Boiling Springs, N.C. -- The VMI wrestling team had wins in five weight classes Tuesday night and scored a 21-19 Southern Conference victory at Gardner-Webb University.
The competition started with the 165 pounders, and the Keydets and the Bulldogs traded pins in the first two bouts. Red-shirt junior Neal Richards, ranked #19 at 174 lbs., pinned Kyle Homet in 5:28 for his 17th-straight victory on the season.
Max Gallahan won 4-0 at 184 and Tre Momon earned a 4-2 victory at 285. Derek Shockey won his match at 125 by forfeit and Dom Gallo's 4-3 decision at 141 provided the margin of victory and give VMI its second conference win on the season.
Chris Beck was defeated by a single point and 197 and Zach Schmitt lost just 7-5 at 149.
VMI (3-10/2-2 SoCon) is back in action Saturday at Campbell University for another conference match at 1 p.m.
165: #20 Tyler Marinelli (GWU) def. Luke Nicksic (VMI) Fall 5:52
174: #19 Neal Richards (VMI) def. Kyle Homet (GWU) Fall 5:28
184: Max Gallahan (VMI) def. Nathaniel Kale (GWU) Dec. 4-0
197: Anthony Perrine (GWU) def. Chris Beck (VMI) Dec. 4-3
285: Tre' Momon (VMI) def. Jeffery Linker (GWU) Dec. 4-2
125: Derek Shockey (VMI) won by forfeit
133: Brandon Bright (GWU) def. Cliff Conway (VMI) MD 17-6
141: Dom Gallo (VMI) def. Blake Mulkey (GWU) Dec. 4-3
149: Austin Reames (GWU) def. Zach Schmitt (VMI) Dec. 7-5
157: Evan Schenk (GWU) def. Darren Ostrander (VMI) Dec. 8-4