January 5, 2013

Ohio Northern Defeats W&L Wrestling, 31-7

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team suffered a 31-7 setback against Ohio Northern on Saturday afternoon at Doremus Gym.

After the 125 match was not contested, ONU (6-1) jumped out to a 6-0 lead with wins by decision at 133 and 141 pounds.  However, the Generals (0-6) countered with wins at 149 and 157 pounds to take a 7-6 lead halfway through the match.

Sophomore Conor Duffey (Boxford, Mass. / Brooks School) got W&L on the board when he posted a 5-0 win over sophomore Nick Pataro at 149 pounds.  Junior Dan Igel (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. / Bolles School) then notched a 12-4 major decision over first-year T.J. Calton to give the Generals the lead.

The Polar Bears then seized control of the match by winning 9-3 at 165 pounds and then posting two technical falls, followed by a pair of wins by fall for the 31-7 final.

Washington and Lee returns to action next Saturday when it hosts the W&L Invitational.  Action begins at 10:00 am.

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Ohio Northern 31, Washington and Lee 7
125 – No Match
133 – Jeremy Jones (ONU) d. Adam Davis (W&L); 6-0 [0-3]
141 – Cody Harting (ONU) d. Tyler Kaelin (W&L); 7-0 [0-6]
149 – Conor Duffey (W&L) d. Nick Pataro (ONU); 5-0 [3-6]
157 – Dan Igel (W&L) d. T.J. Calton (ONU); 12-4 [7-6]
165 – Tyler Gargano (ONU) d. Zac Richey (W&L); 9-3 [7-9]
174 – Kyle Kwiat (ONU) d. Ron Tassoni (W&L); Tech Fall 17-0 (4:22) [7-14]
184 – Kyle Raber (ONU) vs. Morgan Moskal (W&L); Tech Fall 19-1 (4:01) [7-19]
197 – Michael Pawlitz (ONU) d. Connor Smithson (W&L); Fall 0:29 [7-25]
285 – Cody Lovejoy (ONU) d. Grant Cokeley (W&L); Fall 1:01 [7-31]