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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.

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Indiana 36, Gardner-Webb 6

125 - Michael Slaughter (GWU) dec. Zach Zimmer (IU) - 8-3 (GWU 3-0)

133 - Joe Duca (IU) major dec. Robbie Golde (GWU) - 15-5 (IU 4-3)

141 - Matt Ortega (IU) Fall Jake Reinemund (GWU) - 0:52 (IU 10-3)

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 13-6)

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 (IU 21-6)

184 - Luke Sheridan (IU) dec. Jason Porter (GWU) - 5-4 (IU 24-6)

197 - Joe Fagiano (IU) dec. Fall Travis Porter (GWU) - 4:04 (IU 30-6)

285 - Adam Chalfant (IU) Fall Justin Kozera (GWU) - 2:31 (IU 36-6)


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