Hoosiers, Coughlin Remain Undefeated After Flawless Hoosier Duals
Nov. 24, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University wrestling team went 5-0 in dual matches on Saturday at the 2007 Hoosier Duals, picking up wins over Duke, Liberty, Ohio, Oregon and the University of the Cumberlands. The Cream and Crimson improved to 6-0 on the season. Six different Hoosiers also won all five matches individually while two others combined for a 5-0 mark at the 149-pound weight class.
Overall, Indiana went 42-8 during the Hoosier Duals, outscoring the opposition by a total score of 187-30. No team reached double-digits against the Hoosiers. Head Coach Duane Goldman's team tallied numerous bonus points with 12 pins, five tech falls and six major decisions in total.
Matt Coughlin (165-lb.), ranked fourth in the country, continued his flawless start to the '07-08 campaign by winning five matches on Saturday and improving his season mark to 11-0. He was not flashy, but effective in his victories, earning five decisions.
Kurt Kinser made the most out of his three opportunities in the 149-pound weight class by pinning all three opponents and earning IU the maximum of 18 points. Trevor Perry increased his team-high pin total to six, sticking three adversaries Saturday en route to a 5-0 day. No. 2 Angel Escobedo picked up bonus points in all five of his victories, recording two pins, a tech fall, a major decision and a forfeit. His cousin, Andrae Hernandez, did his part in compiling bonus points as well in the process of notching his five wins. Hernandez had a pair of tech falls and a major decisions.
Two-time All-American Brandon Becker (No. 9) was yet another Hoosier to post an unblemished 5-0 mark, and one of those wins came against nationally-ranked Jacob Frerichs (No. 19) from Ohio in the form of a 3-0 decision in his final bout of the competition. True freshman Joe Fagiano impressed the Hoosier faithful in his first home event, seizing the "W" in all five of his matches. Nick Walpole rounded out the pool of Hoosiers that went undefeated, picking up victories in both of his contests.
No. 8 Marc Bennett won in a variety of ways, grabbing a pin, a tech fall, a major decision and a 9-3 decision in his four wins. Fagiano was not the only true freshman in action Saturday as Alex Warren was responsible for seven points, winning two of his three bouts. Justin Kuhn recorded a win as well, capping off the Hoosiers' 50-0 shutout victory over the University of the Cumberlands with a pin in the heavyweight match.
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