The Army West Point Wrestling team welcomed conference opponent Hofstra University to Gillis Field House this past Sunday afternoon for their second dual matchup of the year. Army commanded another dominant victory on home turf, moving past the Pride 30-18.
The Black Knights had an early 6-0 advantage right from the beginning as the Pride had to take a forfeit at 125lbs. Hofstra returned the favor at 133lbs to tie the match 6-6 after Garret Lambert secured a fall at 2:52 over Mark Montgomery.
Army used the loss as momentum, notching victories in the next two bouts. Logan Brown wrestled his way to a powerful 13-4 major decision victory to increase the Black Knight's lead.
P.J. Ogunsanya then grabbed his second pin of the season against Hofstra's Charles Kane. The junior took a quick 10-0 lead in the first only to overpower Kane for a fall at 2:10, giving Army a 16-6 advantage.
Despite a tough loss in the 157lb slot to move the score back within four, Beau Guffey wrestled his way to a 6-1 decision against Reece Heller. The Pride were able to move the score to the closest margin of the day (19-18) at 174lbs. Brad Laughlin was able to hold on to a 2-1 lead through two periods but saw defeat at the hands of Ross McFarland with only seconds remaining. Read more.