Jan. 27, 2013
DAVIDSON, N.C. -
The Boston University wrestling team had a successful Sunday afternoon in North Carolina, posting identical 34-6 victories over VMI and Davidson at Belk Arena. With the wins, the Terriers improve to 7-4 on the year.
Seven Terriers each picked up two wins in the tri-meet and senior Hunter Meys (197) led the way, posting 10 team points thanks to a pin just one minute into his match with VMI's Urayoan Garcia and a 10-0 blanking of Davidson's Carson Stack.
Redshirt sophomore Alex Najjar (184) also accumulated 10 points thanks to a Davidson forfeit and a 14-3 major decision over VMI's Conor Black.
Junior B.J. Suitor turned in two strong performances at 133, pinning VMI's Brandon Goodwyn at 2:39 before an 8-2 win over Davidson's Anthony Elias.
Redshirt junior Nestor Taffur reached 25 wins on the year, recording a 16-0 technical fall against VMI's Ted Gottwald before adding a 15-1 major decision versus Davidson's Christopher Talevi.
BU got seven points from its 125-pound matches thanks to junior Bubba McGinley, who he did not give up a point in his two wins (10-0, 6-0). At 285, junior Kevin Innis topped Michael LaPrade (VMI), 9-3, and Eddie Isola (Davidson), 11-3. Sophomore Mitchell Wightman edged VMI's Mark Darr, 3-1, at 165 before closing the Davidson dual with an 8-3 victory versus Christopher Cirenza.
Three other BU grapplers picked up a win. Junior Nick Tourville pulled off a 2-1 win over VMI's Zeb Stewart at 149, classmate Eric Des Lauriers kicked off the Davidson dual with a 5-0 blanking of Ian Solcz at 174 and sophomore Tyler Scotton (149) collected an 11-3 major decision over Davidson's Sejiro Littleton in his lone match of the day.
BU will return to action on Friday (Feb. 1) when it visits Drexel for a conference dual beginning at 7 p.m.
Boston University 34, VMI 6
174: John Dommert (VMI) dec. Andrew Maksimovic (BU), 9-4
184: Alex Najjar (BU) maj. dec. Conor Black (VMI), 14-3
197: Hunter Meys (BU) pinned Urayoan Garcia (VMI), 1:00
285: Kevin Innis (BU) dec. Michael LaPrade (VMI), 9-3
125: Bubba McGinley (BU) maj. dec. Armando Herrera (VMI),10-0
133: B.J. Suitor (BU) pinned Brandon Goodwyn (VMI), 2:39
141: Emmitt Kelly (VMI) dec. Dane Harlowe (BU), 4-1
149: Nick Tourville (BU) dec. Zeb Stewart (VMI), 2-1
157: Nestor Taffur (BU) tech. fall Ted Gottwald (VMI), 16-0
165: Mitchell Wightman (BU) dec. Mark Darr (VMI), 3-1
Boston University 34, Davidson 6
174: Eric Des Lauriers (BU) dec. Ian Solcz (D), 5-0
184: Alex Najjar (BU) won by forfeit
197: Hunter Meys (BU) maj. dec. Carson Stack (D), 10-0
285: Kevin Innis (BU) maj. dec. Eddie Isola (D), 11-3
125: Bubba McGinley (BU) dec. Philip Elias (D), 6-0
133: B.J. Suitor (BU) dec. Anthony Elias (D), 8-2
141: Tyler Scotton (BU) maj. dec. Sejiro Littleton (D), 11-3
149: Kevin Birmingham (D) pinned Nick Tourville (BU), 0:12
157: Nestor Taffur (BU) maj. dec. Christopher Talevi (D), 15-1
165: Mitchell Wightman (BU) dec. Christopher Cirenza (D), 8-3