Sunday, December 17, 2017

No. 22/17 LHU dominates Bloomsburg in EWL opener, sweeps (3-0) Bald Eagle Duals

The LHU wrestling team capped a perfect 3-0 day with an exclamation point as the Bald Eagles closed the day with a dominating win over rival Bloomsburg in Lock Haven’s 2017-18 Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) opener.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The No. 22/17 Lock Haven University wrestling team (4-0, 1-0 EWL) continued to flex its muscles as LHU went 3-0 on the day, competing at the Bald Eagle Duals.

Today’s quad meet hosted by LHU at the Liberty Arena in Williamsport, Pa., marked the facility’s first collegiate wrestling event in its history and Lock Haven downed Wheeling Jesuit 32-11 before dropping Messiah 34-6. The Bald Eagles closed the day with another strong effort as they rolled over rival Bloomsburg in Lock Haven’s Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) opener.

Luke Werner (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty), No. 13 Ronnie Perry (Christiana, Pa./Solanco), Jonathan Ross (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern York), No. 8 Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Kennard-Dale (Oklahoma State) and Jared Siegrist (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) were all a perfect 3-0 on the day.

Marsteller (165) was 3-0 with two tech falls and a pin. He’s now a perfect 19-0 on the season. Perry (149) was 3-0 with three tech falls. He extended his win streak to 12 matches and now has 85 career wins as he looks to become the 20th LHU wrestler in school history with 100 career wins.

Werner won by forfeit, before registering two majors at 125, Ross was 3-0 at 157 and Siegrist was 3-0 at 174.

On the day, Corey Hazel (Spring Mills, Pa./Penns Valley) was 2-0 at 184 and Kyle Shoop (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) was 2-1 at 141.

Lock Haven opened the day with a dominating 32-11 win over No. 23 (DII) Wheeling Jesuit (4-1). The Bald Eagles won seven of 10 bouts and got tech falls from both Perry (149) and Marsteller (165). DJ Fehlman (Warren, Pa./Warren) added a major at 133, and Siegrist needed just 56 seconds to pin Justice Avery at 174.

In LHU’s second match of the day the Bald Eagles rolled by No. 14 (DIII) Messiah (4-4), 34-6. Lock Haven won eight of 10 bouts. LHU got tech falls from Shoop (141), Perry (149) and Siegrist (174). Werner won by major at 125 and Marsteller recorded a pin at 165.

LHU capped the day in style, winning nine of 10 bouts in the lopsided 37-2 win over Bloomsburg (2-3, 1-1 EWL). The Bald Eagles recorded four tech falls and two majors. Thomas Haines (Quarryville, Pa./Solanco (Ohio State), ranked No. 13 at 285, only saw action vs. Bloomsburg, but he put an exclamation on the big conference win with a thrilling tech fall. He extended his win streak to nine matches.

Lock Haven entered today’s action with a 1-0 dual meet record. On Friday, Dec. 1, LHU upset Rutgers for the Bald Eagles first dual-win of the season.

LHU was ranked No. 22 in the most recent USA Today/NWCA Coaches’ poll and the Bald Eagles were ranked No. 17 in this week’s InterMat Dual Meet rankings.

Bout-by-Bout Results

Lock Haven 32 – Wheeling Jesuit 11
125: Luke Werner (LHU) wins by forfeit; LHU leads 6-0
133: DJ Fehlman (LHU) major dec. Jaylen Hill (WJU) 11-3; LHU leads 10-0
141: Tyler Warner (WJU) dec. Kyle Shoop (LHU) 3-2; LHU leads 10-3
149: #13 Ronnie Perry (LHU) tech fall Daniel Romero (WJU) 16-0, 1:55; LHU leads 15-3
157: Jonathan Ross (LHU) dec. Connor Craig (WJU) 5-3; LHU leads 18-3
165: #8 Chance Marsteller (LHU) tech fall Keegan Driscoll (WJU) 18-2, 4:58; LHU Leads 23-3
174: Jared Siegrist (LHU) pinned Justice Avery (WJU) 0:56; LHU leads 29-3
184: Corey Hazel (LHU) dec. Aidan Pasiuk (WJU) 5-0; LHU leads 32-3
197: Saywer Leppla (WJU) dec. Tristan Sponseller (LHU) 7-4; LHU leads 32-6
285: Terrance Fanning (WJU) tech fall Derek Dragon (WJU) 16-0, 4:43; Lock Haven wins 32-11

Lock Haven 34 – Messiah 6
125: Luke Werner (LHU) major dec. Sean Redington (MC) 15-7; LHU leads 4-0
133: #10 Hunter Harris (MC) dec. DJ Fehlman (LHU) 12-11; LHU leads 4-3
141: Kyle Shoop (LHU) tech fall Nick Nunez (MC) 17-2, 6:44; LHU leads 9-3
149: #13 Ronnie Perry (LHU) tech fall Stephen Maloney (MC) 26-11; LHU leads 14-3
157: Jonathan Ross (LHU) dec. Lee Cassel (MC) 7-0; LHU leads 17-3
165: #8 Chance Marsteller (LHU) pinned Kevin Diehl (MC) 1:18; LHU leads 23-3
174: Jared Siegrist (LHU) tech fall David Stevens (MC) 24-6, 6:50: LHU leads 28-3
184: Trey Hartsock (LHU) dec. #9 Derek Beitz (MC) 11-8; LHU leads 31-3
197: #4 Kyle Koser (MC) dec. Tristan Sponseller (LHU) 5-4: LHU leads 31-6
285: Derek Dragon (LHU) dec. Dan Kiser (MC) 8-4; Lock Haven wins 34-6

Lock Haven 37 – Bloomsburg 2
125: Luke Werner (LHU) major dec. Andrew Massetti (BU) 14-4; LHU leads 4-0
133: Andy Schutz (BU) dec. DJ Fehlman (LHU) 3-1; LHU leads 4-3
141: Kyle Shoop (LHU) tech fall Shawn Orem (BU) 16-0, 2:00; LHU leads 9-3
149: #13 Ronnie Perry (LHU) tech fall Ryan Stocku (BU) 24-9, 6:20; LHU leads 14-3
157: Jonathan Ross (LHU) major dec. Kevin Laubach (BU) 11-2; LHU leads 18-3
165: #8 Chance Marsteller (LHU) tech fall Nate Newberry (BU) 19-3, 3:20; LHU leads 23-3
174: Jared Siegrist (LHU) dec. Kyle Murphy (BU) 4-3; LHU leads 26-3
184: Corey Hazel (LHU) dec. Trevor Allard (BU) 5-3; LHU leads 29-2*
197: Tristan Sponseller (LHU) dec. Logan Womelsdorf (BU) 7-4; LHU leads 32-2
285: Thomas Haines (LHU) tech fall Bruce Graeber (BU) 15-0, 5:19; Lock Haven wins 37-2
*Bloomsburg was deducted a team point for control of the mat during the 184-bout

*individual rankings = InterMat

Up next, the Lock Haven Classic:
On Friday, Dec. 29, LHU will host the 2017 Lock Haven Classic tournament. Action will get underway at 9:30 a.m. with several Bald Eagles set to hit the mats. It will mark the seventh annual Lock Haven Classic and the Bald Eagles are coming off their first title. Last year when LHU won, it marked the sixth different champion as Lock Haven (2016), Pittsburgh (2015), Hofstra (2014), Michigan State (2013), Bloomsburg (2012) and Michigan (2011) have each claimed a past title.
A look ahead to the Southern Scuffle:
For the first time since 2010, Lock Haven will return to the prestigious Southern Scuffle Tournament. The 2018 Southern Scuffle kicks off on New Year's Day. The two-day (Jan. 1 – 2) tournament is hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The Bald Eagles attended the Southern Scuffle every season from 2004 to 2010 and their highest finish in seven appearances came in 2004 (11th). Seth Martin is Lock Haven's only Southern Scuffle champion (2006, 157-lbs.).

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