BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team evened its season record at 2-2 with a 38-18 win over Southern Virginia on Thursday evening at the Knights Sports Arena.
After falling behind 12-6 early with a pair of forfeit losses, the Generals rebounded to win six of the seven contested matches to pull away for the 20-point win.
Sophomore Bennett Lewis (St. Louis, Mo. / Westminster Christian) and first-years Zachary Papin (Carrollton, Texas / St. Mark's), George Matelich (Larchmont, N.Y. / Rye Country Day) and Matt Kaminer (Hewlett, N.Y. / George W. Hewlett) all recorded wins by fall, while junior Ron Tassoni (Media, Pa. / Haverford School) and first-year Brandon Lefore (Morgan Hill, Calif. / Ann Sobrato) both notched major decisions.
The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host Ferrum and King's (Pa.) for a tri-match at 11:00 am.
WASHINGTON AND LEE 38, SOUTHERN VIRGINIA 18
125 – Jacob Seaburg (SVU) wins by forfeit [0-6]
133 – Alex Pollera (W&L) wins by forfeit [6-6]
141 – Cole Honeycutt (SVU) wins by forfeit [6-12]
149 – Zachary Papin (W&L) d. Harry Day; Fall 1:14 [12-12]
157 – Dallin Tritapoe (SVU) d. Marshall Olszewski (W&L); Fall 5:52 [12-18]
165 – Brandon Lefore (W&L) d. Travis Trahan (SVU); 12-4 [16-18]
174 – George Matelich (W&L) d. Hunter Gonzalez (SVU); Fall 2:53 [22-18]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Michael Kilstrom (SVU); 14-4 [26-18]
197 – Bennett Lewis (W&L) d. Caleb West (SVU); Fall 2:00 [32-18]
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) d. Bradyn Tuttle (SVU); Fall 3:40 [38-18]
Exhibition - Sal Diaz (W&L) d. Stephen Parker (SVU); Fall 2:00