Moc Wrestlers Post 29-9 Win At Appalachian State

Sunday, February 03, 2013
The UTC wrestling team improved to 3-0 in Southern Conference action with today's 29-9 win at Appalachian State. The Mocs took eight of 10 matches, including a pin and four shutouts, to improve to 7-6 overall.

ASU snapped the Mocs' 39-match regular season SoCon winning streak last year, but Chattanooga ended the Mountaineers brief winning streak in the series with today performance.

Sophomore Nick Soto (Spring Hill, Fla.), ranked No. 18 in the nation at 125 this week, opened with a 10-2 major decision over Dominic Parisi.

Appalachian State had a brief highlight at 133 with Brett Boston's pin over freshman Marvin Lopex (Cleveland, Tenn.). He gave ASU a 6-4 lead with his fall just 46 seconds into the match.

Senior Dean Pavlou (Cleveland, Tenn.) put the Mocs back on top 8-6 with another major decision win at 141, topping Chris Johnson 13-4. Junior Alex Hudson (Marietta, Ga.) shut out Zach Ketcher 4-0 at 149, followed by sophomore Trey Stavrum's (Chattanooga) shutout win (5-0) at 157 over Aaron Scott.

Senior Josh Condon (Powder Springs, Ga.) continued his hot streak with a third period pin at 165. He is 3-0 in SoCon matches with three falls. Freshman Sean Mappes (Greenwood, Ind.) gave UTC a 23-6 lead with a 7-2 decision over Colin Hedash at 174.

The Mountaineers Jake Johnson scored an overtime win against senior Robert Prigmore (Southlake, Texas). That would be the last point ASU would score on the day.

Senior Niko Brown (Kissimmee, Fla.) moved to 22-3 overall and 11-0 in dual matches with his shutout at 197, besting Paul Weiss 4-0. Sophomore Kevin Malone (Carrollton, Ohio) closed out the contest with a 5-0 shutout over Joe Cummings at heavyweight.

The Mocs are back on the mat next Sunday hosting Davidson at Maclellan Gym. Action starts at 2 p.m. (E.D.T.) and tickets are on sale on GoMocs.com or by calling the UTC Ticket Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627). Live scoring and MocsVision video will also be available with links on the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com

Chattanooga 29 - Appalachian State 9
Saturday - Feb. 3, 2013 - Boone, N.C.
125: Soto (UTC) - MD 10-2 - Dominic Parisi (ASU) - UTC 4-0
133: Brett Boston (ASU) - Fall 0:46 - Marvin Lopez (UTC) - ASU 6-4
141: Pavlou (UTC) - MD 13-4 - Chris Johnson (ASU) - UTC 8-6
149: Hudson (UTC) - Dec. 4-0 - Zach Ketcher (ASU) - UTC 11-6
157: Stavrum (UTC) - Dec. 5-0 - Aaron Scott (ASU) - UTC 14-6
165: Condon (UTC) - Fall 5:55 - Zack Strickland (ASU) - UTC 20-6
174: Mappes (UTC) - Dec. 7-2 - Colin Hedash (ASU) - UTC 23-6
184: Jake Johnson (ASU) - Dec. 7-6 (OT) - Prigmore (UTC) - UTC 23-9
197: Brown (UTC) - Dec. 4-0 - Paul Weiss (ASU) - UTC 26-9
285: Malone (UTC) - Dec. 5-0 - Joe Cummings (ASU) - UTC 29-9


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