Knights Stopped by Cougars, Fall 37-18

Knights Stopped by Cougars, Fall 37-18

DANVILLE, Va. — The Southern Virginia University wrestling team faced off against the Averett University Cougars Wednesday night, suffering a tough loss, 37-18.

The Cougars quickly established and maintained their lead, leading at one point in the match 34-0, with the Knights dropping the six weight classes.

The Knights responded in the 174-pound weight class with Keaton Gomez earning the fall against Logan Howell (4:16), placing the Knights on the scoreboard, 34-6.

After a tough loss by way of decision in the 184-pound weight class, Southern Virginia's Matt Speelman picked up the pin (5:16) against the Cougars Chris Mohr in the 197-pound weight class, the Knights now trailing 37-12.

The last match of the night was the heavyweight class, senior Alex Brunner defeated Hagan Smith with the pin in three minutes and 34 seconds, generating the final score of 37-18.