January 11, 2013

Dogs Collect 38-3 Win Over VMI, Drop Matches to No. 25 Old Dominion and Army at Virginia Duals

Hampton, Va. – The Citadel wrestling team dropped a pair of duals to No. 25 Old Dominion and Army before earning a huge win over Southern Conference foe VMI, 38-3, on Friday at the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Va.

The Bulldogs (2-3, 1-0 SoCon) collected individual wins at all but one weight class against VMI en route to their 38-3 domination. Joaquin Marquez kicked off the match with a pin in the final minute, while 14th-ranked Odie Delaney finished the match the same way at the 2:17 mark.

Josh Tuck and Matt Frisch received four points apiece, earning major decisions by scores of 12-2 and 13-2, respectively. The nation's eighth-ranked wrestler at 141 pounds, Ugi Khishignyam, sat out the final match for the Bulldogs after collecting wins in both of his earlier bouts.

The Bulldogs and Keydets will meet again in Lexington, Va., for a SoCon dual on Feb. 15.

The Citadel opened Friday's competition with a tough 26-9 loss to 25th-ranked Old Dominion. In that match the Bulldogs dropped two overtime bouts at 157 and 174 pounds. Frisch (157) fell to Brennan Brumley by sudden victory, 4-2, while Tuck (174) lost in a 5-4 tiebreaker.

The loss pitted the Bulldogs against Army in the middle of their three matches. The Citadel jumped out to a 15-6 advantage over the Black Knights led by three close wins by decision and a pin at the 2:42 mark by senior Jordan Dix.

Army bounced back with three consecutive pins in the 174-, 184- and 197-pound bouts to take the 27-16 lead. With the match out of reach, Delaney came out in the heavyweight bout and dominated Stephen Snyder in a 20-6 major decision.

The Citadel will head to Boone, N.C., for its first road conference match of the season on Jan. 18 against Appalachian State. The Bulldogs and the Mountaineers (5-2, 2-0 SoCon) tied for second place with 72.5 points apiece at last year's conference tournament.

No. 25 Old Dominion 26, The Citadel 9
125 - Jerome Robinson (Old Dominion) over Joaquin Marquez (Citadel) major decision, 14-1
133 - Scott Festejo (Old Dominion) over Aaron Hansen (Citadel) Dec., 7-4
141 - Undrakhbayar Khishignyam (Citadel) over Justin LaValle (Old Dominion) Dec., 8-6
149 - Alexander Richardson (Old Dominion) over Jordan Dix (Citadel) Dec., 3-1
157 - Brennan Brumley (Old Dominion) over Matthew Frisch (Citadel) SV-1, 4-2
165 - Brett Miller (Old Dominion) over Michael Harper (Citadel) Dec., 3-0
174 - Billy Curling (Old Dominion) over John Duane (Citadel) major decision, 9-0
184 - Austin Coburn (Old Dominion) over Josh Tuck (Citadel) TB-3, 5-4
197 - Jacob Henderson (Old Dominion) over Marshall Haas (Citadel) Dec., 6-3
HWT - Odie Delaney (Citadel) win by forfeit

Army 27, The Citadel 19
125 - Joaquin Marquez (Citadel) over Nathan Santhanam (Army) Dec., 8-3
133 - Jordan Thome (Army) over Aaron Hansen (Citadel) Pin at 1:52
141 - Undrakhbayar Khishignyam (Citadel) over Connor Hanafee (Army) Dec., 5-4
149 - Jordan Dix (Citadel) over Tyler Rauenzahn (Army) Pin at 2:42
157 - Matthew Frisch (Citadel) over Chandler Smith (Army) Dec., 4-3
165 - Paul Hancock (Army) over Mike Harper (Citadel) Dec., 10-3
174 - Cole Grace (Army) over John Duane (Citadel) Pin at 4:42
184 - Travis Mallo (Army) over Josh Tuck (Citadel) Pin at 1:52
197 - Bryce Barnes (Army) over Marshall Haas (Citadel) Pin at 0:56
HWT - Odie Delaney (Citadel) over Stephen Snyder (Army) major decision, 20-6

The Citadel 38, VMI 3
125 - Joaquin Marquez (Citadel) over Anthony Protogyrou (VMI) Pin at 6:31
133 - Aaron Hansen (Citadel) over Andriy Onufriyenko (VMI) Dec., 5-2
141 - Ryan Goodsell (VMI) over Eli Ashby (Citadel) Dec.,  4-1
149 - Jordan Dix (Citadel) over Zeb Stewart (VMI) Dec., 5-3
157 - Matthew Frisch (Citadel) over Edward Gottwald (VMI) major decision, 13-2
165 - Michael Harper (Citadel) over Mark Darr (VMI) Dec., 6-3
174 - John Duane (Citadel) over John Dommert (VMI) Dec., 7-5
184 - Josh Tuck (Citadel) over Jonathan Jones (VMI) major decision, 12-2
197 - Marshall Haas (Citadel) win by forfeit
HWT - Odie Delaney (Citadel) over Michael LaPrade (VMI) Pin at 2:17

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