No. 17 Limestone cruises to victory
Saints roll by St. Andrews on strength of four wins by pin fall
LAURINBURG, N.C. -- No. 17 Limestone (3-1) dispatched of Super Region II foe St. Andrews (1-1) by a 34-13 margin on Tuesday night. The Saints routed the home standing Knights on the merits of four wins by pin fall.
Limestone, after dropping the 125-pound division matchup, reeled off four consecutive victories to gain a commanding 19-3 margin that the Saints never relinquished. Michael Hellman started things off with a commanding 14-1 major decision victory against Matt Craven. Kenneth Kampnich followed that up with a victory by pin fall in his first match of the season as he pinned Sterling Perry in a match-best 1:21.
The next two wins from Limestone came from Shawn Landgraff and Jeremy McPhearson. Landgraff nabbed a 5-3 decision against Kody Getkin, and McPhearson pinned Caleb Mitcler in only 1:50.
The 165 and 174-pound clashes were a mixed bag for the Saints. Max Redfoot only scored one point in an 11-1 defeat by the hand of St. Andrew’s Steffan Baker. Bryce Sopko got Limestone going again with a hard fought 8-3 decision against Richard Manwarren. Sopko, the nation’s sixth-ranked wrestler in his class, earned his sixth victory of the season.
Limestone continued the winning trend with back-to-back victories by pin fall from a pair of veterans. Nick Shappee and Landon Hall each pinned their Knight opponents. Shappee pinned Trent Harris 41 seconds in the second period, and Hall got a thrilling win by pinning Greg Pattis at the 8:59 mark in the second overtime frame.
St. Andrews closed out the bout with the third consecutive pin of the match as St. Andrew’s Denzel Vaughan pinned the Saints' David Lopez with just 20 seconds remaining in the contest.