February 24, 2010

Wrestling Falls Short on Senior Night

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Campbell was unable to summon Senior Night magic as they fell 38-6 to UNC Greensboro in their home finale Tuesday inside the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center.

The Spartans jumped out to a quick 16-0 lead over the Camels, and Campbell was unable to even matters.

CJ Gittens got Campbell on the board with an 8-2 decision over Eric Chandler in the 125 pound weight class. Gittens closed the season winning his last four matches and five out of his last six.

Junior Jake Fose won an exciting 10-8 overtime decision over UNC Greensboro's Travis Sheehy in the 157 pound spot just nine seconds into the extra period.

With the win, the Spartans improve to 8-7 on the season. Campbell finishes the regular season 1-13.

Tuesday marked the final home match for Campbell seniors Richie Apolinar, Kelin Bidelspach, Jeff Cote, Gittens, Chris Mazzatta, and David Wise. The six received recognition for their accomplishments in a ceremony that followed the match.

With the conclusion of the regular season, the Camels will look forward to the East Region Championships in Millersville, Pa., which are slated to begin Saturday, March 6.

UNC Greensboro 38, Campbell 6

184 - Andrew Saunders (UNCG) fall Justin Sparrow (Campbell) 1:46, 6-0 UNCG

197 - Ryan Sughrue (UNCG) major decision Parker Burns (Campbell) 13-4, 10-0 UNCG

HWT - Peter Sturgeon (UNCG) by forfeit, 16-0 UNCG

125 - CJ Gittens (Campbell) decision Eric Chandler (UNCG) 8-2, 16-3 UNCG

133 - Angel Garcia (UNCG) decision Richie Apolinar (Campbell) 4-3, 19-3 UNCG

141 - Ivan Lopouchanski (UNCG) decision Kelin Bidelspach (Campbell) 9-8, 22-3 UNCG

149 - Alejandro Soto-Perez (UNCG) major decision Billy Heemer (Campbell) 15-6, 26-3 UNCG

157 - Jake Fose (Campbell) decision Travis Sheehy (UNCG) 10-8 (0:09 into OT), 26-6 UNCG

165 - Victor Hojilla (UNCG) fall Chris Mazzatta (Campbell) 2:52, 32-6 UNCG

174 - Byron Sigmon (UNCG) fall Jeff Cote (Campbell) 3:35, 38-6 UNCG

Records- UNC Greensboro 8-7, Campbell 1-13