ANGOLA, IND. -- The Trine University wrestling team fell to Olivet (Mich.) College, 28-13, in the final home meet of the season at Hershey Hall.
Trine (6-3) fell behind early losing by pin and a technical fall in the first two bouts of the night giving Olivet (14-4) an 11-0 advantage. Junior Caleb Maddox (Russiaville, Ind./Western) recorded the first victory for the Thunder in his 141-pound matchup against Olivet's Andre Bourlier via a 4-2 decision to put Trine on the scoreboard, 11-3.
The Comets extended its lead the very next match with another pin at 149 pounds before freshman Riley Rasler (LaGrange, Ind./Priarie Heights) posted a major decision victory in his 157-pound match against Adam Hall to make the score 17-7.
Following a pair of Olivet victories, Trine captured both the 184 and 197 weight classes with sophomore Luke Carver (Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis) winning his 184-pound matchup by a 6-5 decision followed by sophomore Anthony Neal (Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis) who also won by decision, 3-2, that gave the Thunder their final team points of the match and made the score, 25-13.
The outcome in the final match of the night at heavyweight, went in favor of Olivet as the Comets went on to claim the 28-13 overall victory.
Trine will travel to North Manchester, Ind. on Tuesday, Feb. 6 for a dual meet against Manchester University. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Olivet vs. Trine
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
125 - Cameron Mahlich (Olivet) pinned Dominic Pecoraro (Trine), 5:49, (Olivet 6, Trine 0)
133 - Spencer Fox (Olivet) technical fall Davynn Schneider (Trine), 16-1, (Olivet 11, Trine 0)
141 - Caleb Maddox (Trine) decision Andre Bourlier, 4-2, (Olivet 11, Trine 3)
149 - Cole Hersch (Olivet) pinned Nevan Freestone (Trine), 1:48, (Olivet 17, Trine 3)
157 - Riley Rasler (Trine) major decision Adam Hall (Olivet), 15-4, (Olivet 17, Trine 7)
165 - Nicholas Worden (Olivet) major decision Brandon Minear (Trine), 14-2 (Olivet 21, Trine 7)
174 - Haydn Kinjorski (Olivet) technical fall Jacob Taylor (Trine), 24-6 (Olivet 26, Trine 7)
184 - Luke Carver (Trine) decision Ryan Clark (Olivet), 3-2 (Olivet 26, Trine 10)
* - control of mat penalty Olivet (Olivet 25, Trine 10)
197 - Anthony Neal (Trine) decision Clayton Higelmire (Olivet), 3-2, (Olivet 25, Trine 13)
285 - Jalen McFerrin-Pace (Olivet) decision Zach Saylor (Trine), 4-1 (Olivet 28, Trine 13)