King falls in ECAC dual at Limestone

Photo credit: Danielle Stauffer
Photo credit: Danielle Stauffer

GAFFNEY, S.C. – The 22nd-ranked King University men's wrestling team traveled to take on Limestone College in an Eastern College Athletic College (ECAC) dual on Tuesday night. The Tornado came back to even the score early, but the Saints won the final six bouts to take the dual 36-9.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Limestone 36, #22 King 9
LOCATION: Timken Center; Gaffney, S.C.
RECORDS: King 6-6, 3-2 ECAC; Limestone 9-5, 3-2 ECAC

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Limestone took the lead with a win at 125 pounds and forfeit at 133 pounds before the Tornado got on the board.
  • Ninth-ranked Bryce Killian pinned Jake Romano in 1:31 as he tried to get the Tornado going.
  • Landon Goforth followed with a 10-5 decision over Nick Leitten at 149 pounds, evening the dual at 9-9.
  • However, the Saints followed with a decision and back-to-back pins.
  • Limestone put the dual out of reach with consecutive decisions at 184 and 197 pounds before taking the final bout by forfeit for the 36-9 victory.

LIMESTONE (9-5, 3-2 ECAC) 36, #22 KING (6-6, 3-2 ECAC) 9

125 – Majid Cobett (LC) dec. Reed Jacks (KING), 6-2 (LC 3-0)

133 – John Burger (LC) wins by forfeit (LC 9-0)

141 – #9 Bryce Killian (KING) pinned Jake Romano (LC), 1:31 (LC 9-6)

149 – Landon Goforth (KING) dec. Nick Leitten (LC), 10-5 (9-9)

157 – Avery Dinarde (LC) dec. Matthew Danner (KING), 5-3 (LC 12-9)

165 – Daquon Wilson (LC) pinned Bailey Slattman (KING), 0:45 (LC 18-9)

174 – Jimmy Sandlin (LC) pinned Joey Mammolenti KING), 2:10 (LC 24-9)

184 – Clif-Steven Deicus (LC) dec. Kody Eichlin (KING), 8-5 TB-2 (LC 27-9)

197 – #8 Matt Rudy (LC) dec. Elijah Seay (KING), 10-5 (LC 30-9)

285 – Daniel Bland (LC) wins by forfeit (LC 36-9)

UP NEXT

  • King hosts UNC Pembroke on Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex. Monday is also senior night for the Tornado.
  • Limestone travels to the Lombardi Duals hosted by Maryville University (Mo.) on Sunday.