Final MAC Dual of Season Set for Saturday

at Ohio

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE wrestling travels to Athens, Ohio, to take on the Ohio Bobcats in the final Mid-American Conference dual match of the season for both squads.

Ohio, 5-4 overall and 3-1 in the MAC, faces off against Old Dominion Friday night before taking on the Cougars Saturday in a noon CT matchup.

The Cougars enter the match with a 1-10 dual match record and a 1-5 mark in league action.

SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates said he expects Ohio to wrestle hard.

"They wrestle through every situation," he said. "They wrestle tough on bottom. I expect a lot of good matches."

The Cougars have shown strength at the middle weights. Tyshawn Williams (149), Justin Ruffin (157), Nate Higgins (165) and Sergio Villalobos (184) all have a .500 or better record against MAC opponents.

"They're feeding off each," Spates said. "It's helpful when they all are wrestling well."

SIUE Lineup
125 - Gage Datlovsky
133 - Jacob Blaha
141 - Lucas Bernal
149 - Tyshawn Williams
157 - Justin Ruffin
165 - Nate Higgins
174 - Kevin Gschwendtner
184 - Sergio Villalobos
197 - Christian Dulaney
285 - Colton McKiernan 

Ohio Lineup
125: Shakur Laney/Trevor Giallombardo
133: Mario Guillen
141: Cameron  Kelly
149: Alec Hagan/Kade Kowalski
157: Zac Carson
165: Colt Yinger
174: Logan Stanley
184: Jake Walker
197: Aaron Naples
285: Zack Parker