Feb. 11, 2011
EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wrestling plays host to two matches Saturday against Knox College and Northern Illinois University.
The Cougars are coming off a 21-15 victory over Central Missouri Tuesday. SIUE improved to 5-13 overall.
SIUE faces Knox at noon followed by Northern Illinois at 3 p.m. Saturday's matches was planned to be the final regular season home event, but SIUE Head Coach David Ray announced the addition of a meet Feb. 17 against Truman State, a makeup event previously scheduled for Feb. 3.
"Right now there's some confidence between individuals and the team" said Ray.
Ray expects to have a full lineup available for Saturday's matches. Kyle Lowman has won three of his last four matches at 157 pounds. Four other wrestlers - Steve Ross at 165 pounds, Deshoun White at 184 pounds, Derrick Pousson at 149 pounds, and Michael Dace at 174 pounds - each have won two straight matches.
Ray said his team is realizing that hard work is paying off.
"They realize that if they wrestle hard for seven minutes that anything is possible," Ray added. -siue cougars-
Probable SIUE Lineup
125 Paul Myers
133 John Petrov
141 Nick Capozzoli
149 Derrick Pousson
157 Kyle Lowman
165 Gabe Hocum
165 Steve Ross
174 Michael Dace
184 Deshoun White
197 Robert Cooney
285 David Devine