Fanning and Bowman Take Final Two Bouts for Cardinals Win over Marauders

February 12, 2016

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. With the pressure on, Terrance Fanning and Logan Bowman took the final two bouts and propelled Wheeling Jesuit wrestling over Millersville, 20-19 on criteria, Friday night.

Trailing 19-13, the Cardinals (9-6) needed victories at both 197 and 285-weight classes for the dual match victory. Fanning pulled out a 3-2 win via riding time over the Marauders' Colton Dull. Continuing his strong late season push, Bowman turned a 1-1 third-period tie into a 5-2 decision win and tied the team score at 19-19.

"We were fortunate to get a win tonight against an opponent that was ready to go. We gave up bonus points in three matches, and it's really hard to win dual meets when you do. Last year, we lost a dual very similar to this at Shippensburg late in the season on the road and this year we found a way to win it. That's a positive on a night that didn't really go well for us," said WJU head coach Sean Doyle.

The Cardinals coach continued, "Terrance Fanning and Logan Bowman did fantastic jobs finishing out the dual under pressure. It is good to see guys in that situation because you learn a little about them."

Along with the Fanning and Bowman decisions, WJU won four of the other eight matches for six of the 10 on the night. Dominick Nania (149) earned a major decision, while Nolan Whitely (133), Reyse Wallbrown (157) and Keegan Driscoll (165) had decision wins.

Millersville (6-8) started the night with a bonus point as Austin Camacci upset WJU's Dustin Warner, 16-6 by major decision. At 133, Whitely shot in and took down the Marauders' Alex Baider with 20 seconds left in the match for a 6-4 win for a 4-3 home match score.

Following a Millersville pin, Wheeling Jesuit ran off three wins in a row.

Nania continued his dominate season. The 149-pounder scored a first-period takedown and two second-period reversals of Nick Haegele for a 6-0 lead. The Cardinals junior outscored his foe, 3-1, in the final period for a 9-1 major decision and improved to 23-5 on the year.

Wallbrown snapped a tough-run of matches for his 14th victory of the season. Reyse led from the start over Millersville's D.J. Mele with a 4-1 early lead, before he recorded the 7-5 win.

At 165, freshman Driscoll held the advantage over Seth Decker the entire match and won 10-5 by decision. The Driscoll win gave WJU its first lead 13-10.

The Marauders took the next pair of matches and regained a 19-13 lead and set up the final two match-deciding bouts.

WJU wraps up its road dual matches of the season Saturday night. The Cardinals take the mat for a 7 p.m. dual at the Griffins of Seton Hill.

"The best part (now) is that we get to go back at it tomorrow night against another solid opponent," explained Doyle. "We have four guys that are not very happy about the result tonight and they will be anxious to get back on the mat."

Wheeling Jesuit 20, Millersville 19
125 Austin Camacci (Mill) def. Dustin Warner (WJ) - (MD 16-6) Mill 4-0
133 Nolan Whitely (WJ) def. Alex Baider (Mill) (6-4) Mill 4-3
141 Thomas Nulty (Mill) def. Damon Outward (WJ) (Fall 6:24) Mill 10-3
149 Dominick Nania (WJ) def. Nick Haegele (Mill) (MD 9-1) Mill 10-7
157 Reyse Wallbrown (WJ) def. D.J. Mele (Mill) 7-5 Tied 10-10
165 Keegan Driscoll (WJ) def. Seth Decker (Mill) (9-5) WJ 13-10
174 Nick Mancini (Mill) def. Dean Meyer (WJ) (Fall: 3:52) Mill 16-13
184 Kyle Narber (Mill) def. Sawyer Leppla (WJ) (8-6) Mill 19-13
197 Terrance Fanning (WJ) def. Colton Dull (Mill) (3-2 Riding time) Mill 19-16
285 Logan Bowman (WJ) def. David Wuesnter (Mill) (5-2) Tied 19-19

Wheeling Jesuit wins match on criteria, 20-19


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