Central Oklahoma rebounds strong
No. 6 Bronchos end two-match losing streak with decisive victory
EDMOND, Okla. -- Back-to-back first-period falls by Kaleb Cradduck and Chris Watson along with a trio of forfeits was more than enough to power sixth-ranked Central Oklahoma to a 41-10 drubbing of Central Missouri on Thursday night at Hamilton Field House.
UCO improved to 7-5 and ended a two-match losing streak with the lopsided win to stay perfect (34-0) against the Mules in a dual that took just over an hour to complete.
The Bronchos won five of the seven matches contested, getting a technical fall from Ryan Brooks and regular decisions from Kelly Henderson and Zach Aylor in addition to the two quick pins.
UCM actually led 10-5 after the first three weights, getting a surprising fall at 133 and a major decision at 141, but it was all UCO after that as the Bronchos took the final seven matches.
“We did some good things at a few weights, but we also didn't finish like we needed to in a couple of places and put ourselves in a bad position at 133 that cost us,” Central Oklahoma head coach David James said. “I liked the way Kaleb and Chris came out with the mindset of getting a fall and Ryan did a nice job for us in the first match.”
Brooks started the rout with a 16-1 technical fall at 125, scoring three of his four near-falls in the first period to open up a quick 11-1 lead before ending the match at the 5:53 mark.
The Mules struck back at 133 where Eric Mateo headlocked Dustin Reed to his back and got the fall 2:23 into the opening period. Reed had two takedowns and a near-fall in jumping on top 6-2 before Mateo scored the stunning pin.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 1 St. Cloud St. 30, St. John's (DIII) 10|
|No. 6 Central Oklahoma 41, Central Missouri 10|
|No. 9 Adams State 24, No. 18 Western State 10|
UCM picked up a major decision at 141 to make it 10-5, but Ky Corley picked up the first of three forfeits at 149 to put the Bronchos on top to stay and start the rout.
Cradduck moved up a weight to fill in for injured Cory Dauphin and wasted little time against Zeb Spicer, getting the opening takedown and then turning him for the fall in just 1:21.
Watson easily bettered that, scoring a takedown 10 seconds into his match with Todd Brier and recording his sixth fall of the season 32 seconds later.
Henderson used a takedown and reverse for a 5-2 triumph at 174 and Aylor had the lone takedown in a 4-1 victory at 184 before Jarrett Edison and Cody Dauphin picked up forfeits in the last two weights.