WEST LIBERTY 25 MERCYHURST 13
ERIE, Pa. - No. 12 West Liberty State scored a pair of pins in the middle weights to break open a close dual and take a 25-13 final from No. 11 Mercyhurst at the MAC.
The Lakers fell behind 10-0 entering the bout at 149, but and Andy Lamancusa notched back-to-back wins to cut it to 10-7. Zanetta, wrestling up a weight, notched an impressive 15-3 win over Joey Hagedorn to get Mercyhurst on the board. Lamancusa followed with a 6-1 decision at 157 over Brad Steinbach.
After the Hilltoppers notched a pin at 165, No. 4 Zack Schafer and No. 6 Tommy Clark squared off at 174. In a see-saw bout, the two wrestlers battled back and forth. Schafer fell behind 6-3 before taking the lead, but Clark scored the 9-8 final to put West Liberty ahead 19-7.
West Liberty scored another win by fall at 184, before the Lakers claimed decisions in the final two bouts. Trevor Gallo notched a 9-2 win at 197 and Kenny Bluska scored a flurry of late points to capture a 5-1 victory at heavyweight.
Lucas Huffman (WL) DEC. over Payne Lint (MC)
Matt Mossor (WL) MD over Braxdon Scaletta (MC)
Doug Surra (WL) DEC over Leonard Calhoun (MC)
J.J. Zanetta (MC) MD over Joey Hagedorn (WL)
Andy Lamancusa (MC) DEC over Justin Goneau (WL)
Brad Steinbach (WL) WBF over Hudson Harrison (MC)
Tommy Clark (WL) DEC over Zack Schafer (MC)
Chris Gibbs (WL) WBF over Gerred Tolson (MC)
Trevor Gallo (MC) DEC over Chad Snider (WL)
Kenny Bluska (MC) DEC over Joey McGee (WL)
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