ASU (6-8 overall; 4-3 SoCon) jumped out to a 12-0 lead thanks to Dominic Parisi, who defeated Dakota Leach by pinfall in 2:51 at 125 pounds, and Vito Pasone, who won his match by forfeit at 133.
John Petrov of SIUE pucked up three points as he defeated Javon Johnson of the Apps at 141 pounds, but the Mountaineers took command by winning the next two bouts.
Dylan Cottrell picked up six points as he pinned Karston Van Velsor of SIUE for an 18-3; Aaron Scott made it 21-3 as he defeated Logun Taylor 5-4 at 157 pounds.
SIUE picked up three consecutive wins to narrow the gap to nine points at 21-12, but Tyler Radford defeated Josh Wood 8-5 at 197 pounds to clinch the match; Denzel Dejounette closed things out with a 6-5 win over David Devine at 285.
The Mountaineers travels to Bules Creek, N.C. on Saturday, March 8 for the SoCon championships. Campbell will be the host school.
BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State SIUE
Varsity Gym Boone, N.C.
125- Dominic Parisi (APP) won by pin over Dakota Leach (SIUE) 2:51 (App leads 6-0)
133- Vito Pasone (APP) won by forfeit. (App leads 12-0)
141- John Petrov (SIUE) won by decision over Javon Johnson (APP) 14-10. (App leads 12-3)
149- Dylan Cottrell (APP) won by pin over Karsten Van Velsor (SIUE) (App leads 18-3)
157- Aaron Scott (APP) won by decision over Logun Taylor (SIUE) 5-4 (App leads 21-3)
165- Matt Lester (SIUE) won by decision over Zack Strickland (APP) 8-7 (App leads 21-6)
174- Jake Residori (SIUE) won by decisio over Colin Hedash (APP) 5-4 (App leads 21-9)
184- Deshoun White (SIUE) won by decision over Nick Vetell (APP) 3-2 (App leads 21-12)
197- Tyler Radford (APP) won by decision over Josh Wood (SIUE) 8-5 (App leads 24-12)
285- Denzel Dejournette (APP) won by decision over David Devine (SIUE) 6-5 (App wins 27-12)