MEQUON, Wis.- Greg Sanders won his 149-pound match by fall as he helped lead the Concordia University Wisconsin wrestling team past MSOE, 28-17, in a dual match Friday night at the R. John Buuck Field House.
The match started with six easy points for the Falcons as sophomore Sean Ambrocio (San Antonio, Tex.) won by forfeit, putting CUW up 6-0. MSOE would would take the next two matches, one by pin, one by tech fall, giving the Raiders an 11-6 lead.
That's when Sanders earned a first-period pin over his opponent at 149 pounds putting CUW back on top, 12-11. MSOE would follow with two straight decision wins, however, as the Raiders took back the lead, 17-12.
Concordia Wisconsin closed strong en route to the 28-17 victory. Sophomore Casey Kenealy (Hartford, Wis.) started the rally at 174 pounds, winning by major decision (9-1) cutting the MSOE lead to 17-15. Freshamn John Hinson (Glendale, Ariz.) followed that up with an 8-3 win at 184 pounds before sophomore Jake Reuteler (New Berlin, Wis.) posted a 5-2 win at 197 pounds.
CUW would win the last match of the night via a freshman Paul Carter (Waukesha, Wis.) forfeit as the Falcons brought home the dual match win for the second consecutive night.
The Falcons improved to 8-6 in dual matches during the 2012-2013 season with the win.
CUW returns to the mat next Saturday when they take part in the Northern Wrestling Association Tournament. The conference tournament, hosted by Maranatha, is set to begin at 11 a.m. in Watertown, Wis.
Concordia University Wisconsin 28, Milwaukee School of Engineering 17
125: Sean Ambrocio (CUW) win by forfeit.
133: Austin Binish (MSOE) win by fall Kevin Ambrocio (CUW)
141: Matthew Ostovich (MSOE) tech. fall Allen Fenner (CUW), 16-0
149: Greg Sanders (CUW) won by pin over Joe Larson (MSOE)
157: Dallas Schurg (MSOE) dec. Pierce Holtfreter (CUW),5-2
165: Russell Carey (MSOE) dec. Shawn Flom (CUW), 8-6
174:Casey Kenealy (CUW) maj. dec. Kyle Perea (MSOE), 9-1
184: John Hinson (CUW) dec. Dylan Allison (MSOE), 8-3
197: Jake Reuteler (CUW) dec. James Kuczynski (MSOE), 5-2
285: Paul Carter (CUW) win by forfeit.
Starting weight class: 125