W&L Wrestling Falls to McDaniel and Ursinus

W&L Wrestling Falls to McDaniel and Ursinus

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team dropped a pair of Centennial Conference matches on Saturday at Muhlenberg College. 

The injury-depleted Generals were defeated by McDaniel by a score of 48-9 and W&L then fell to Ursinus, 40-13, in the second match.

Senior Ron Tassoni (Media, Pa. / Haverford School) and sophomore Alex Pollera (Warren, N.J. / Watchung Hills Regional) both went 2-0 on the day, while first-year Zach Bylykbashi (Southington, Conn. / Southington) went 1-1.

Tassoni moved to 26-2 overall with a pair of wins by decision at 184 pounds.  He notched a 10-4 victory over McDaniel's Nick Cross and then posted a 17-3 major decision over Cody Richmond of Ursinus. 

Pollera improved to 16-8 overall at 141 pounds with a win by injury default over Alvontae Drummond of McDaniel and a 6-4 win over Christian Hoogheem of Ursinus.

Bylykbashi led McDaniel's Ryan O'Boyle by a score of 14-1 in the third period, before suffering a loss by fall with 31 seconds left in the match.  The 133-pounder then recovered to post a pin over Ursinus' Brandon Greyson in 4:37.  The win tied Bylykbashi with Tassoni for the W&L season record for wins.  He is now 29-5 on the season.  Tassoni went 29-9 last year.

Washington and Lee returns to action next Saturday, when it takes on Stevens Tech and NYU in Hoboken, N.J.  Action begins at 11:00 am.

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McDANIEL 48, WASHINGTON AND LEE 9
125 – Mike O'Boyle (MC) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); Fall 2:09 [0-6]
133 – Ryan O'Boyle (MC) d. Zach Bylykbashi (W&L); Fall 6:29 [0-12]
141 – Alex Pollera (W&L) d. Alvontae Drummond (MC); inj. Def. [6-12]
149 – Trey Mitchell (MC) won by forfeit [6-18]
157 – Erik Meyer (MC) won by forfeit [6-24]
165 – Luke Yox (MC) won by forfeit [6-30]
174 – Ronnie Wuest (MC) won by forfeit [6-36]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Nick Cross; 10-4 [9-36]
197 – Jake Pooton (MC) won by forfeit [9-42]
285 – Taylor Avino (MC) won by forfeit [9-48] 

URSINUS 40, WASHINGTON AND LEE 13
125 – Chris Tan (UC) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 12-3 [0-4]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Brandon Greyson (UC); Fall 4:37 [6-4]
141 – Alex Pollera (W&L) d. Christian Hoogheem (UC); 6-4 [9-4]
149 – Derek Arnold (UC) won by forfeit [9-10]
157 – Alex Kramer (UC) won by forfeit [9-16]
165 – Nate Marsh (UC) won by forfeit [9-22]
174 – Corey Markovitch (UC) won by forfeit [9-28]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Cody Richmond (UC); 17-3 [13-28]
197 – Michael Newman (UC) won by forfeit [13-34]
285 – Zeb Pfeiffer (UC) won by forfeit [13-40]