The Chattanooga Mocs remain undefeated in Southern Conference action after tonight’s 28-15 win at Presbyterian. The Mocs averaged nearly five points per its six match wins. There were two falls, two majors, a tech fall and on decision as the squad ran the scoring gamut.
"I think we need to keep getting better," Coach Kyle Ruschell shared afterwards. "We've seen a lot of different people in the lineup. We got a lot of bonus points tonight, and we need to continue to do that. There were pins and tech falls and majors and we need that kind of effort throughout the lineup.
"Really proud of Eli Knight.
He was key. He made the weight (down from 141 to 133), stepped up for the team and got a big win. That was great to see."
The Mocs remain in South Carolina for round two on Sunday. They take on The Citadel in Charleston Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., on ESPN+.
149: Noah Castillo 14-3 major decision over Khalid Brinkley
Castillo scored early taking a 3-0 lead into the second. From there, he scored an escape and a couple of takedowns before continuing the barrage in the third building the major.
Notes: 1st dual match for Castillo since Dec. 16 team win over Clarion…now 3-1 in duals with 13 team points scored.
157: Lincoln Heck also score major with 13-4 win over Michael Ramirez
Much like the opener, Heck scored first and dictated the match throughout building the major decision with takedowns and allowing only a handful of escapes.
Notes: Heck’s won 4 of last 5 duals
165: Jackson Hurst pinned by Tyler Chittum (0:32)
Chittum made the opening move and was a quick aggressor in grabbing the fall.
Notes: Hurst was originally on the trip as a backup at 157
174: Rocky Jordan 19-3 tech fall (6:23) over Zach Wells
Jordan jumped out quick with a takedown and 2pt & 4pt near falls in the first and never looking back.
Notes: 5th tech fall for Jordan this season
184: Matthew Waddell dropped a 4-3 decision to Cordel Duhart
Waddell and Duhart dueled to a 2-2 tie through five minutes. Waddell got an escape to start the period and fended off Duhart shots before one got past him with 10 seconds to go getting the Blue Hose the win.
Notes: Breaks Waddell’s 4-match pin streak
197: Thomas Sell 9-4 loss against Malcolm Wiley
Wiley opened with a takedown and 2pt near fall in the first. He used his size to his advantage through two periods as Sell wore him down. No offense from Wiley in the third but he blocked any Sell offense with the only scoring coming on a stall point against the Blue Hose.
Notes: Sell wrestled two classes up from 174
285: Logan Andrew pin at 2:16 over Morvens Saint Jean
Andrew starting building points with two takedowns and allowing two escapes early. He took Saint Jean straight to his back from a neutral position the cinched the pin.
Notes: 1st pin of the season for Andrew
125: Logan Ashton loses an 8-2 decision to Dominic Chavez
Chavez got the first takedown and built riding time. He held off Ashton’s offense and took advantage of his opportunities.
133: Eli Knight pins Jacob Brasseur in 6:40
In a spirited match with more reversals than takedowns, Knight got the fall. He got near fall opportunities in the second and early third before clinching the match win with 20 seconds to go.
Notes: 1st career dual start for Knight
Dayne Dalrymple’s first period takedown proved to be the decisive points fending off Donahue’s attempt for a near fall at the buzzer.
Notes: 1st career dual win for Dalrymple
Chattanooga 28, Presbyterian 15
149: Noah Castillo (UTC) 14-3 maj. dec. over Khalid Brinkley (PC) – 4-0
157: Lincoln Heck (UTC) 13-4 maj. dec. over Michael Ramirez (PC) – 8-0
165: Tyler Chittum (PC) fall (0:32) over Jackson Hurst (UTC) – 8-6
174: #11 Rocky Jordan (UTC) 19-3 tech fall (6:23) over Zach Wells (PC) – 13-6
184: Cordel Duhart (PC) 4-3 dec. over #26 Matthew Waddell (UTC) – 13-9
197: Malcolm Wiley (PC) 9-4 decision over Thomas Sell (UTC) – 13-12
285: Logan Andrew (UTC) fall (2:16) over Morvens Saint Jean (PC) – 19-12
125: Dominic Chavez (PC) 8-2 dec. over Logan Ashton (UTC) – 19-15
133: Eli Knight (UTC) fall (6:40) over Jacob Brasseur (PC) – 25-15
141: Dayne Dalrymple (UTC) 2-1 dec. over Trent Donohue (PC) – 28-15
Chattanooga: 6-8/3-0 Southern Conference
Presbyterian: 3-8/0-4 SoCon
3-0 | In Clinton: 1-0
NEXT 3 MATCHES
Jan. 29: at The Citadel, 2 p.m.
Feb. 5: at Appalachian State, 3 p.m.
Feb. 10: Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m.