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Campbell tops UTC, remains unbeaten in SoCon

BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- No. 20 Campbell remained unbeaten in Southern Conference action with a 26-11 win over visiting Chattanooga, 26-11, Saturday inside Carter Gym.

Campbell moved to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in SoCon matches with its sixth straight dual win, while UTC dips to 5-9 on the year and 3-2 in conference outings.

Up 12-7 heading to the 157 pound match, CU claimed four straight decisions, starting with Matthew Dallara's 14-7 win over Tyler Shilson, followed by a 9-3 victory for No. 17 Quentin Perez over Drew Nicholson. Austin Kraisser at 174 and No. 6 Andrew Morgan at 184 extended the CU lead to 21-7 with shutout decisions over Hunter Fortner and No. 14 Matthew Waddell, respectively, securing the win for the Camels.

At heavyweight, No. 14 Jere Heino punctuated the victory with a 16-0 tech fall, giving the match its 26-11 final score.

No. 9 Noah Gonser (133 pounds) registered his fourth pin in as many SoCon matches, topping UTC's Wade Cummings (4:26), and No. 10 Josh Heil defeated Mason Wallace 5-4 at 141 to remain undefeated in conference bouts.

Six Camels are now at least 3-0 in SoCon action, including Gonser (4-0), Heil (3-0), Perez (4-0), Austin Kraisser (4-0), Morgan (3-0) and Heino (4-0).

No. 23 Tanner Smith (149 pounds) and Rodney Jones (197) picked up major decisions for the Mocs, while No. 17 Fabian Gutierrez (125) earned a decision in extra time.

The Camels will wrap up their 2019-20 home schedule on February 13, hosting Appalachian State.

Results:
125: No. 17 Fabian Gutierrez (UTC) over Korbin Meink (Campbell) SV-1 7-5 (0-3)
133: No. 9 Noah Gonser (Campbell) over Wade Cummings (UTC) Fall (4:26) (6-3)
141: No. 10 Josh Heil (Campbell) over Mason Wallace (UTC) Dec 5-4 (9-3)
149: No. 23 Tanner Smith (UTC) over Jason Kraisser (Campbell) MD 9-1 (9-7)
157: Matthew Dallara (Campbell) over Tyler Shilson (UTC) Dec 14-7 (12-7)
165: No. 17 Quentin Perez (Campbell) over Drew Nicholson (UTC) Dec 9-3 (15-7)
174: Austin Kraisser (Campbell) over Hunter Fortner (UTC) Dec 4-0 (18-7)
184: No. 6 Andrew Morgan (Campbell) over No. 14 Matthew Waddell (UTC) Dec 5-0 (21-7)
197: Rodney Jones (UTC) over Chris Kober (Campbell) MD 9-1 (21-11)
285: No. 14 Jere Heino (Campbell) over Grayson Walthall (UTC) TF 16-0 (26-11)

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