Hoosier Trio Stays Hot Friday Night
Feb. 1, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Three Hoosiers kept conference winning streaks alive Friday night against Michigan, picking up bout victories in a 30-13 team defeat to the Wolverines. Taylor Walsh, Luke Sheridan and Adam Chalfant each had their hand raised in the second-to-last home dual of the season.
Walsh improved to 5-1 in the Big Ten after posting his fifth consecutive triumph. Ranked ninth nationally at 157 pounds, Walsh majored Michigan's Michael Carpenter 11-2. He twice put the Wolverine on his back, first with a headlock in the opening period. Carpenter was able to squirm his way outside the circle to survive the first near-fall. Later in the bout, Walsh locked the leg in a tight cradle to tally another three back points. A dozen of his 26 total wins this season have been accompanied by bonus points (eight pins, two tech falls, two major decisions).
Sheridan wasted little time notching his third straight Big Ten win, hitting a mat-booming headlock and securing the fall in just 77 seconds. It marked the sixth pin of the year and 13th of the sophomore's career. Sheridan was coming off a 10-5 decision over 12th-ranked Tony Dallago of Illinois the previous weekend.
Chalfant avenged a loss to #19 Ben Apland from 2011-12, jumping out to a 7-2 lead in this go-around. The Winchester, Ind., native bull-rushed Apland in the first period, burying a takedown crashing out of bounds. He then picked an ankle and garnered a pair of near-fall points dropping Apland straight to his back. The Wolverine would not go down without a fight, however, hitting a four-point move of his own late in the second stanza to pull within a lone point at 7-6. Chalfant escaped his grasp just before the buzzer to go ahead 8-6. A scoreless third frame made it the final tally and Chalfant seized back-to-back B1G winners.
Next up for the Cream and Crimson is a rivalry scuffle at Purdue broadcast live on the Big Ten Network on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 pm.
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