ANDERSON, S.C. – The Cobra wrestling team picked up its ninth dual match victory of the season on Thursday (Jan. 30) night with a 28-17 win over Anderson University.
Coker fell behind early, dropping matches at the 125 and 133-pound divisions. Thanks to back-to-back pins by Walker Barfield at the 141-pound division and Kevin Thompson at the 149-pound division the Cobras took a 12-7 lead.
Trojan victories at the 157 and the 165-pound divisions put Anderson up 14-12. Zach Dicus regained the Coker lead, 16-14, with a major decision at the 174-pound division. An Anderson win at the 184-pound division gave the Trojans a one-point advantage, 17-16. However, the lead was short lived as Robert Parland secured the Cobra victory with a pin at the 197-pound division. A forfeit win by Austin Akins at the 285-pound division gave Coker the 28-17 victory.
The Cobras will return to action on Feb. 8 when they travel to Newberry College for the Newberry Open.
Coker 28, Anderson 17
Jan. 30, 2014 | Anderson, S.C. | Abney Athletic Center
125: Cory Monteforte (AU) maj. dec. Gavin Perkins (COKER), 13-3 (AU 4-0)
133: Zak Hale (AU) dec. Charlie Huff (COKER), 8-7 (AU 7-0)
141: Walker Barfield (COKER) pinned Keenan Simmons (AU) 2:56 (AU 7-6)
149: Kevin Thompson (COKER) pinned Jared Greer (AU), 3:50 (COKER 12-7)
157: Zane Newton (AU) dec. Derek Rothermel (COKER), 5-4 (COKER 12-10)
165: Ian Harper (AU) maj. dec. Phillip Burrows (COKER) 12-0 (AU 14-12)
174: Zach Dicus (COKER) maj. dec. Eric DeAngelis (AU), 11-0 (COKER 16-14)
184: Taylor Dorsett dec. Jacob Ralph (COKER), 10-4 (AU 17-16)
197: Robert Parland pinned Robert Johnson (AU), 4:45 (COKER 22-17)
285: Austin Akins (COKER) won by forfeit (COKER 28-17)