Bellarmine University

01/25/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/25/2020 12:46

Wrestling edged by UIndy by virtue of tiebreaker

INDIANAPOLIS - If ever wants to call upon a specific reference that italicizes the value of each and every point in a dual, the Bellarmine University wrestling coach has a prime example from Friday in the Ruth Lilly Fitness Center.

If it's possible to 'sort of lose' a contest, that's what happened to the visiting Knights in their Great Lakes Valley Conference dual against UIndy. When all the bouts were completed, the score stood at 18 apiece. However, the Greyhounds were awarded the winning point when a tiebreaking system was used to determine the victor.

Bellarmine (2-4, 1-1 GLVC) and UIndy (6-6, 1-1) were even in match wins at five each and falls at one apiece, but in the third criteria, match points, the Greyhounds held a 35-34 advantage, the slightest of edges that enabled them to top the Knights 19-18.

Collecting wins for the Knights were sophomore , freshman , senior , freshman and sophomore .

Bellarmine captured decisions in four of the first five matches to build a 12-3 lead. The heavyweights led off the dual, with Stears topping Jeremy Splix 8-4. Larue edged Chase Wilkerson 8-7 at 133, Branson bested Matt McKinney 6-4 at 141 and Collica triumphed 3-1 over Kyle Barkovich at 149.

UIndy cut its deficit to 12-9 after winning close decisions at 157 and 165, but Woolf followed with an incredible performance at 174. After nearly getting pinned, he turned the tables on Clay Jones, putting him on his back near the end of the second period and delivering a fall just before time expired to boost Bellarmine's lead to 18-9.

Indianapolis secured the nine points it needed to tie the contest at 18 after winning by decision at 184 and by fall at 197, leading to the tiebreaker format.

Bellarmine will host Drury on Sunday, Feb. 2, in a GLVC dual.

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