Tornado drop final dual of season at #23 UNC Pembroke

Tornado drop final dual of season at #23 UNC Pembroke

PEMBROKE, N.C. – The King University men's wrestling team traveled to take on 23rd-ranked UNC Pembroke in their final dual match of the season. The Tornado took three forfeits as the Braves took the Eastern College Athletic Conference Dual 36-6.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: No. 23 UNC Pembroke 36, King 6
LOCATION: Auxiliary Gymnasium; Pembroke, N.C.
RECORDS: King 5-7, 2-4 ECAC; UNC Pembroke 7-6, 4-2 ECAC

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • UNC Pembroke took the first three bouts, including two by forfeit to grab a 15-0 lead.
  • The Braves opened a 21-0 lead after two more wins before King got on the board at 165 pounds.
  • Cory Collins earned a tight 4-3 decision over Brandon Sloop score three points for the Tornado.
  • Eldon Valery, Jr. scored three more points for king at 197 pounds with a 5-2 decision before the Braves took the final bout by forfeit for the 36-6 victory.

UP NEXT

  • King takes the mat again on February 24-25 at the NCAA Super Region II Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.

UNC PEMBROKE (7-6, 4-2 ECAC) 36, KING (5-7, 2-4 ECAC) 6

125 – Jayquon McEntyre (UNCP) win by forfeit (UNCP 6-0)

133 – David Wilson (UNCP) dec. Jacob Wynn (KING), 4-2 (UNCP 9-0)

141 – Chad Hoff (UNCP) win by forfeit (UNCP 15-0)

149 – Jake Smith (UNCP) dec. Ethyn Ewing (KING), 7-2 (UNCP 18-0)

157 – No. 11 Eric Milks (UNCP) dec. Landon Reed (KING), 11-4 (UNCP 21-0)

165 – Cory Collins (KING) dec. Brandon Sloop, 4-3 (UNCP 21-3)

174 – No. 2 Blaze Shade (UNCP) pinned Joey Mammolenti (KING), 1:14 (UNCP 27-3)

184 – Mikey Thomas (UNCP) dec. Elijah Seay (KING), 9-3 (UNCP 30-3)

197 – Eldon Valery, Jr. (KING) dec. Landon Mumford (UNCP), 5-2 (UNCP 30-6)

285 – Bryce Walker (UNCP) win by forfeit (UNCP 36-6)