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Thomas More Defeats W&J in First-Ever Home Match

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The Thomas More College wrestling team defeated Washington & Jefferson College, 29-20, today (Saturday, December 3, 2016) in its first-ever home match and first-ever Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) match at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

With the win, the Saints improve to 2-1 overall in dual matches and 1-0 in the PAC.  With the loss, the Presidents fall to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the PAC.

First-year Cody Schultz (Taylor Mill, Ky./Scott) opened the match with a forfeit win at 125.  First-year Parker Buschelman (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison) followed that with a pin in 2:36 in the 133 weight class.

At 157, first-year Malachi Marlow (Mount Orab, Ohio/Western Brown) had a pin in 2:06 and then first-year Andrew Taylor (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) won on an 18-1 technical fall at 184.  First-year Avery Jones (Amelia, Ohio/Glen Este) clinched the win for the Saints at the 197 weight class as he had a pin in 4:07.

Thomas More returns to action next Saturday (December 10) as it travels to Naperville, Illinois for the 53rd Annual North Central College Invitational.

Thomas More 29, Washington & Jefferson 20

125: Cody Schultz (TMC) wins by forfeit
133: Parker Buschelman (TMC) pin Mike Smith (W&J), 2:36
141: Dan Pommerer (W&J) dec. John Shirkey (TMC), 18-13
149: Sam Florentino (W&J) pin Kegan McAlphine (TMC), 0:54
157: Malachi Marlow (TMC) pin Jakub Kielb (W&J), 2:06
165: Alex Miler (W&J) maj. dec. Latear Dukes (TMC), 12-1
174: Sonnieboy Blanco (W&J) maj. dec. Dalton Jones (TMC), 20-7
184: Andrew Taylor (TMC) tech. fall Marty Shulik (W&J), 18-1
197: Avery Jones (TMC) pin William Oberschelp (W&J), 4:07
285: Nick Kumburis (W&J) dec. Ahmad Hameidan (TMC), 4-2

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