KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The St. Andrews University wrestling team competed at the Fire Duals in Kissimmee, Florida this week, where the Knights lost a pair of matches to the University of Central Florida and Southeastern University (Fla.) at Osceola High School.
UCF defeated St. Andrews 39-9 in the opening match, then Southeastern eked out a 29-25 victory over the Knights.
Two Knights — sophomore Kavoris Perry (165 pounds) and junior Isaac King (157 pounds) — posted 2-0 records at the duals. King defeated UCF’s Austin Bailey by a 15-8 decision, then scored a 17-8 major decision victory over Southeastern’s Tim Dinsdale. The returning national qualifier has won his last nine matches and improved to 13-3 overall this year.
Perry scored two pinfall victories in his bouts and has now won four matches in a row. Now 5-5 on the year, Perry won by pin over UCF’s Tarek Mokhtar at the 4:35 mark and followed with a pin against Southeastern’s Zach Wood at 2:27.
Senior Dashon Eure also helped the Knights with a victory in the second bout, defeating Southeastern’s Aaron Wiechel by a 10-6 decision.
St. Andrews dropped to 3-6 overall this season after the defeats and will look to rebound when it returns to the mat Jan. 8 against West Virginia Tech..