy 4-1 after one period and 10-4 going into the third. Anthony stayed perfect on the day, earning a 16-5 major decision to increase the Patriots lead to 25-6.

At 157 pounds, freshman Kolby Ho rallied for a victory, scoring five unanswered points in the third period for a 5-1 decision over Wildcats senior Tony Palumbo.

In the final match of the night, Mason redshirt junior Colston DiBlasi won by fall over Wildcats freshman Erik Eva at 165 pounds.

The Patriots won eight of 10 bouts in the match, with three of the victories by pin and one by major decision.

Mason has won each of the last five duals against Davidson.

The Patriots return to action in the New Year, competing at the Southern Scuffle on Jan. 1-2 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Results:
174 | Cornelius Schuster (Mason) decision over Noah Satterfield (Davidson), 6-0 | 3-0 Mason
184 | Conor Fenn (Davidson) decision over Paul Pierce (Mason), 6-3 | 3-3
197 | Eli Spencer (Mason) fall over Finlay Holston (Davidson), 2:32| 9-3 Mason
285 | Matthew Voss (Mason) decision over Mitchell Trigg (Davidson), 10-4 | 12-3 Mason
125 | Talha Farooq (Mason) fall over Zamir Ode (Davidson), 2:50 | 18-3 Mason
133 | Mel Ortiz (Mason) decision over Kyle Gorant (Davidson), 10-6 | 21-3 Mason
141 | Caleb Ziebell (Davidson) decision over Julio Alegria (Mason), 22-20 | 21-6 Mason
149 | Tejon Anthony (Mason) major decision over Aidan Conroy (Davidson), 16-5 | 25-6 Mason
157 | Kolby Ho (Mason) decision over Tony Palumbo (Davidson), 5-1 | 28-6 Mason
165 | Colston DiBlasi (Mason) fall over Erik Eva, 2:34 | 34-6 Mason

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