Anderson Grapplers Fall to Limestone

GAFFNEY, S.C. – The Anderson wrestling team collected wins in three bouts, but ultimately dropped a 30-10 decision to Limestone on the road Thursday night at the Timken Center.   

Limestone improved to 3-6, while Anderson fell to 3-12 on the season.

The Saints gained an early edge by recording two straight pins to open the match, as LC’s
Brandon Feix pinned Andrew Rankin at the 2:40 mark of the 125-pound bout and Limestone’s Mike Magaha pinned Joseph Perry (2:54) at 133 pounds.

Matt Hall kept the momentum on Limestone’s side with a hard-fought 11-7 decision past AU’s Ian Harper at 1451 pounds and the Saints’ Theran Goodale kept the pressure on the Trojans by pinning Caleb Swinson at 2:26.
Anderson’s Nick Giulietti got AU on the scoreboard with a solid 6-2 decision past Limestone’s  Jeremy McPhearson in the 157-pound class and Brian Onofrio earned a 12-3 (major) decision over the Saints’ Chris Didyoung at 165 pounds to pull the Trojans closer. Trevor Sanford made it three straight for Anderson with a narrow 7-5 decision at 174 pounds past LC’s Bryce Sopko.

But AU would get no closer, as Limestone closed the match by answering with three consecutive wins to earn its second consecutive win past the Trojans.  

Anderson will get back in action Saturday at St. Andrews Presbyterian College.

Limestone 30, Anderson 10
125: Brandon Feix (LC) pinned Andrew Rankin (AU), 2:40.
133: Mike Magaha (LC) pinned Joseph Perry (AU), 2:54.
141: Matt Hall (LC) dec. Ian Harper (AU), 11-7.
149: Theran Goodale (LC) pinned Caleb Swinson (AU), 2:26.
157: Nick Giulietti (AU) dec. Jeremy McPhearson (LC), 6-2.
165: Brian Onofrio (AU) major dec. Chris Didyoung (LC), 12-3.
174: Trevor Sanford (AU) dec. Bryce Sopko (LC), 7-5.
184: Casey Bradley (LC) dec. Sean O’Connell (AU), 7-1.
197: Josh Sprewell (LC) dec. Jordan Denmark (AU), 3-2.
285: Charles Weber (LC) dec. Chase Duke (AU), 3-2.

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