UW-Whitewater edges UW-Parkside
Warhawks regain Sake Bottle Trophy after six-year drought
WHITEWATER, Wis. -- Ninth-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater edged Wisconsin-Parkside, the 12th ranked team in Division II, 17-16 on Thursday night in Kachel Gym of Williams Center. With the victory the Warhawks earned possession of the Sake Bottle Trophy, initiated in 1975, breaking a string of six consecutive wins by Parkside.
Parkside's Luke Rynish upped his record to 38-4 with a 22-8 win against Reid Dickerson -- who fell to 19-17 on the year -- to give Parkside an early 4-0 lead.
Matthew Gille extended the Rangers' lead to 7-0, and his record to 14-8 on the season, with a 7-3 win against Whitewater's David Dwyer.
Davien Willis defeated Adam Latella 12-4 at 197 pounds to increase Wisconsin-Parkside's lead to 10-0.
Corey Anderson came from behind to win at 285 pounds to get Wisconsin-Whitewater on the board. Anderson fell behind James Malechek 5-3 in the second period, tied it at 5-5 with twenty seconds left in the period, but entered the third behind 6-5. Anderson had a 0:39 riding time advantage at that point. Anderson scored four points in the third period to raise his team-leading record to 32-3 and cut Parkside's advantage to 10-3.
Grant Sutter remained unbeaten on the year with a 9-1 win against Jake Papke at 125 pounds. Sutter led 6-0 after two periods, made it 8-0 with 0:46 left in the third, and Papke scored his only point with 0:22 left. Sutter piled up more than four minutes of riding time to give UW-W the major decision, and pull Whitewater closer at 10-7.
Jake Fredrickson pulled UW-W even at 10-10 with a 6-4 win against Collin Crume at 133 pounds, raising Fredrickson's season mark to 25-2.
Wisconsin-Whitewater's Elroy Perkin came up with his biggest win of the season at 141 pounds. Perkin led 2-0 after period one, and increased that to 5-0 after two periods. He upped the score to 7-0, with more than four minutes of riding time in the third. Parkside's Arik Yde scored two points with seconds left, and Perkin added one for riding time to earn the decision that put UW-W in front by a 13-10 margin.
At 149 pounds Whitewater's Cade Sarbacker matched up with Mike Migawa of Wisconsin-Parkside. Sarbacker led 1-0 after the first period, and it was tied 2-2 after two. Migawa took a 4-2 lead with 1:09 left in the match, extended it to 6-2 at 0:54, and Sarbacker closed the scoring with a point at 0:23. Migawa's victory brought Whitewater and Parkside to a tie at 13-13.
Parkside's Dillon Berra entered his match ranked first in Division II with a 12-0 record. Berra led 2-0 after the first, added an escape from the starting position and a takedown in the second for a 5-0 lead, and riding time for a 6--0 decision. That made the score, with one bout left, 16-13 in favor of Parkside.
Whitewater needed a major decision in the final match at 165 pounds to win. Cedric Gibson rushed out to a 9-3 lead, increased it to 10-3, flirting with the eight point margin that would give UW-W the four points it needed. When the final whistle blew Gibson led 11-4 on the scoreboard, but his 1:20 of riding time gave him a major decision and boosted Whitewater's total to 17 points and the narrow one point victory.