Moc Wrestlers Travel To Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Chattanooga Mocs will put their No. 23 national ranking to the test for the first time this weekend, visiting Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in Southern Conference action.  Match time is set for 3:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) in SIUE’s Vadalabene Center on Sunday, Jan. 19. 

Links for live scoring and live video for the match are available on the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com.  Fans can also follow the action on the wrestling twitter account @utcwrestling. 

The Mocs are nationally ranked for the first time since 2008, sporting a 10-5 overall record and 1-0 in SoCon action.  UTC has won three-straight and six of its last seven dual matches overall. 

CHATTANOOGA PROBABLE LINEUP:
125:  Byron Smith (Fr. – 5-10) or Campbell Lewis (Fr. – 1-4)
133:  No. 11 Nick Soto (Jr. – 25-7)
141:  Michael Pongracz (Fr. - 15-9)
149:  Austin Sams (So. – 6-12)
157:  Alex Hudson (Sr. – 21-5)
165:  No. 4/6 Corey Mock (Jr. – 22-1)
174:  Levi Clemons (Jr. – 16-12)
184:  John Lampe (So. – 11-8)
197:  Scottie Boykin (Fr. – 14-11)
285:  Dawson Peck (Fr. – 5-0)

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PROBABLE LINEUP
125:  Dakota Leach (Fr. – 5-11)
133:  Patrick Myers (R-Jr. – 8-11)
141:  Drew Vrbenec (So. – 6-10)
149:  Karsten VanVelsor (Fr. – 5-10)
157:  Logun Taylor (Sr. – 1-13)
165:  Connor McMahon (So. – 4-6)
174:  Jake Residori (So. – 10-9)
184:  Deshoun White (Sr. – 7-9)
197:  Chris Johnson (R-So. – 3-10)
285:  David Devine (R-Sr. 8-9)

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 3-9 overall and 1-0 in SoCon matches.  The Cougars have wins over VMI (23-14), Northern Colorado (25-17) and Drexel (26-12).  Sophomore Jake Residori leads the team with a 10-9 overall record at 174.


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