Turtogtokh Luvsandorj notched his 125th and 126th career wins to become The Citadel wrestling team's all-time winningest wrestler on Sunday as the Bulldogs beat North Carolina 19-18 and Duke 26-11 on Senior Day at McAlister Field House.
The Bulldogs improved to 9-3 on the season and return to conference action with a 4-1 SoCon mark when they head to Chapel Hill, N.C., to take on Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Feb. 22 at noon.
In his final collegiate match at McAlister Field House, Luvsandorj notched an 8-1 win over Duke's Marcus Cain which sealed the Bulldogs' ninth straight win over the Blue Devils dating back to 2003. It was the redshirt senior's 126th career win moving him past former teammate Odie Delaney (2013) and Sean Markey (2006) in the record book.
Luvsandorj tied the record earlier in a 4-2 victory over North Carolina's John Michael Staudenmayer. The victory gave the Bulldogs a 16-14 advantage with two bouts remaining.
The College of Charleston softball team concluded the CofC Cougar Classic with a 2-0 victory over Mississippi in the tournament finale Sunday afternoon at Patriots Point.
Junior pitcher Hope Klicker dominated an Ole Miss lineup that had averaged 8.75 hits and 6.25 runs in its four games in the Classic prior to Sunday. The lefty held the Rebels to just two hits and four total base runners while striking out five in a complete-game shutout.
The Cougars (3-4) got their four hits from Carly Corthell, Mackenzie Maples, Allison Pedigo and Rebecca Mueller. Pedigo contributed the game-winning RBI.
Charleston Southern fell in the final day of the CSU Softball Tournament on Sunday, losing for the second time of the weekend to visiting Jacksonville State, 5-2.
Marci Christian and Jessica Brock hit back-to-back home runs for the Bucs in the bottom of the third inning, but a strong relief appearance by Brooke Carvey for the Gamecocks shut down the CSU offense as the Bucs (6-2-1) fell for just the second time in the 2014 season.
Track and field
The Citadel track and field teams finished up their fourth indoor meet of the season Saturday at the UCS Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The women's 4x400 team of Tanisha Bethel, Sarah Johnson, Emani Little and Alex Moss posted a relay time of 4:01.87 to earn third place in their section and move into fourth place all-time in program history.
The College of Charleston men's tennis team lost to UNC Wilmington, 7-0, at the UNCW Tennis Complex in Wilmington, N.C.
The College (4-2) came up against tough competition in doubles, as the No. 49-ranked Seahawk duo of Rafael Aita and Sam Williams took down the junior-senior combo of Charlie Ghriskey and Brice Allanic 8-3 on Court 1.
Singles proved no easier as No. 120-ranked Aita dispatched of freshman Rodrigo Encinas 6-4, 6-1 on Court 1. Pedro Mol of UNCW clinched the match for his team with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Ghriskey on Court 3.
The College of Charleston women's tennis team fell to N.C. State, 7-0, Sunday at the J. W. Isenhour Tennis Center in Raleigh, N.C.
The Wolfpack (5-0) are the third ITA top-100 opponent the Cougars (2-3) have faced this season, and they got off to a quick start on Sunday, sweeping the doubles point despite a strong effort from Kelly Kambourelis and Mara Argyriou.
In singles play, Samantha Maddox and Brooke McAmis pushed their opponents to three sets, but it wasn't enough as the Wolfpack went on to win all six points.
In its spring season opener, the College of Charleston men's golf team carded a final-round 291 to place ninth at the SunTrust Gator Invitational held at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.
Sophomore John Jonas shot six-over par for the tournament with a three-round score of 71-72-73-216 to finish in a four-way tie for 14th, while senior Alex Ellis placed in the top 25 at +9 (74-73-72-219).
No. 23 Arkansas won the team title by six strokes (+9) over No. 22 Florida State (+15).
The Citadel women's soccer team fell to Winthrop, 2-0, Sunday at WLI field.
The Bulldogs outshot the Eagles 16-11, but despite their strong effort in the second half they couldn't come back after Winthrop's two goals in the first half.
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