Johnson City, TN- The St. Andrews University wrestling team looked great yesterday as their injury-depleted lineup was able to crush East Tennessee State and Southern Virginia University by combined scores of 79-30 Saturday afternoon in Tennessee.
The first match pitted the Knights against SVU, who also had struggling lineup as they forfeited 6 weights to St. Andrews giving SAU the 30-0 advantage to start the dual. However, SAU had to forfeit two of their middle weights due to injuries suffered last week, but the Knights were able to snag two of the three bouts wrestled in the match to win 48-12 as freshman Jared Key was able to score five takedowns on his way to a pin at 197 lbs. while sophomore Nick Sauceda dominated his bout 16-5 for the major decision victory.
The next match vs. ETSU featured forfeits as well including 157 lbs. which was a double forfeit. However, SAU rode 2 forfeits and three bonus point victories on their way to a 31-18 triumph. Leading SAU were senior Sterling Perry (141) and junior Chauncey Foster (125) who each scored technical falls in the second period. Foster crushed his guy 18-2 with 4 takedowns while Perry shutout his opponent 15-0. Key also pinned his opponent late in the third while Denzel Vaughan had to work for his win as he posted a 13-8 decision.
SAU (5-10) will now return home to host Liberty University at 7 pm on Wednesday evening here in Harris Court.
St. Andrews 31, ETSU 18
125- Chauncey Foster (SAU) tech fall McKinley 18-2 (4:24)
133- Josh Tegard (SAU) won by forfeit
141- Sterling Perry (SAU) tech fall Riddle 15-0 (5:00)
149- Nick Sauceda (SAU) won by forfeit
157- Double forfeit
165- Shields (ETSU) won by forfeit
174- Duncan (ETSU) pinned Lindsay (1:01)
184- Peay (ETSU) won by forfeit
197- Key (SAU) pinned James (6:40)
285- Vaughan (SAU) dec. Leyva 13-8
St. Andrews 48, Southern VA 12
125- Foster (SAU) won by forfeit
133- Tegard (SAU) won by forfeit
141- Perry (SAU) won by forfeit
149- Sauceda (SAU won by forfeit
157- Barrett (SVU) won by forfeit
165- Smith (SVU) won by forfeit
174- Lindsay (SAU) pinned Kilstrom 3:55
184- Leggett (SAU) won by forfeit
197- Key (SAU) pinned Jamison (6:05)
285- Vaughan (SAU) won by forfeit
Exhibition: Sauceda (SAU) maj. dec. Barrett 16-5