#24 Hoosiers Win Big, 52-0, Over Manchester
Dec. 14, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Hoosier Wrestling made quick work of Manchester University (2-3) Saturday afternoon, dismantling the Spartans 52-0. #24 Indiana (7-1) tallied five pins and three technical falls, allowing just a pair of bouts to go the distance during a 57-minute match.
Redshirt junior Joe Duca started the day off by blanking Alan Mock, 16-0, in the 125-pound bout. He wasted little time, taking down Mock in the first five seconds and gathering a 10-0 lead after the opening period. The second stanza began with Duca in the top position and ended after he turned the Spartan twice, completing his third tech fall of the season.
True freshman Chris Caton took the mat next for IU, sticking his opponent late in the first period. He led 2-1 before nailing a nasty gator roll to put Kalib Jackson on his back. The smack of the mat came seconds later and the Hoosiers were out to an 11-0 edge on the team scoreboard.
An early scramble on the edge of the mat put Ethan Raley in trouble at 141 pounds before the Hoosier ultimately came out on the right end for the takedown. He then sunk in a deep half nelson to bury Josh Juarez with a pin at the 1:33 mark.
Joe Randazzo made the most of his last match of the 2013-14 season, posting a 7-3 decision at 149 pounds. The redshirt sophomore is scheduled to spend the spring semester studying abroad in Rome. Randazzo carded a pair of takedowns, a reversal and the riding time bonus point en route to his victory.
Taylor Walsh (21-0), ranked fifth nationally at 157 pounds, needed just 29 seconds to flatten his foe for pin number 18 of the season; and 11th consecutive fall. That total leads the country and is already tied for the second most in school history (Kurt Kinser, 2008). The all-time Hoosier record is 19 by Rob Chamberlin in 1981. For his career, Walsh has accumulated 39 falls, good for fifth most in IU history.
#22 Ryan LeBlanc kept the bonus points coming in the subsequent bout, majoring Dylan Lauffer 13-4. He racked up five takedowns and a reversal, capturing his team-leading seventh major decision of the season. LeBlanc entered the weekend ranking second in the country with 21 overall wins. He now sits at 22-4 on the year.
Leading 12-4, Nate Jackson elected to start the third period in the top position and the aggressive choice paid off. Less than a minute later, Jackson turned Logan Floor and recorded a fall at 5:50. The Hoosier lead inflated to 36-0.
#14 Luke Sheridan (20-3) registered Indiana's fifth fall of the match and fourth coming in the first period. He built a 6-2 lead prior to beating the buzzer and getting the pins at 2:49.
Garret Goldman completely dominated his bout. The Bloomington native notched a quick takedown and flipped his abused adversary for a total of 12 near-fall points before the opening frame mercifully came to an end. It was a neutral start for the second period, setting up Goldman's takedown for the 16-0 tech fall and his fifth straight triumph overall.
It was much the same for Hoosier heavyweight Adam Chalfant, cruising to a 19-3 technical fall of his own. Chalfant (15-1), ranked eighth nationally, picked an ankle and drove Ray Wajda straight to his back to begin the bout with a five-point move and never looked back.
Indiana takes a short break from competition to concentrate on finals before returning to action Dec. 29-30 at the Midlands.
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