Moc Wrestlers Host Davidson Sunday

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team hosts Davidson on Sunday, Feb. 10, in Southern Conference action. Match time is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) at Maclellan Gym.

UTC is currently in first place in the SoCon race with a 3-0 league mark. The Mocs are 7-6 overall after posting a pair of SoCon road wins last weekend. The Mocs defeated Gardner-Webb 40-6 on Friday and Appalachian State 29-9 on Sunday.

Davidson is 6-9 overall and snapped a 22-match SoCon losing streak with a 25-24 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. The Wildcats are 1-3 in league matches.

Chattanooga is 21-0 all-time against the Wildcats, including a 9-0 record at home. UTC has scored at least 40 team points in nine straight matches and has never dropped more than three matches in any one dual.

Tickets
Tickets are $5 for the match and available at the gate or on GoMocs.com. Doors open at 1:00 p.m.

LIVE STATS
Live scoring and a MocsVision broadcast are available for the Davidson match. Links for both are available on the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com.

CHATTANOOGA PROBABLE LINEUP:
125: No. 18Nick Soto (So. - 20-6)
133: Marvin Lopez (Fr. - 9-9)
141: Dean Pavlou (Sr. - 18-11)
149: Alex Hudson (Jr. - 8-7) / Austin Sams (Fr. - 13-5)
157: Trey Stavrum (So. - 8-14)
165: Josh Condon (Sr. - 6-5)
174: Sean Mappes (Fr. - 6-2) / John Lampe (Fr. - 9-10)
184: Robert Prigmore (Sr. - 7-12)
197: No. 18 Niko Brown (Sr. - 23-3)
285: Kevin Malone (So. - 13-8)
Head Coach: Heath Eslinger (41-28 - 4th Year)

The Mocs are 7-6 on the year, and 3-0 in SoCon action. The league wins were at Appalachian State (29-9), at Gardner-Webb (40-6) and against The Citadel (22-20). UTC also has wins over Ohio (21-12), Anderson (37-6), Cumberland (49-0) and Princeton (27-10). Four of the six losses have come against ranked teams in No. 16 Virginia (9-26), No. 2 Iowa (6-37), No. 2 Oklahoma State (9-41) and No. 9 Illinois (10-29).


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