UTC Wrestlers Defeat Davidson, 37-7

Mocs Improve to 8-6

Sunday, February 10, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

On the strength of pins from Dean Pavlou (141) and Kevin Malone (285), the Chattanooga wrestlers defeated Davidson College, 37-7, in a Southern Conference match Sunday at Maclellan Gym.

 Pavlou stopped Sejiro Littlejon in 1:11, while Malone pinned Jordan Ownbey in 1:06.

The Mocs improve to 8-6 overall and 4-0 in the SoCon, while Davidson is 6-10 and 1-4 in the SoCon.

After UTC's Nick Soto (125) opened the match with a forfeit and Davidson's Anthony Elias posted a major decision against Marvin Lopez, the Mocs used a major decision and regular decision from Alex Hudson (149) and Trey Stavrum (157) for a 19-4 lead.

Davidson's Christopher Cirenza rallied to beat UTC's Parker Smith, 10-8 at 165 and trailed UTC, 19-7.

The victors won the final four weight classes - John Lampe (174), Robert Prigmore (184), Niko Brown (197) and Malone - for the 30 point win.

Best Match: 165 .. in his first dual match of the season, UTC freshman Parker Smith built a 4-0 lead in the opening period and led 6-1 in the third only to have Christopher Cirenza tie the match with an escape, takedown and 2-point near fall ... Smith managed an escape and had the one point from riding time, but gave up a second takedown and Cirenza registered the winning points with a 2-point near fall in the final five seconds ... Smith is a true freshman from Centennial High School (Tenn.) and was a 2012 state champion at 152.

First Takedowns: UTC had a 6-1 advantage in first takedowns and won five of those matches; Dean Pavlou (141), Alex Hudson (149), Trey Stavrum (157), John Lampe (174) and Kevin Malone (285) ... Davidson's Anthony Elias had the first takedown at 133 and won, while UTC's Parker Smith (165) scored the opening takedown, but lost, 10-8.

Coaching Win No.43: UTC coach Heath Eslinger (43-30) recorded his 43rd career win, one shy of tying Mark Leen (43-35-1) for fourth place on the Mocs all-time coaching win list.

 Next Home Match: Sat. Feb. 23 ... Mocs host VMI (noon) and SIU-Edwardsville (2 p.m.)'

Senior Night: Mon. Feb. 25 ... Mocs host SoCon foe Campbell in the final dual match of the season ... the SoCon tourney is Sat. Mar. 9 at VMI. 

Chattanooga 37,  Davidson 7
125: Nick Soto (UTC) forfeit win … UTC 6-0
133: Anthony Elias (Davidson) major dec. Marvin Lopez, 13-3 … UTC 6-4
141: Dean Pavlou (UTC) pinned Sejiro Littleton, 1:11 … UTC 12-4
149: Alex Hudson (UTC) major dec. Kevin Birmingham, 13-1 … UTC 16-4

157: Trey Stavrum  (UTC) dec. Nathanial Powers, 6-0 … UTC 19-4
165: Christopher Cirenza (Davidson) dec. Parker Smith, 10-8 … UTC 19-7
174: John Lampe (UTC) dec. Ian Solcz, 9-3 … UTC 22-7
184: Robert Prigmore (UTC) dec. Scott Patrick, 2-1 … UTC  25-7
197: Niko Brown (UTC) forfeit win … UTC  31-7
285: Kevin Malone (UTC) pinned Jordan Ownbey, 1:06  … UTC 37-7

UTC (8-6, 4-0)  Davidson (6-10, 1-4)

contact B.B. Branton at William.branton@comcast.net

 

 

 


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