No. 9 CMU Surprises No. 5 Ranked Missouri

Updated 2/14/2009
Story courtesy of Central Michigan University athletic media relations

COLUMBIA, Mo. - True freshman Scotti Sentes pinned Troy Doylan at 125 pounds, and ninth-ranked Central Michigan went on to win six of the first seven bouts in a 22-14 win at No. 5 Missouri Friday night.

The fifth-ranked Tigers are the highest-ranked opponent CMU has defeated since a 21-13 win over No. 4 Michigan last season. The Chippewas (15-2-1 overall) improved to 3-1-1 against top-10 ranked opponents this season. Missouri falls to 17-4 overall.

Sentes's fall at 125 pounds was his third of the season. He improved to 21-5 overall with the win. Sentes was leading 11-1 when he stuck Dolan at the 5:51 mark.

Conor Beebe and Tony D'Alie then followed with decisions at 133 and 141 pounds, respectively, before Steve Brown scored bonus points with a 10-2 major decision at 149 pounds.

Beebe scored takedowns in both of the first two periods and used a 2:15 riding time advantage for his 6-5 decision at 133. A third-period takedown by D'Alie sent the 141-pound bout to overtime tied at 3-3; D'Alie tallied a takedown and three-point nearfall in sudden victory for the 8-3 decision.

Brown scored four takedowns and had a riding time advantage of 4:41 in his major decision at 149. His victory gave CMU a 16-0 lead on the scoreboard.

Michael Chandler claimed Missouri's first win of the match with a technical fall at 157 pounds. CMU, however, answered with decisions by Trevor Stewart and Mike Miller at 165 and 174 pounds, respectively, to stretch its lead to 22-5 with three matches remaining.

A second-period escape and riding time were enough for a 2-0 decision for Stewart at 165. Miller, facing No. 5-ranked Raymond Jordan, tied the score at 1-1 with a third-period escape and was the recipient of a penalty point when Jordan was called for stalling later in the third period.

The loss was just the third of the season for Jordan, who fell to 28-3 overall.

Missouri claimed decisions in each of the final three bouts, including a 4-2 decision by Dorian Henderson over Vince DiDona at 184. The match was tied 1-1 after regulation and 2-2 after both Henderson and DiDona scored escapes in the first tiebreaker. Henderson's takedown in the second sudden victory period was the difference.

CMU is back in action Sunday, visiting Northern Illinois for a Mid-American Conference dual at 1 p.m.

No. 9 Central Michigan 22, No. 5 Missouri 14
125: No. 9 Scotti Sentes (CMU) pin Troy Doylan, 5:51
133: No. 20 Conor Beebe (CMU) dec. Todd Schavrien, 6-5
141: Tony D'Alie (CMU) dec. No. 10 Marcus Hoehn, 8-3 SV1
149: No. 13 Steve Brown (CMU) maj. dec. Andrew Sherry, 10-2
157: No. 8 Michael Chandler (MU) tech. fall Tyler Grayson, 16-0 at 5:23
165: No. 12 Trevor Stewart (CMU) dec. No. 5 Nick Marable, 2-0
174: No. 9 Mike Miller (CMU) dec. No. 5 Raymond Jordan, 2-1
184: Dorian Henderson (MU) dec. No. 20 Vince DiDona, 4-2
197: No. 4 Max Askren (MU) dec. Eric Simaz, 12-5
285: No. 1 Mark Ellis (MU) dec. Jarod Trice, 2-1