November 19, 2011

W&L Wrestling Drops a Pair of Matches in W&L Fall Classic

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team was in action on Saturday afternoon, hosting the W&L Fall Classic.  The Generals went 0-2 on the day, falling to East Tennessee State, 29-27, and dropping a 34-10 decision to Liberty.

Against East Tennessee State, the Generals won three of the four contested matches, but could not overcome forfeits in four weight classes.  W&L also dropped four matches by forfeit to the Flames and won three of the six contested matches.

First-years Conor Duffey (Boxford, Mass./Brooks School) and Zan Reed (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), and junior Brian Ross (Brick, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) all went 2-0 on the day to lead the Generals.

At 141 pounds, Duffey opened his day with a pin of ETSU's Robert Simpson in 1:16 and finished with a 9-4 decision over Liberty's Andrew Goolsby. Reed pinned Christopher Miller of ETSU in 1:39 before posting an 8-6 win over Liberty's Bobby Lefew. Ross won his opener at 149 pounds by forfeit, then posted a 9-1 win over Aaron Beverly of Liberty.

Washington and Lee returns to action on December 3 when it takes part in the Ohio Northern Invitational beginning at 9:00 am.

-- GENERALS --

EAST TENNESSEE STATE 29, WASHINGTON AND LEE 27
125 – Ian McKinley (ETSU) won by forfeit (0-6)
133 – Sam Campbell (W&L) won by forfeit (6-6)
141 – Conor Duffey (W&L) d. Robert Simpson (ETSU); Fall 1:16 (12-6)
149 – Brian Ross (W&L) won by forfeit (18-6)
157 – HT Kotchinian (W&L) d. Nicholas Shields (ETSU); 6-4 (21-6)
165 – Zan Reed (W&L) d. Christopher Miller (ETSU); Fall 1:39 (27-6)
174 – Josh Ford (ETSU) won by forfeit (27-12)
184 – Logan Ridenhour (ETSU) d. Morgan Moskal (W&L); 18-2 TF 4:49 (27-17)
197 – James Hagan (ETSU) won by forfeit (27-23)
285 – Spencer Keck (ETSU) won by forfeit (27-29)

LIBERTY 34, WASHINGTON AND LEE 10
125 – Jeremy Beall (LU) won by forfeit (0-6)
133 – Justin Branham (LU) d. Sam Campbell (W&L); 9-5 (0-9)
141 – Conor Duffey (W&L) d. Andrew Goolsby (LU); 9-4 (3-9)
149 – Pete Crawford (LU) d. HT Kotchinian (W&L); 10-6 (3-12)
157 – Brian Ross (W&L) d. Aaron Beverly (LU); 9-1 (7-12)
165 – Zan Reed (W&L) d. Bobby Lefew (LU); 8-6 (10-12)
174 – Mark Busse (LU) won by forfeit (10-18)
184 – Jack Neblett (LU) vs. Morgan Moskal (W&L); 18-8 (10-22)
197 – Aaron Thompson (LU) won by forfeit (10-28)
285 – Andrew Wilson (LU) won by forfeit (10-34)