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Lester, Devine Shine for Cougars

David Devine
David Devine

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Matt Lester and David Devine both collected three victories for SIUE wrestling in dual matches Sunday at the Vadalabene Center.

 

As a team, SIUE finished 0-3 for the day, dropping a 27-12 match to Buffalo, a 24-13 match to Eastern Michigan, and a 33-6 match to Grand Canyon. SIUE holds a 3-13 overall record.

 

"They (Lester and Devine) have been wrestling well. It's nice to have some consistency from some weight classes," said SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates.

 

After dropping the lower weights to Buffalo, SIUE dominated the upper weights by winning four of five matches.

 

Lester topped Tyler Rill at 165 pounds 7-3. Jake Residori collected the first of his two victories on the day with a convincing 11-5 win over Jarred Lux at 174 pounds.

 

Josh Wood, making his home debut for the season, bested Angelo Malvestuto 7-4 at 197 pounds. Devine overpowered James Benjamin 12-5 at 285 pounds.

 

"It was nice to have Josh in the lineup. He's still not in the shape he needs to be in, but he has been out for two months. You can't expect him to be back right away," said Spates.

 

SIUE won four of the 10 matches against Eastern Michigan. Karsten Van Velsor provided the highest scoring match of the day with a 13-10 win at 149 pounds over EMU's Chris Rau.

 

Lester and Devine were the only wrestlers to pick up wins against Grand Canyon in the day's final dual.

 

Spates said consistency has to be a key moving forward.

 

"I don't think the guys are putting in the work consistently," said Spates. "Some of these guys have to realize they hate to lose, but they are not doing the things they need to do to win."

 
 

Buffalo 27 SIUE 12

125 - Max Soria (Buffalo) pinned Dakota Leach (SIUE) 1:56

133 - Justin Farmer (Buffalo) def. John Petrov (SIUE) 5-1

141 - Nick Flannery (Buffalo) won by pin over Brandon Brindley (SIUE) 3:53

149 - Ryan Todora (Buffalo) def. Karsten Van Velsor (SIUE) 5-1

157 - Wally Maziarz (Buffalo) won by pin over Lucas Volpe (SIUE) 2:57

165 - Matt Lester (SIUE) def. Tyler Rill (Buffalo) 7-3

174 - Jake Residori (SIUE) def. Jarred Lux (Buffalo) 11-5

184 - Anthony Lock (Buffalo) def. Deshoun White (SIUE) 5-2

197 - Josh Wood (SIUE) def. Angelo Malvestuto (Buffalo) 7-4

285 - David Devine (SIUE) def. James Benjamin (Buffalo) 12-5

 

Eastern Michigan 24 SIUE 13

125 - Jared Germaine (EMU) def. Dakota Leach (SIUE) 10-4

133 - Vincent Pizzuto (EMU) def. John Petrov (SIUE) 12-3

141 - Nick Barber (EMU) def. Brandon Brindley (SIUE) 14-3

149 - Karsten Van Velsor (SIUE) def. Chris Rau (EMU) 13-10

157 - James Klosz (EMU) pinned Lucas Volpe (SIUE) 3:36

165 - Matthew Lester (SIUE) def. Dean Vettese (EMU) 9-0

174 - Jake Residori (SIUE) def. Jacob Davis (EMU) 7-5

184 - Phillip Joseph (EMU) def. Derek Nagel (SIUE) 12-2

197 - Anthony Abro (EMU) def. Josh Wood (SIUE) 11-4

285 - David Devine (SIUE) won in sudden victory 1 over Khodar Hoballah (EMU) 4-2

 

Grand Canyon 33 SIUE 6

125 - AJ Alazar (GCU) def. Dakota Leach (SIUE) 7-0

133 - Lino Estrada (GCU) def. John Petrov (SIUE) 5-1

141 - Zach Zehner (GCU) pinned Brandon Brindley (SIUE) 6:08

149 - Michael Hamel (GCU) def. Karsten Van Velsor (SIUE) 12-3

157 - Bryant Wood (GCU) def. Lucas Volpe (SIUE) 13-0

165 – Matt Lester (SIUE) def. Juan Carlos Maynes (GCU) 2-0

174 – Martin Fabbian (GCU) pinned Jake Residori (SIUE) 3:25

184 – Austin Gaun (GCU) def. Deshoun White (SIUE) 11-1

197 – Marcus Haughian (GCU) def. Chris Johnson (SIUE) 2-0

285 -  David Devine (SIUE) def. Peter Anguiano (GCU) 3-2

 

Eastern Michigan 41 Campbellsville 3

125 - Jared Germaine (EMU) won by forfeit

133 - Shayne Wireman (EMU) def. Drew Ferguson (CU) 4-2

141 - Colby Rinehart (CU) def.  Jacob Byers (EMU) 6-2

149 - Mike Leholm (EMU) def. Sam Conners (CU) 3-1

157 - James Klosz (EMU) def. Terry Harris (CU) 10-1

165 - Dean Vettese (EMU) pinned Shelby Floyd (CU) 1:22

174 - Devan Marry (EMU) def.  Travis McIntosh (CU) 13-11

184 - Michael Curby (EMU) pinned Miguel Santis (CU) 4:00

197 - Anthony Abro (EMU) won by forfeit

285 - Cole Dillman (EMU) def. Justin Sampson (CU) 10-1

 

Grand Canyon 36 Campbellsville 10

125 - AJ Salazar (GCU) won by forfeit

133 - Lino Estrada (GCU) def. Tyler Alsip (CU) 10-3.

141 - Brandon Westerman (CU) def. Zach Zehner (GCU) 11-2.

149 - Michael Hamel (GCU) def. Matt Milton (CU) 9-0.

157 - Shawn McGhee (CU) def. Bryant Wood (GCU) 10-3.

165 - Marvin Lawrence (CU) def. Juan Carlos Maynes (GCU) 6-4.

174 - Martin Fabbian (GCU) pinned Travis McIntosh (CU) 1:22.

184 - Austin Gaun (GCU) won by tech fall over Miguel Santis (CU) 4:28 16-0.

197 - Marcus Haughian (GCU) won by forfeit

285 - Peter Anguiano (GCU) pinned Justin McDaniel (CU) 4:23.

 
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