EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE wrestling will celebrate Senior Day Saturday with its final home matches of the regular season.
David Devine, Matt Lester, Logun Taylor, Deshoun White, and Josh Wood will be competing for the final time at the Vadalabene Center. There will be three matches beginning with Lindenwood-Belleville against Indiana at 1 p.m. SIUE, 3-13, takes on Lindenwood-Belleville at 2:45 p.m. The Cougars finish off the day with a dual against Indiana at 4:30 p.m.
"We're excited about all of our seniors," said SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates. "All five are going to be in the lineup. Hopefully, we can send them out on a good note."
Lindenwood-Belleville, 0-2, is led by Head Coach Kyle Jahn.
"Their coach is in his first year so he has had many of the same adjustments we've had here," Spates said.
This is SIUE's second dual of the season against Indiana. The Hoosiers, 7-9, defeated the Cougars 28-9 back on Dec. 15 in Bloomington, Ind.
"We have our work cut out for us," said Spates. "Their team is a little different than when we wrestled them earlier this season, and ours is a little different as well. It will be interesting to see how it goes this time around."
It's also alumni day for the wrestling Cougars. All wrestling alumni in attendance will be honored during the Indiana match.
"Everybody is excited about where we are trying to take the program," Spates said. "We're excited about having this big group come back."