Senior Dean Pavlou.
Courtesy: GoMocs.com
Mocs Host Davidson in Sunday SoCon Action
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team hosts Davidson on Sunday, Feb. 10, in Southern Conference action.  Match time is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) at Maclellan Gym. 

UTC is currently in first place in the SoCon race with a 3-0 league mark.  The Mocs are 7-6 overall after posting a pair of SoCon road wins last weekend.  The Mocs defeated Gardner-Webb 40-6 on Friday and Appalachian State 29-9 on Sunday. 

Davidson is 6-9 overall and snapped a 22-match SoCon losing streak with a 25-24 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.  The Wildcats are 1-3 in league matches.    

Chattanooga is 21-0 all-time against the Wildcats, including a 9-0 record at home. UTC has scored at least 40 team points in nine straight matches and has never dropped more than three matches in any one dual.

Tickets
Tickets are $5 for the match and available at the gate or on GoMocs.com.  Doors open at 1:00 p.m.

LIVE STATS
Live scoring and a MocsVision broadcast are available for the Davidson match.  Links for both are available on the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com. 

CHATTANOOGA PROBABLE LINEUP:
125:  No. 18 Nick Soto (So. - 20-6)
133:  Marvin Lopez (Fr. - 9-9)
141:  Dean Pavlou (Sr. - 18-11)
149:  Alex Hudson (Jr. - 8-7) / Austin Sams (Fr. - 13-5)
157:  Trey Stavrum (So. - 8-14)
165:  Josh Condon (Sr. - 6-5)
174:  Sean Mappes (Fr. - 6-2) / John Lampe (Fr. - 9-10)
184:  Robert Prigmore (Sr. - 7-12)
197:  No. 18 Niko Brown (Sr. - 23-3)
285:  Kevin Malone (So. - 13-8)
Head Coach:  Heath Eslinger (41-28 - 4th Year)

The Mocs are 7-6 on the year, and 3-0 in SoCon action.  The league wins were at Appalachian State (29-9), at Gardner-Webb (40-6) and against The Citadel (22-20).  UTC also has wins over Ohio (21-12), Anderson (37-6), Cumberland (49-0) and Princeton (27-10).  Four of the six losses have come against ranked teams in No. 16 Virginia (9-26), No. 2 Iowa (6-37), No. 2 Oklahoma State (9-41) and No. 9 Illinois (10-29).

QUICK NOTES ON THE MOCS

  • Head Coach Heath Eslinger is 41-28 in four years with the Mocs. He is two wins away from tying his collegiate coach, Mark Leen for No. 4 on the Mocs head coaching wins list. Leen was 43-35-1 (.551) in six seasons from 1996-01.
  • Senior Niko Brown (197) is 11-0 in dual matches and has a team-high seven pins.
  • Senior Josh Condon (165) is 3-0 in SoCon matches with three pins.

DAVIDSON PROBABLE LINEUP:
125:  Scott Cunningham (Fr. - 1-0)
133:  Anthony Elias (So. - 4-7)
141:  Matt Zarth (Sr.  1-9)
149:  Kevin Brimingham (So. - 6-9)
157:  Nathaniel Powers (Fr. - 2-9)
165:  Christopher Cirenza (Sr. - 5-10)
174:  Ian Solcz (So. - 7-8)
184:  Scott Patrick (Jr. - 13-8)
197:  Carson Stack (Fr. - 7-8)
285:  Eddie Isola (So. - 5-7)
Head Coach:  Bob Patnesky (9th Year)

Davidson is 6-9 overall and 1-3 in SoCon action.  The Wildcats snapped a 22-match losing streak in SoCon action with last weekend's 25-24 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.    

Senior Matt Zarth scored the lone win for the Wildcats in last year's dual.  He defeated Blake Thomas 8-3 at 125. 

MOCS VS. DAVIDSON
The Mocs are 21-0 all-time against Davidson, including last year's 47-3 win on the road.  The Mocs have scored at least 40 points in eight consective meeting.   

Last 10 Matches
Jan. 22, 2012 - Chattanooga 47 - Davidson* 3
Feb. 13, 2011 - Chattanooga* 41 - Davidson 3
Dec. 18, 2009 - Chattanooga 40 - Davidson* 6
Nov. 8, 2008 - Chattanooga* 46 - Davidson 0
Feb. 3, 2008 - Chattanooga 40 - Davidson* 6
Nov. 11, 2006 - Chattanooga* 46 - Davidson 6
Feb. 11, 2006 - Chattanooga 40 - Davidson* 3
Feb. 12, 2005 - Chattanooga* 49 - Davidson 0
Jan. 31, 2004 - Chattanooga 40 - Davidson* 6
Feb. 1, 2003 - Chattanooga* 39 - Davidson 6

Chattanooga 47 - Davidson 3
Jan. 22, 2012 • Davidson, N.C.
285:  Kevin Malone (UTC) - Won by Forfeit - (Davidson) - UTC 6-0
125:  Matt Zarth (Davidson) - Dec. 8-3 - Blake Thomas (UTC) - UTC 6-3
133:  Nick Soto (UTC) - MD 22-9 - Anthony Elias (Davidson) - UTC 10-3
141:  Shawn Greevy (UTC) - Fall 6:27 - Benjamin Hartshorn (Davidson) - UTC 16-3
149:  Kelly Felix (UTC) - TF 19-3 (5:38) - Kevin Birmingham (Davidson) - UTC 21-3
157:  Dan Waddell (UTC) - MD 14-2 - Christopher Talevi (Davidson) - UTC 25-3
165:  Brandon Wright (UTC) - MD 16-7 - Tyler Mullen (Davidson) - UTC 29-3
174:  Trey Stavrum (UTC) - Fall 4:12 - Ian Solcz (Davidson) - UTC 35-3
184:  Levi Clemons (UTC) - Won by Forfeit - (Davidson) - UTC 41-3
197:  Robert Prigmore (UTC) - Fall 3:42 - Eddie Isola (Davidson) - UTC 47-3

SOTO & BROWN RANKED THIS WEEK
Sophomore Nick Soto is No. 18 according to Intermat and WIN this week.  He is listed at No. 19 in the AWN rankings.  Soto is 20-6 overall with an 10-3 mark in dual matches.  He finished second at the Wolfpack Open and won the Hokie Open earlier in the year.  Senior Niko Brown is No. 19 in this week's AWN top-20 at 197 pounds.  He is currently 23-3 overall and undefeated in dual matches at 11-0.  

MOCS SET RECORDS IN 2012 FALL SEMESTER
The UTC wrestling team had an overall program record 2.89 grade-point-average for the 2012 fall semester.  The Mocs also set team records with 14 on the Dean's List and 18 on the AD Honor Roll.  Senior Dean Pavlou (Health & Human Performance) and freshman John Lampe (History) were two of 28 student-athletes at UTC with a 4.0 g.p.a. in the fall. 

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