The Citadel Top Campbell 34 10
The Citadel picked apart Campbell University with wins at the seven of the ten weight classes. The night was highlighted by falls at the 133, 149, 184 and 197-pound weight classes. The most stirring match of the night came in the 125-pound weight class between The Citadel's Ryan McClester and Campbell's star Andy Bricker. Bricker was able to ride out McClester to win a sudden death victory (2-2). At 133-pounds, nationally ranked (18) Sean Markey stuck Luke Francis in a time of 2:10. Bricker's brother Adam defeated Bulldog Mike Martinez in the 141-pound weight class scoring a major decision 14-5. 149-pounder Vince Bartges worked over Elliot Berger scoring a technical fall (17-1) late in the third period. The Citadel's 157-pound Travis Piccard notched a major decision (14-4) versus Victor Arena. At 165-pounds Campbell's Adam Rees slid by Bulldog James Rose 8-6. Citadel captain Keith Clifton scored four team points for the Bulldogs by defeating Jonathen Carlisle 13-2. Bulldogs John Bohren and Jordan Everett added six team points each by pinning Brian Hocum (4:12) and Josh McConnell (5:40). Heavyweight Billy Linane added three team points to give the Bulldogs a 34-10 advantage by slipping past Dennis Campbell 6-5."We won a lot of matches that we thought we could win," stated head coach Rob Hjerling. "It's nice to know we can come in and dominate when we need to. The 125-pound match was important and we are disappointed we didn't pull it off, but we have to move on." The Citadel will move on as they prepare for the North Carolina State Duals January 11 in Raleigh, NC. The teams competing are Binghamton, Duke and NC State. The next home affair will be January 14 in McAlister Field House versus Carson Newman.