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Wrestling: Lindsey Wilson, 24. Campbellsville 9. Fri 30 Jan 2015

Lindsey Wilson Wrestling stays unbeaten in Mid-South, beats No. 4 Campbellsville 24-9
The Blue Raiders Wrestling Lindsey Wilson hosts Indiana Tech and Life in a tri-match at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY. Indiana Tech vs. Life, Fri 6 Feb 2015, at 4pmCT. Lindsey Wilson vs Indiana Tech at 5:30pmCT. the Blue Raiders vs Life at 7pmCT for first place in the Mid-South Conference.

By Chris Wells
News from Lindsey Wilson College

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Lindsey Wilson wrestling won seven of the 10 matches Friday night, 30 Jan 2015 as the No. 12-ranked Blue Raiders beat host and fourth-ranked Campbellsville (KY) 24-9 at Campbellsville University's Gosser Gym. Lindsey Wilson moves to 3-0 in the Mid-South Conference with the dual win. The win is the eighth straight in MSC competition dating back to the 2012-13 season. The Blue Raiders improve to 10-7 overall in duals this season, including 7-1 against NAIA programs.

Lindsey Wilson’s Michael Pixley claimed the only non-decision win of the night. Leading 8-0, Pixley earned six points after ninth-ranked Chuck Sharon defaulted due to an injury at 184 pounds.

Campbellsville’s Cole Manion started with a 6-3 win over Chad Lampe at 125 pounds to take a 3-0 lead. Lindsey Wilson earned decisions in each of the next four matches to seize a 12-3 lead.

No. 10-ranked Keaton Thomas (133 pounds) and 16th ranked Daniel Leonard (141) won back-to-back matches to push Lindsey Wilson into a lead it would not relinquish.

After Thomas tied the dual at 3-3, Leonard pulled off the first of four upsets on the night with a 6-5 decision over fifth-ranked Sam Conners to give the Blue Raiders the 6-3 lead.

Isaac Thomas followed with a 4-2 sudden victory win over No. 4-ranked Kyle Terry at 149 for the 9-3 lead. Top-ranked Joe Cozart closed the streak of four straight wins with a 4-1 decision over fourth-ranked Shawn McGhee at 157 for the 12-3 lead.

Campbellsville closed within three points with wins at 165 and 174. LJ Henderson defeated Mitchell Judkins 7-0 followed by fifth-ranked Travis McIntosh’s 2-1 decision over No. 7-ranked Erick Gomez to cut the Tiger deficit to 12-9.

The wins would be the last of the night for the host Tigers.

Pixley’s win extended the Blue Raider lead to 18-9. Jake Maupin and Ameer Daniels each claimed wins at 197 and 285 respectively for the 24-9 win.

Maupin knocked off ninth-ranked Nate Knauf 5-1 for the final upset of the night and Daniels defeated Terrell Moore 4-2 in sudden victory.

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