Monday, May 15, 2017

Wrestling Clinchers: How The Knights Held Off Truett

The first seasonal win of the St. Andrews Knights wrestling team was nothing short of amazing when they faced off against Truett-McConnell University.Things started off the right way with Brennan Patton, a 125-pounder junior Knight from Broadway, North Carolina.  He utilized several takedowns and a huge 6 point move against his opponent during the first period of the match up, leading to an 18-9 major decision victory.  Because of his efforts, St. Andrews University was able to go up 4-0.

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Next up was freshman Dylan Rossetti, whose comeback sadly fell short at 8-5. Senior Tyran Taylor then went on to win his first match by forfeit.  His second match didn’t go as planned after losing 6-3 at 149 pounds.Freshmen Zeke Lee, from Adger, Alabama, then competed and performed excellently as he was able to win in the second period because of the huge fall he gave to Truett-McConnell, giving St. Andrews the 16-6 lead at intermission.

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Truett wasn’t going to let SAU have their way, demonstrated by their winning of the next four bouts with falls.  Just like that, the opposition was able to catch up in an instant giving the chivalrous Knights a scare.  Luckily, junior Kavoris Perry from Henderson, North Carolina, who was able to win with a 6-1 decision at 174 pounds, and heavyweight Chris Anglin, who was able to win by forfeit, were there to bail out the Knights.  At the end of regulation, SAU was able to come out the narrow victors at 25-24.

The sports teams of St. Andrews University are top-caliber.I will forever be an avid fan. Peter Benedict here.  See you on Twitter.

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