Citadel wrestlers post win at home

The Citadel wresting team posted six wins, including two by major decision and two by pin, as it completed a 29-14 victory over over SIU-Edwardsville on Sunday afternoon at McAlister Field House

The win improved the Bulldogs to 5-5 overall and 3-2 in Southern Conference action.

The Bulldogs opened the dual with a pin by Joaquin Marquez, 50 seconds into the 125-pound match. Marquez quickly grabbed his 16th victory of the season against Nathan Day and provided The Citadel with a 6-0 advantage in the team score.

The Bulldogs scored a major decision by Matt Frisch in the 149 match. Frisch, recently ranked 29th in his weight class by the NCAA coaches, earned a 10-2 victory against Karsten Van Velsor.

Aaron Walker followed with a 12-4 major decision in the 157 match against SIUE’s Sam Zimmerman. It marked Walker’s sixth win in SoCon action this season and ninth in dual matches. Walker entered the match ranked 15th by NCAA coaches in the 157 classification.

The Bulldogs continue their swing through the SoCon when they head to Lexington, Va., to face rival VMI on Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The Citadel suffered a 7-0 loss to Coastal Carolina at the Earle Tennis Center.

The Chanticleers claimed the doubles point by taking all three spots to start the match.

The Citadel returns to play on the road against Georgia Gwinnett College on Saturday in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Darrell Hayden led The Citadel with a first-place finish in the 800 meters, clocking in at 1 minute, 57 seconds, in the Bulldogs’ season-opening meet on Saturday at the Bob Pollock Invitational in Clemson.

The 4x400 meter relay team of Hayden, Tevin Williams, Corey Williams and Garrett Graham nabbed sixth place with a time of 3:24.93.

The College of Charleston men won an emotional meet over former CCSA rival Gardner-Webb on Saturday, while the women put forth a strong effort, in what was the last time for 16 senior student-athletes to compete at Stern Center Pool.

The men won, 242-99, while the women fell, 198-146.

The men’s team was highlighted for the second week in a row by Will Ryan, who won the 200 IM (2:07.36), 100 breast (1:04.35), 200 breast (2:22.76) and 400 IM (4:39.42).

On the women’s side, Mary Frances Babrowicz won the 100 freestyle in 59.84, while teammate Sarah Graif touched right behind her at 59.94 for second place. The Cougars also picked up first-place points from Corinne Taylor in the 200 butterfly, finishing in 2:22.81. Babrowizc placed second in the 50 free (27.45) with Jayme Groth getting third with a time of 27.76.