WEST LIBERTY THUMPS EAST STROUDSBURG AT MID-ATLANTIC DUALS
January 8, 2011
ASHLAND, Ohio A convincing 28-13 victory against No. 19 East Stroudsburg highlighted the No. 15 West Liberty University wrestling teams day at Saturdays inaugural Mid-Atlantic Duals.
Hilltopper All-American Mitch Knapp was named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the event, which was held in the Kates Gymnasium on the campus of Ashland University.
Knapp, ranked No. 3 nationally at 197 pounds, more than lived up to his advance billing with a decision, a major decision and a first-period fall in his three matches.
After opening with the win against East Stroudsburg, the West Liberty team dropped a 26-10 verdict to No. 18 Ashland and came out on the short end of a 34-10 score against Gannon.
Seth Phalen also went unbeaten on the day for the Hilltoppers.
Phalen, a senior ranked No. 4 nationally at 157 pounds, matched Knapp with a decision, a major decision and a first-period fall.
West Liberty goes back on the road Saturday for a triangular meet with Kutztown (Pa.) and Seton Hill at Kutztown.
(at Ashland, Ohio)
No. 15 West Liberty 28, No. 19 East Stroudsburg 13
125 Foster (WL) wins by forfeit
133 McAtee (WL) wins by forfeit
141 Hluschak (ES) d. Stemen (WL), 8-0
149 Gavin (WL) d. Grassi (ES), 9-0
157 Phalen (WL) p. Wilton (ES), 1:36
165 Shaw (WL) d. Dunn (ES), 8-2
174 Jacobs (ES) d. Littleton (WL), 6-2
184 McKeown (ES) d. Donley (WL), 6-2
197 Knapp (WL) d. Ebewo (ES), 3-2
285 Weaver (ES) d. Ramsey (WL), 3-2
No. 18 Ashland 26, No. 15 West Liberty 10
125 Mandara (AU) d. Foster (WL), 6-1
133 Meyer (AU) d. McAtee (WL), 12-3
141 Kanaga (AU) d. Stemen (WL), 13-1
149 Genetin (AU) d. Gavin (WL), 9-4
157 Phalen (WL) d. Hoff (WL), 8-6
165 Shaw (WL) d. Piatt (AU)
174 Kelly (AU) p. Littleton (WL), 4:00
184 Thatcher (AU) d. Donley (WL), 7-3
197 Knapp (WL) d. Kerrigan, 14-3
285 Southwick (AU) d. Ramsey, 2-1 (OT)
Gannon 34, West Liberty 10
125 Matos (GU) d. Foster (WL), 7-6
133 Fleming (GU) p. McAtee (WL), 2:54
141 Milanak (GU) d. Stemen (WL), 6-2
149 Swope (GU) d. Gavin (WL), 3-2
157 Phalen (WL) d. Brehm (GU), 10-2
165 McKendree (GU) d. Shaw (WL), 3-2
174 Petrella (GU) d. Littleton (WL), 9-1
184 Boyd (GU) p. Doyle (WL), 5:59
197 Knapp (WL) p. Russell (GU), 2:44
285 Martz (GU) wins by forfeit
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