MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A pair of teams receiving votes in the latest NAIA Men's Wrestling Top 25 Coaches' Poll proved to be too much for the Lyon College men's wrestling team on Friday, as Bacone College claimed a 38-12 win, then Benedictine College grabbed a 40-12 victory at the Bacone College Duals held in Palmer Center Gym.
Lyon finished 1-2 at the event, posting an American Midwest Conference victory over Central Baptist College, 42-12, in the other matchup. The Scots are 6-9 in dual action thus far in the 2016-17 season.
In the setback against Bacone College, Troy Mercer (SR/Rockwall, Texas) and Connor Webber (JR/Houston, Texas) recorded the lone victories for the Scots. Mercer claimed an 11-4 decision over Felipa Nava in the 197-lb. weight class, while Webber grabbed a 6-1 win over Daniel Llamas in the 165-lb. class.
Lyon's Christopher Marson (SO/Denham Spring, La.) received a forfeit victory in the 125-lb. class.
The Scots' Tevin Sandoz (FR/Houston, Texas) dropped a 6-3 decision to Able Villamoreno in the 141-lb. class, Roger Gasmann (FR/Little Elm, Texas) fell by fall in the 149-lb. class, Chris Robinson lost by disqualification in the 157-lb. class, George Scott (FR/Little Rock, Ark.) lost by fall to Joseph McAleavey in the 174-lb. class and Jacob Spohrer dropped a fall to Fernando Herrera in the heavyweight class.
Lyon's only two wins against Benedictine College were forfeit wins by Christopher Marson (125 lb.) and Mercer (197 lb.).
Scots coming up short included Sandoz losing to Dillion Scanlon (141 lb.), Al Ordonez losing by fall to Alex Gomez (149 lb.), Robinson losing by injury defeat to Tyler Mann (157 lb.), Webber dropping a major decision to Anthony Orozco (165 lb.), Scott losing by fall to Josh Merero (174 lb.) and Jonathon Bentley losing by fall to Ronald Broyles (HWT).
WHAT'S UP NEXT FOR THE SCOTS?
The Lyon men's wrestling team will look for its second consecutive victory over an American Midwest Conference opponent on Thursday when the Scots travel to Walnut Ridge to take on Williams Baptist College in a league dual at 6 p.m.