CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - David Devine was the lone double winner Saturday for the SIUE wrestling team.
The Cougars dropped a 32-12 decision to VMI and a 40-3 match to host Chattanooga. Saturday's action was the finale for the 2012-13 regular season for the Cougars.
SIUE Head Coach David Ray said he was disappointed with the Cougars' performance to close out the regular season. SIUE completed the dual season with a 5-19 record and a 1-6 mark in Southern Conference (SoCon) action.
"My expectations were a lot higher than what happened," he said.
Devine scored a pin against VMI's Michael LaPrade in 1 minute, 36 seconds. He followed that up with a 5-4 victory over Chattanooga's Kevin Malone. Ray said Devine's victories will place him in a good position for the Southern Conference (SoCon Championships.
"I think he'll be seeded No. 2 or No. 3 at the lowest," Ray said.
Patrick Myers scored his 20th victory of the season with a pin in 1:28 over VMI's Andriy Onufriyenko at 133 pounds.
"We had two guys (Devine and Myers) who wrestled tough, and they won," said Ray.
Ray said his goal will be to return to Edwardsville and have his wrestlers focus on what they need to improve upon before the SoCon Championships Mar. 9 in Lexington, Va.
VMI 32 SIUE 12
125: Armondo Herrera-Dos Reis (VMI) won by forfeit
133: Patrick Myers (SIUE) pinned Andriy Onufriyenko (VMI) 1:28
141: Ryan Goodsell (VMI) won in sudden victory 1 over Dillon Pousson (SIUE) 10-8
149: Zeb Stewart (VMI) def. Brandon Brindley (SIUE) 7-0
157: Edward Gottwald (VMI) def. Kyle Lowman (SIUE) 2-0
165: Mark Darr (VMI) won by tech fall over Adam Osmoe (SIUE) 5:46 15-0
174: John Dommert (VMI) def. Jake Residori (SIUE) 2-0
184: Conor Black (VMI) def. Deshoun White (SIUE) 3-2
197: Urayoan Garcia (VMI) pinned Josh Wood (SIUE) 6:23
285: David Devine (SIUE) pinned Michael LaPrade (VMI) 1:36
Chattanooga 40 SIUE 3
125: Nick Soto (C) won by forfeit
133: Alex Ward (C) def. Patrick Myers (SIUE) 5-3
141: Dean Pavlou (C) won by major decision over Dillon Pousson (SIUE) 18-4
149: Alex Hudson (C) won by tech fall over Brandon Brindley (SIUE) 4:25 16-0.
157: Trey Stavrum (C) def. Kyle Lowman (SIUE) 6-3
165: Josh Condon (C) pinned Adam Osmoe (SIUE) 3:45
174: John Lampe (C) def. Jake Residori (SIUE) 3-1
184: Robert Prigmore (C) pinned Deshoun White (SIUE) 6:08
197: Nikolas Brown (C) won by major decision over Josh Wood (SIUE) 14-6
285: David Devine (SIUE) def. Kevin Malone (C) 5-4