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Lancers Take Fifth at Builder Invite

01/27/2008 -

The Longwood Lancers finished 5th overall at the 29th Annual Builder Invitational. Shorthanded, the team had 4 of their 7 entrants finish in the top 4 of their respective weight classes.

Leading the way for the Lancers was Shawn Nelson (141/Jr) with a 2nd place finish. In the first round, he fell to Scott Allen (SVU) in 2:44. He then wrestled back and defeated William Rothernberg (UCF) by an 11-8 decision.

Alex Vergara (133/So) finished 3rd overall in his bracket. He opened up with a 12-4 major decision over Jeff Jiron (APP). He then suffered a loss to Steve DeAugustino (UCF) by a major decision of 14-1 in the semi's. Alex went on to wrestle back and major decisioned Joseph Schwartz (UMBC) 18-5 and finished the tournament well with a pin over Matt Fortunato (TU) in 4:17 in the consolation finals.

Fourth place finishers included Dom Gary (165/So) and Alec Modine (285/Sr).

Final Team Scores:

1) University of Central Florida - 111.5
2) Apprentice School - 77.0
3) Southern Virginia University - 70.0
4) Towson University - 54.5
5) Longwood University - 51.5
6) University of Maryland (Baltimore Campus) - 50.0
7) Catawba College - 26.5