Boonville forfeits four matches in 48-27 setback; drops to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in NCMC

The Boonville Pirates wrestling team may have had only one more forfeit than the Fulton Hornets, but in the end the four actual losses in matches was just too much to overcome in a 48-27 loss Tuesday night in Fulton.
The Pirate wrestlers, dropping to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the NCMC, picked up wins (not forfeits) at 152 and 285. Fulton won matches at 120, 126, 160 and 195.
Boonville Pirates wrestling coach Christian Stock said not quite what he was hoping for.
“I thought going into this we might have a shot at winning this dual,” Stock said. “It just didn’t pan out that way.  I feel like there were more opens in this match than last Tuesday.  Again the focus of our dual competition is to win head to head in the matches wrestled and we came up short there.  We are very young at the lower weights and just need some match time.  Fulton has experience in those weights and not at the upper weights.  Our strengths really don’t match up.  I don’t think we wrestled that bad we just need more experience.  I know we will get that as we go on this season.  I think Dalton Williams wrestled a solid match again.  He is really progressing well this season.  I look forward to some other wrestlers to do the same.”
As for the two wins for Boonville, junior Charlie Pumel won his match by fall over Hunter Hampton in 1:54 in the 152-pound weight class. Meanwhile, at heavyweight, junior Dalton Williams defeated Tyrese Vaughn by a score of 3-0.
In other matches, Brayden McFarland lost by fall against Jackson Caswell in 1:21 in the 120-pound weight class. At 126, Eric Bundy lost by fall against Eston Dews in 2:39. At 160, Jaysen Bundy lost by fall against David Gibson in 3:17. Meanwhile, at 195, Dustyn Taylor lost by fall against Sheldyn Johnson in 3:33.
 The Boonville Pirates wrestling team will compete next on Thursday, Dec. 7th in a triangular meet at Eldon starting at 5 p.m. Sedalia Smith-Cotton will also take part in the triangular.