DAVIDSON -- Four pins powered the Davidson wrestling team to a 27-18 win over The Citadel on Senior Night Friday evening in Belk Arena.
The Wildcats clinched their first Southern Conference victory of the season with back-to-back pins in the 174- and 184-pound matches.
With the match tied 15-all, Davidson 174-pounder Steven Newell pinned Jacob Cooper in 1:04. Then Gavin Henry followed with a 45-second pin over Jared Zenie at 184, giving the Wildcats the 27-15 edge with one match remaining.
At 125, Davidson's Cian Fischer pinned Jordie White in 3:45, and Wildcat Kyle Gorant followed at 133 with a pin of Nathan Orosco in 1:46. The Wildcats' other win came at 157, as Hunter Costa earned a 3-2 decision over Doug Gudenburr.
Prior to the match, Davidson recognized the three members of the 2020 class: Costa, Noah Satterfield and Conor Fenn.
125: Cian Fischer (DAV) fall over Jordie White (CIT), 3:45
133: Kyle Gorant (DAV) fall over Nathan Orosco (CIT), 1:46
141: Jacob Dado (CIT) dec. David Loniewski (DAV), 10-5
149: Selwyn Porter (CIT) dec. Will Baldwin (DAV), 9-3
157: Hunter Costa (DAV) dec. Doug Gudenburr (CIT), 3-2
165: Dazjon Casto (CIT) tech. fall over Noah Satterfield (DAV), 18-2
174: Steven Newell (DAV) fall over Jacob Cooper (CIT), 1:04
184: Gavin Henry (DAV) fall over Jared Zenie (CIT), :45
197: Cooper Youngblood (CIT) dec. Lachlan Rosato (DAV), 4-1
285: Michael McAleavey (CIT) maj. dec. Finlay Holston (DAV), 16-3
Davidson visits Presbyterian in SoCon action Sunday at 2 p.m.