DAVIDSON, N.C. — Ohio Northern rallied from a 9-3 deficit to post a 21-13 wrestling dual meet victory at NCAA Division I foe Davidson (N.C.) Sunday morning at Belk Arena.
The Polar Bears stay undefeated on the year with a 4-0 record, while the Wildcats fall to 3-2.
UNOH 3, Georgia Gwinnett College 0
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — UNOH (16-4-1) tallied three goals in the span of 25 minutes, grabbing a win over the Grizzlies (12-3-2) to advance to the final site of the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship.
“We played well today,” victorious coach Gavin Oldham said. “The boys put Georgia Gwinnett on the back foot from the first minute, and we kept them there the whole game.”
After being frustrated on the offensive end of the field in the first half, the Racers broke through on their first shot of the second half. Carlos Monterrey picked up his seventh goal of the season, an unassisted tally that proved to be his third game-winning goal, in the 53rd minute. Sergio Royo scored in the 61st minute to double the Racers’ lead, and in the 78th minute Pascal Debowiak netted his team leading 16th goal to cap the scoring as the Racers won 3-0.
“The first goal was huge for us,” Oldham said, “and the second and third goals were really no more than we deserved. Now, we look forward to a trip to Florida to compete for a National Championship.”
Liam Davies (16-4-1) earned the shutout in goal for the Racers – his seventhof the season.
UNOH moved on to the final site for the NAIA Tournament, which is being hosted by Northwood University in Delray Beach, Florida. The Racers will play the Missouri Valley College Vikings (15-4-0) at 11 a.m. Dec. 1.
North Central 77, Bluffton 61
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Despite another 20-plus point game from Thayne Recker, the Bluffton fell to tournament host North Central College on Saturday. Recker scored 24 points on 9-for-10 shooting while adding five boards to follow up his 25-point, 11-rebound performance in Friday’s 67-46 loss to Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Beavers fell to 1-2 while the Cardinals improved to 2-0.
Recker was named to the all-tournament team.