Wrestling Mocs Win At Princeton 27-10

Friday, December 14, 2012

A pair of pins in the last two matches gave the Chattanooga Mocs a 27-10 road victory over Princeton tonight. SeniorNiko Brown and sophomoreKevin Malone posted falls at 197 and 285, respectively, to close out a tightly contested match with the Ivy League Tigers (0-7).

UTC (4-2, 0-0 SoCon) was only up 12-10 when seniorRobert Prigmore (Southlake, Texas) found himself in overtime against Scott Gibbons at 184. Prigmore went up 5-2 in the first period, but Gibbons evened the match at 7-7 with a pair of takedowns and riding time in the third. Prigmore would win the match 9-8 to give UTC at 15-10 lead.

Brown (Kissimmee, Fla.) put the contest out of reach with a first-period pin against Charles Fox at 2:44. It was his ninth win in a row and sixth fall of the year, improving to 15-1 overall and 5-0 in dual matches. Malone also had a first period pin. He put Cole Lampman on his back at the 1:35 mark to improve to 6-4 overall. It was his second pin of the season.

"It was good to get the win, but we need to get a lot better before our next matches on Sunday," stated Head CoachHeath Eslinger. "Prigmore had a good win at 184 and we rallied with the two pins late, but it was a poor performance overall."

Chattanooga started the match with three straight decisions. SophomoreNick Soto, ranked as high as No. 7 at 125, improved to 11-3 with a 9-3 win over Max Rogers. FreshmanAlex Ward (Chattanooga, Tenn.) scored his first collegiate win with an 8-6 overtime victory against Andrew Hirai at 133.

Senior Dean Palvou (Cleveland, Tenn.) gave UTC a 9-0 lead with his 11-5 decision over Kevin Moylan at 141. FreshmanJohn Lampe (Fairdale, Ky.) also won today. He defeated Judson Ziegler 10-4 at 165.

The Mocs will now head to New York City for Sunday's Grapple in the Garden, presented by Suplay.com. UTC will face No. 2 Oklahoma State (10:30 a.m. (E.S.T.)) and Rutgers (12:30 p.m.) in the first collegiate duals in Madison Square Garden. Links for live scoring both matches and Oklahoma State's subscription radio broadcast for the contest with the Sooners are available on the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com.

Chattanooga 27, Princeton 10
125:Nick Soto (UTC) - Dec. 9-3 - Max Rogers (Princeton) - UTC 3-0
133: Alex Ward (UTC) - Dec. 8-6 (OT) - Andrew Hirai (Princeton) - UTC 6-0
141: Dean Pavlou (UTC) - Dec. 11-5 - Kevin Moylan (Princeton) - UTC 9-0
149: Zachary Bintliff (Princeton) - MD 14-4 - Alex Hudson (UTC) - UTC 9-4
157: Kyle Roddy (Princeton) - Dec. 9-7 - Trey Stavrum (UTC) - UTC 9-7
165: John Lampe (UTC) - Dec. 10-4 - Judson Ziegler (Princeton) - UTC 12-7
174: Ryan Callahan (Princeton) - Dec. 3-2 - Jake Young (UTC) - UTC 12-10
184: Robert Prigmore (UTC) - Dec. 9-8 (OT) - Scott Gibbons (Princeton) - UTC 15-10
197: Niko Brown (UTC) - Fall 2:44 - Charles Fox (Princeton) - UTC 21-10
285: Kevin Malone (UTC) - Fall 1:35 - Cole Lampman (Princeton) - UTC 27-10


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