BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Noah Gonser's major decision clinched No. 20 Campbell's 20-13 win over Appalachian State Thursday night inside Carter Gym.
In a matchup of the only two unbeaten teams in SoCon action, the Camels (9-2, 5-0 SoCon) claimed four of the final five bouts to top the visiting Mountaineers (8-3, 5-1 SoCon). The win marked Campbell's seventh-straight, including five SoCon matches.
CU trailed 10-6 at the midway point after App. State's Thomas Flitz notched a 6-3 decision at 174 pounds. From there, No. 6 Andrew Morgan sparked the charge with a 12-3 major decision to knot the team score at 10-all.
At 197, Chris Kober extended the Campbell lead in dramatic fashion, working a decisive takedown with under 10 seconds on the clock to edge Demazio Samuel 4-3. No. 14 Jere Heino then outlasted No. 24 Cary Miller 3-2 in the night's only top-25 matchup, making it 16-10 Campbell heading into the final two weight classes.
After Sean Carter brought App. State back within three at 16-13 with a 6-4 decision at 125 pounds, Gonser, ranked No. 8 nationally at 133 pounds, clinched the Campbell win with an 11-2 major decision, lifting the Camels to a 20-13 victory, their second straight over the Mountaineers.
Five Camels remain at least 4-0 in SoCon action, including Gonser (5-0), Heil (4-0), Perez (5-0), Morgan (4-0) and Heino (5-0).
Next up, Campbell will head to VMI on February 15, wrapping up the regular season on the road at Davidson on February 22. The 2020 SoCon Championships are set for March 8 in Boone, N.C.
141: No. 10 Josh Heil (Campbell) over Bradley Irwin (App State) Dec 8-5 (3-0)
149: No. 22 Jonathan Millner (App State) over Jason Kraisser (Campbell) Dec 9-2 (3-3)
157: No. 20 Matt Zovistoski (App State) over Matthew Dallara (Campbell) MD 16-6 (3-7)
165: No. 18 Quentin Perez (Campbell) over Will Formato (App State) Dec 4-1 (6-7)
174: Thomas Flitz (App State) over Austin Kraisser (Campbell) Dec 6-3 (6-10)
184: No. 6 Andrew Morgan (Campbell) over Julian Gorring (App State) MD 12-3 (10-10)
197: Chris Kober (Campbell) over Demazio Samuel (App State) Dec 4-3 (13-10)
285: No. 14 Jere Heino (Campbell) over No. 24 Cary Miller (App State) Dec 3-2 (16-10)
125: Sean Carter (App State) over Korbin Meink (Campbell) Dec 6-4 (16-13)
133: No. 8 Noah Gonser (Campbell) over Codi Russell (App State) MD 11-2 (20-13)