Grapplers pinned at quadrangular
Brandon Hurt continued to show signs of improvement, and Leif Goleman moved his record to 12-1 at 152 pounds, but it wasn't enough, as De Soto lost a pair of duals at the Bonner Springs quadrangular Tuesday.
Hurt and Goleman went 2-0 at the tournament and provided the Wildcats with their only wins against Kaw Valley powers Bonner Springs and Santa Fe Trail.
Bonner Springs pinned six Wildcats on their way to a 66-18 win over De Soto. Hurt and Goleman pinned both of their opponents.
Undefeated freshman Eric Erisman sat out of the action because of illness.
The Chargers knocked off De Soto 51-25 by pinning five Wildcats. Chad Falke was the only Wildcat to lose a match by decision at 140 pounds.
Hurt won his match with a 2-0 decision against Santa Fe Trail, while Goleman shut out his opponent 13-0.
Nicole Husted earned her first win in the two years she has wrestled for De Soto. The victory came in the second period of a junior varsity match against Bonner Springs.
Immaculata was also scheduled to compete at the quadrangular, but didn't have a team available.
Although his team lost a couple of matches, De Soto coach Eric Deyoe likes to see his wrestlers earning experience against the heavyweights that roam the Kaw Valley conference.
"Both Santa Fe Trail and Bonner Springs are really talented programs in a very tough league," Deyoe said. "We have a young team with talent that is constantly improving. The mat time against these programs is always good."
The Wildcats travel to Osawatomie for a tournament Saturday. Action is set to begin at 9 a.m.