Boiling Springs, N.C.
- Gardner-Webb redshirt-senior Michael Slaughter and redshirt-junior Alex
Medved each earned a decision in their respective weight classes on Sunday
night, yet the Hoosiers of Indiana would take wins in the other eight matches
to defeat the Runnin' Bulldogs 36-6 in Paul Porter Arena.
Slaughter led off the match for the Runnin' Bulldogs with an
8-3 win over Zach Zimmer, as the redshirt-senior led the bout from start to
finish at 125 pounds, recording his 13th overall win on the year.
GWU quickly lost their 3-0 match lead, as Indiana posted a
major decision win at 133 pounds and a pin at 141 pounds to take a 10-3 lead
after the first three bouts.
At 149 pounds, GWU's Davante Andujar and Indiana's Geno
Capezio battled to a 4-4 tie after three periods with each wrestler scoring
points in the final 30 seconds of the final period. In the overtime period, Capezio recorded a
two-point takedown to edge Andujar for the 6-4 overtime decision and put the
Hoosiers up by 10 at 13-3.
Alex Medved jumped out to an early lead at 157 pounds and
took advantage of the riding time to hold on for the 7-2 decision over Sawyer
Morris, giving him seven straight wins in a row.
Much like at 149 pounds, at 165 pounds GWU's Justin Guthrie
used a two-point takedown with less than 45 seconds to go in the third period
to knot the score up at 8-8 and force the match into overtime. However, in overtime Indiana's Preston
Keiffer scored a two-point takedown with 28 seconds left on the clock to defeat
Guthrie 10-8 and put the Hoosiers back on top by 10 at 16-6.
Gardner-Webb fell in each of the last four bouts, as the
Hoosiers earned a 36-6 win over the Runnin' Bulldogs.
The loss is the Runnin' Bulldogs third straight, as GWU
falls to 5-11 overall in dual match action on the season.
Gardner-Webb (5-11, 1-5 SoCon) will return to the mat this
Thursday night, February 16th, as the Runnin' Bulldog grapplers will travel to
Davidson, N.C. to take on the Davidson College Wildcats at 7 p.m.
Indiana 36, Gardner-Webb
125 - Michael Slaughter (GWU) dec. Zach Zimmer (IU) - 8-3
133 - Joe Duca (IU) major dec. Robbie Golde (GWU) - 15-5 (IU
141 - Matt Ortega (IU) Fall Jake Reinemund (GWU) - 0:52 (IU
149 - Geno Capezio (IU) dec. Davante Andujar (GWU) - 6-4
(OT) (IU 13-3)
157 - Alex Medved (GWU) dec. Sawyer Morris (IU) - 7-2 (IU
165 - Preston Keiffer (IU) dec. Justin Guthrie (GWU) - 10-8
(OT) (IU 16-6)
174 - Ryan LeBlanc (IU) tech. fall Erin O'Dell (GWU) - 22-5
184 - Luke Sheridan (IU) dec. Jason Porter (GWU) - 5-4 (IU
197 - Joe Fagiano (IU) dec. Fall Travis Porter (GWU) - 4:04
285 - Adam Chalfant (IU) Fall Justin Kozera (GWU) - 2:31 (IU