Jan. 14, 2012
HAMPTON, VA - Anderson University won six straight matches at one point, including three by fall, as the Division II Trojans knocked off Johns Hopkins, 32-10, in the 7th-place match at the prestigious Virginia Duals on Friday. The loss drops the Blue Jays' record to 1-10 on the year as they prepare for the start of Centennial Conference action on Tuesday against rival McDaniel.
Freshman Paul Bewak got the Blue Jays off to a quick start again as his first-period pin against Keenan Simmons (1:48) staked the Blue Jays to a quick 6-0 lead. The pin is Bewak's third of the season.
The lead would be short-lived as Anderson took the next six bouts, including pins at 149, 157 and 174 and major decisions to 133 and 141 to push out to a 29-6 lead.
Freshman Evan Johnson moved to 3-0 in the tournament and won for the sixth time in his last eight matches as he scored a 10-2 major decision over Bryan Glace at 184 to slice the deficit to 29-10. A 9-4 win by Anderson's Jordan Denmark at 197 was followed by a double forfeit at 285 to account for the 32-10 final score.
Johns Hopkins will welcome the Green Terror of McDaniel to Goldfarb Gymnasium on Tuesday, January 17 (7 pm) for the Blue Jays' first Centennial Conference match of the season.
Anderson-32, Johns Hopkins-10
125 - Paul Bewak (J) pinned Keenan Simmons (A) (1:48)
133 - Cory Monteforte (A) maj. dec. Michael Koren (J), 9-1
141 - Melchisedac LaVergne (A) maj. dec. Nate Schambach (J), 14-0
149 - Dan Telhada (A) pinned Stephen Pagliuca (J) (2:03)
157 - Nick Giuliette (A) pinned Michael Rizzo (J) (1:41)
165 - Ian Harper (A) dec. Jody Gowen (J), 3-1
174 - Will Sutton (A) pinned Travis Laska (J) (1:28)
184 - Evan Johnson (J) maj. dec. Bryan Glace (A), 10-2
197 - Jordan Denmark (A) dec. Ben Finelli (J), 9-4
285 - Double forfeit
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