Boilermakers Pin Past SIU Edwardsville 35-9
Date: Mon 12/19/16 11:16 PM
Boilermakers Pin Past SIU Edwardsville 35-9
Jacob Morrissey, Tanner Lynde, Tyler Kral registered pins
Purdue won its 10th straight in the all-time series with SIU Edwardsville and now lead the series 10-4.
The Boilermakers finished their non-conference schedule for 2016-17 with a 5-1 record
head coach Tony Ersland is now 18-5 in non-conference duals during his tenure.
The 35 points were the most Purdue has scored in a dual this season
it was the second time the Boilermakers have scored 30-or more points in a dual this season
the four bonus point victories were also a season high.
133-pounder Luke Welch picked up career win No. 40.
Redshirt freshman and 141-pounder Austin Nash made the first dual start of his career.
With a dozen back points, Alex Griffin climbed to No. 6 on the season back points record list with 118.
Tyler Kral made his ninth straight start dating to last season, which is currently the most consecutive starts for the Boilermakers ... Mondays match was the 85th of his career.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Powered behind a trio of pins and a sudden victory upset, Purdue closed out its non-conference slate with a 35-9 win over SIU Edwardsville (0-6, 0-1 SoCon) at the Vadalabene Center on Monday. The Boilermakers won 8 of 10 bouts, four of which provided bonus points, as they lifted their season record to 5-2, 0-1 B1G.
In the first match of the dual at 125 pounds, Ben Thornton overcame an 8-4 deficit in the third period to No. 12 Freddie Rodriguez to force sudden victory and needed just three seconds to score the winning takedown. The 11-9 decision earned the redshirt sophomore his team-leading 18th win of the season as he moved to 18-6 on the season and 5-2 in duals.
Purdue busted open a 14-9 dual thanks to back-to-back pins at 174 and 184 to extend the lead to 26-9. Jacob Morrissey, who made his first dual start since sustaining a season-ending injury at Indiana on Feb. 7, 2016, pinned Jake Residori in 4:21. Tanner Lynde followed and made easy work of Jake Godinez with a 1:46 stick. The fall for Lynde gave him the 10th win of his redshirt senior campaign.
The third pin came in the final bout of the dual at 285. Tyler Kral trailed the reigning Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week, Jake McKiernan, 4-2 heading into the third period. Kral escaped and then in one motion, took the Cougar down and to his back for his first fall of the season at 6:14. The redshirt senior hailing from Crown Point, Indiana, pushed his record to 16-6, including a 6-1 mark in duals.
Alex Griffin also provided bonus points with a 16-1 technical fall in 4:21. The 157-pounder took Karsten Van Velsor down twice in the opening period while also tilting him for a four-point nearfall. Van Velsor opted to take bottom in the second and Griffin took full advantage of the opportunity for more back points, earning a pair of four-counts to end the match. The technical fall was the eighth of the season for Griffin (16-6) and is the most since Jake Patacsil had a dozen in 2009.
The Boilermakers will break for the holidays and return to competition in 10 days at the 54th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships. The iconic, two-day tournament opens on Dec. 29 inside Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois, and concludes on Dec. 30.
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PURDUE 35, SIU EDWARDSVILLE 9
Monday, Dec. 19 / Vadalabene Center / Edwardsville, Illinois
125 / Ben Thornton (Purdue) dec. No. 12 Freddie Rodriguez (SIU Edwardsville) 11-9 (SV1)
133 / Luke Welch (Purdue) dec. John Muldoon (SIU Edwardsville) 10-8
141 / Trevor Feagans (SIU Edwardsville) dec. Austin Nash (Purdue) 6-4
149 / Tyshawn Williams (SIU Edwardsville) def. Jeremy Golding (Purdue) DQ
157 / Alex Griffin (Purdue) tech. fall Karsten Van Velsor (SIU Edwardsville) 16-1 (4:21)
165 / Dylan Lydy (Purdue) dec. Clayton Bass (SIU Edwardsville) 4-0
174 / Jacob Morrissey (Purdue) pinned Jake Residori (SIU Edwardsville) 4:21
184 / Tanner Lynde (Purdue) pinned Jake Godinez (SIU Edwardsville) 1:46
197 / Christian Brunner (Purdue) dec. Jake Tindle (SIU Edwardsville) 8-2
285 / Tyler Kral (Purdue) pinned Jake McKiernan (SIU Edwardsville) 6:14
Purdue (5-2, 0-1 B1G)
SIU Edwardsville (0-6, 0-1 SoCon)