Saturday, January 6, 2018

Lycoming College Warriors sweep at Pa./N.Y. Duals

Sophomore Travis Ogden posted a pin against RIT to help the Warriors to a comeback win.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Using big bonus-point wins in the first match and splitting the eight contested bouts in the second helped the Lycoming College wrestling team to a pair of wins at the Pa./N.Y. Duals at King’s College on Saturday, Jan. 6, downing RIT, 20-18, and Oswego, 24-16.


A run of 15 points in the final four matches helped lift Lycoming (7-2 overall) to a narrow 20-18 win over RIT (3-4 overall) in the meet’s opening match, as ninth-ranked junior Garrett Wesneski (Canton, Pa./Canton Area) provided an undramatic 17-0 second-period technical fall to seal the win.

Wesneski’s win over Morris at the 3:35 mark of the match sealed a Warrior comeback from down 15-5 after the first six bouts. Eighth-ranked senior Brandon Conrad (Bloomsburg, Pa./Bloomsburg Area), who is now 99-41 in his career, started the comeback with an 11-3 major decision over RIT’s Joe Lupisella at 174 to make it 15-9. After an RIT decision at 184 make it 18-9, sophomore Travis Ogden (Clearfield, Pa./Clearfield Area), wrestling for the first time since November, provided a pin of Joe Monteleone to make it 18-15, setting up Wesneski’s meet-clinching win.

The Warriors’ lone win in the first six bouts came from 10th-ranked junior Trevor Corl (Howard, Pa./Bellefonte Area) at 149 pounds, as he notched an 18-0 technical fall of Zarek Thomas.

In the second meet, the Warriors split the eight contested bouts before getting pushed over the edge in the 24-16 win over Oswego (2-2 overall) with a pair of forfeits at 197 and 285 pounds.

After Oswego jumped out to a 7-0 lead, the Warriors got on the board with freshman Ethan Landis (Canton, Pa./Canton) posting a 5-3 win over Justin DeLucia at 141 pounds, starting a run of three straight decisions, as Corl posted a 3-0 win over Rocco Russo at 149 and sophomore Hadyn Swartwood (Jersey Shore, Pa./Jersey Shore Area) added a 4-2 win over Joey Bush at 157, giving Lycoming a 9-7 lead. After Oswego posted a pin at 174 to take a 13-9 lead, Conrad notched a 2-0 win over Troy Seymour, listed as honorable mention ind3wrestle.com’s individual rankings. Oswego won the next match in overtime to get a 16-12 lead, but the forfeit wins in the final two bouts sealed it for Lycoming.

The Warriors get back on the mat on Friday, Jan. 12, when they begin the two-day Budd Whitehill National Duals in Lamade Gym. The 16-team event will kick off at 9 a.m.

Lycoming 20, RIT 18
125: Andrew Flanagan (RIOT) over Cameron Terry (LYCO) (Dec 5-4)
133: Alex Prunoske (RIOT) over Eric Hunt (LYCO) (Dec 10-9)
141: Shane Murphy (RIOT) over Andres Aguilar (LYCO) (Dec 5-2)
149: Trevor Corl (LYCO) over Zarek Thomas (RIOT) (TF 18-0 2:43)
157: Kaidon Winters (RIOT) over Hadyn Swartwood (LYCO) (Dec 2-0)
165: Colby Hall (RIOT) over Kevin Keppler (LYCO) (SV-1 4-2)
174: Brandon Conrad (LYCO) over Joe Lupisella (RIOT) (MD 11-3)
184: Trevor Snow (RIOT) over Bradley Miccio (LYCO) (TB-1 10-6)
197: Travis Ogden (LYCO) over Joe Monteleone (RIOT) (Fall 2:21)
285: Garrett Wesneski (LYCO) over Wyatt Morris (RIOT) (TF 17-0 3:35)

Lycoming 24, Oswego 16
125: Hunter Howland (SUOS) over Cameron Terry (LYCO) (MD 22-11)
133: Evan Corso (SUOS) over Eric Hunt (LYCO) (Dec 13-6)
141: Ethan Landis (LYCO) over Justin DeLucia (SUOS) (Dec 5-3)
149: Trevor Corl (LYCO) over Rocco Russo (SUOS) (Dec 3-0)
157: Hadyn Swartwood (LYCO) over Joey Bush (SUOS) (Dec 4-2)
165: Alex Herringshaw (SUOS) over Kevin Keppler (LYCO) (Fall 0:27)
174: Brandon Conrad (LYCO) over Troy Seymour (SUOS) (Dec 2-0)
184: Jeff Lombardi (SUOS) over Kyle Bennett (LYCO) (Dec 8-7)
197: Travis Ogden (LYCO) over (SUOS) (For.)
285: Garrett Wesneski (LYCO) over (SUOS) (For.)

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