Mariners Drop Centennial Match To #19 Stevens On The Road Wednesday

Mariners Drop Centennial Match To #19 Stevens On The Road Wednesday


HOBOKEN, N.J. (Jan. 27, 2016) – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team lost on the road at #19 Stevens on Wednesday night, 28-13. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 6-7 (1-2 Centennial), while the Ducks improve to 14-2 (2-0 Centennial) with their program-record 10th straight win.

USMMA quickly fell behind after conceding a forfeit at 125, but earned back nine points over the next two bouts. At 133, freshman Kimo Dial (Poway, Calif.) recorded an 8-2 decision over Stevens freshman Joey Borai. Classmate Daniel May (Stafford, Va.) followed with a pin in 1:28 of the first period of his bout at 133 against Ducks' sophomore Andrew Dickerson to put Merchant Marine ahead in the match, 9-6.

Stevens responded with four-straight decisions from 149-174 and then a pin of their own at 184 to take a 24-9 lead and clinch the victory.

Senior Ricky Fisher (Nashville, Tenn.) triumphed in a 12-3 major decision at 197 over junior Danny Moore, but the Mariners dropped a major decision at the heavyweight class to end the night.

Merchant Marine returns to the mats this Saturday, Jan. 30, when they compete in two separate events – the All-Academy Championships, hosted by VMI in Lexington, Va., and a Centennial Tri-Match hosted by Muhlenberg where the Mariners will face Ursinus and Muhlenberg in Allentown, Pa.

Follow USMMA Athletics On Social Media!
Be sure to follow USMMA Athletics on social media to get up-to-the-minute updates on your favorite teams! Start following today on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!