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Bengal Bouts: Semifinals, 155 pounds

Chris Allen, Megan Finneran, Kaitlyn Murphy, Allan Joseph and Matthew Robison | Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ryan ‘Dayman’  Slaney def. Andrew Bachinskas
 Senior Bachinskas brought the heat as soon as the bell rang, but midway through the first round Slaney got into the match, delivering a series of heavy blows. Bachinskas began the second round with just as much fire as the first, but again, the senior Slaney took control at the end of the second. The energy from both sides died down slightly in the third round, but Slaney held strong, landing a few more punches despite his fatigue than Bachinskas managed to. Via split decision, Slaney advanced to the finals.

Adam ‘Mad’ Cowden ‘Disease’ def. Kyle ‘No Name Just Game’ Kober

 Sophomore Cowden took no mercy in the first round, repeatedly finding contact and cornering freshman and fellow Sorin resident Kober. Kober refused to give in, finding the sophomore’s face on multiple occasions. Kober began the second round on a better foot, but Cowden’s experience showed through with his ability to move quickly and deliver jabs in key locations. After receiving aid to stop a bloodied nose, Cowden forced Kober into the ropes and maintained control of the third round. In the end, Cowden’s experience earned him a spot in the finals via a split decision.