NEWBERRY -- A great crowd and a great team effort from the whole lineup pushed the Newberry Wolves to a 33-12 victory over the visiting Limestone Saints in Eleazer Arena on Thursday evening.
With the win, Newberry is now 14-2 overall and 3-0 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Wrestling League. Limestone falls to 9-6 overall and 3-2 in the ECAC.
Five bonus point wins highlighted the Newberry win, including three wins by fall. Division II National Wrestler of the Week Jordan Simpson had the quickest pin of the night, pinning Kyle Lowe at the 1:42 mark of the 133 lbs. bout.
No. 3 Huston Evans picked up his 13th pin of the season in the third period of the 184 lbs. bout and Mike Kennedy earned a pin in the second period of the 285 lbs. bout to close out the win.
Nick Lankford recorded an unusual technical fall in the 141 lbs. bout, winning by a 20-2 count without recording a takedown. He notched five different four-point nearfall moves to earn the win. Lukas Gilmore shut out Mac Mota 8-0 at 165 lbs. to earn a major decision.
Other wins for the Wolves included Trung Duong at 125 lbs. and Cody Brundage at 197 lbs. winning by decision.
The win was Newberry's seventh in a row and 31st consecutive home victory.
The Wolves return to action on Monday, February 8, at 7 p.m. when they host Belmont Abbey in an ECAC dual in Eleazer Arena.
125: Trung Duong (NC) dec. James Sass (LC), 8-4
133: Jordan Simpson (NC) pinned Kyle Lowe (LC), 1:42
141: Nick Lankford (NC) tech fall Ross Benzel (LC), 20-2; 5:22
149: Taylor Wickett (LC) pin Zach Dobbins (NC), 4:59
157: DeAndre' Johnson (LC) dec. Alex Rice (NC), 7-1
165: Lukas Gilmore (NC) major dec. Mac Mota (LC), 8-0
174: Edwin Wilson (LC) dec. Dennis Flores (NC), 13-12
184: Huston Evans (NC) pinned Clif Decius (LC), 6:33
197: Cody Brundage (NC) dec. Matthew Rudy (LC), 5-3
Hwt: Mike Kennedy (NC) pinned Cody VandeLinde (LC), 4:24