January 7, 2011

King reaches Virginia Duals semifinals

HAMPTON, Va. - King College opened the 31st Annual Virginia Duals Friday with a 26-25 win over New York University to advance to one of Saturday's semifinal matches.

King, now at 2-0 in dual matches this season, had to come from behind for the win. Dondricus Anderson (Macon, Ga.) used a pin in just 35 seconds during the heavyweight meeting to put King over the top by the one point.

The first points for King in the meeting came from Caleb Myers (Greeneville, Tenn.) in the 133-pound match. He added four points to the team total after his 13-4 major decision. New York had a forfeit win in the 125-pound match. New York answered with a major decision in the 141-pound bout, but King added six points via a forfeit which tied things at 10. The next nine points went to New York, three in the 157-pound match with a decision and a forfeit at 165.

The Tornado reeled off 10 straight to take a one-point lead. The first four were posted by John Forbes (Miami, Fla.) with a major decision, 10-2, at 174 pounds followed by a forfeit win at 184. The final points for New York were by forfeit at 197, which put New York up by 5, 25-20, before Anderson's quick win.

With the victory King, the No. 4 seed, will wrestle top-seed SUNY-Brockport Saturday at 2 p.m. for a spot in the championship match at 8:30 p.m. The loser will go to a 4 p.m. back draw portion of the bracket. SUNY-Brockport was a 42-0 winner over St. Andrews Presbyterian (N.C.) University.

The other semifinal will be a battle between No. 2 seed Nassau (N.Y.) Community College and No. 3 seed York (Pa.) College. Nassau defeated John Hopkins 33-6 while York beat the Apprentice School 30-16.

The four first-round losers will continue to wrestle on Friday.

For more information on the Virginia Duals, click here.