Arizona State Trips Army, 23-15

Jimmy Rafferty

Jimmy Rafferty

Nov. 26, 2011

TROY, N.Y. - Army freshman Cole Gracey pinned his opponent at 165 pounds, but Arizona State won six of the 10 bouts to defeat the Black Knights, 23-15, Saturday morning at the Northeast Duals inside the Edward F. McDonough Sports Complex on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College.

Army (2-2) led 15-7 following Gracey's pin, but Arizona State (3-0) closed the match by reeling off four straight wins to earn the victory.

Army freshman Scott Filbert gave the Black Knights an early 3-0 lead as he took a 2-0 decision from David Prado in the 125-pound bout.

Arizona State responded by winning the next two bouts to assume a 7-3 advantage. Shane McGough earned a 12-0 major decision versus Army junior Jordan Thome in the 133-pound matchup, while Nathan Hoffer doubled up Black Knight junior Connor Hanafee, 6-3, at 141 pounds.

Army bounced back with wins in the next three bouts to assume a 15-7 lead. Junior Daniel Young posted an 8-1 decision opposite Victor De Jesus at 149 pounds and senior Jimmy Rafferty recorded a 6-2 decision against Kyle DeBerry at 157 pounds as the Black Knights moved in front, 9-7. Gracey then pinned Hans Rasmusson in five minutes, 30 seconds in the 165-pound bout to extend Army's cushion to 15-7.

ASU trimmed Army's lead to 15-13 after Eric Starks defeated Army junior Collin Wittmeyer, 9-2, at 174 pounds and Kevin Radford upended Black Knight sophomore Wil Brown, 7-1, in the 184-pound matchup. The Sun Devils then reclaimed the lead (17-15) when Tommy Burriel took a 14-1 major decision from Army senior Daniel Young at 197 pounds. Arizona State capped its comeback in the heavyweight bout as Levi Cooper pinned Black Knight sophomore Curtis Garner in 3:41.

Army returns to action at the Northeast Duals later today with matches versus Binghamton (11:15 a.m.) and Sacred Heart (1:40 p.m.).

Match Notes: Army falls to 0-2 all-time versus Arizona State ... Scott Filbert recorded his first career dual win ... Daniel Young improves to 9-1 on the season ... Young's nine victories are tied for second most on the squad ... Jimmy Rafferty ups his record to 10-5 on the season ... Rafferty's 10 wins lead the team ... Cole Gracey is now tied for the team lead with three pins this season.

Arizona State 23, Army 15
125: Scott Filbert (Army) dec. David Prado, 2-0
133: Shane McGough (ASU) maj. dec. Jordan Thome, 12-0
141: Nathan Hoffer (ASU) dec. Connor Hanafee, 6-3
149: Daniel Young (Army) dec. Victor De Jesus, 8-1
157: Jimmy Rafferty (Army) dec. Kyle DeBerry, 6-2
165: Cole Gracey (Army) pinned Hans Rasmusson, 5:30
174: Eric Starks (ASU) dec. Collin Wittmeyer, 9-2
184: Kevin Radford (ASU) dec. Wil Brown, 7-1
197: Tommy Burriel (ASU) maj. dec. Daniel Mills, 14-1
285: Levi Cooper (ASU) pinned Curtis Garner, 3:41

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