WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. Ė The West Liberty wrestling team bounced back from a slow start and pulled away to a 32-13 victory against Ohio Valley in a dual meet at the ASRC.

Coach Brian Davisís Hilltoppers found themselves on the short end of a 13-6 score after the first four matches but thatís when the hosts slammed the door.

Andy Church stopped the bleeding for West Liberty with an 8-6 decision at 157 pounds and 165-pounder Jarrod Shaw put the Hilltoppers ahead to stay with a first-period fall against Kenneth Richards.

Matt Littleton kept things rolling with a technical fall at 174 with decisions by 184-pounder Derrick Williams and 285-pounder J.D. Ramsey wrapped around a Mitch Knapp forfeit at 197 to conclude the scoring.

The West Liberty mat squad hits the road Friday night for a 7 p.m. match at Mercyhurst and will remain in Erie, Pa. overnight for a 3 p.m. dual meet at Gannon on Saturday.

West Liberty 32, Ohio Valley 13
125: Preston Foster (WLU) won by forfeit
133: Anthony Emana (OVU) p. Pete McAtee, 1:45
141: John King (OVU) d. Matt Cunningham, 6-4
149: Chris Robins (OVU) d. Brian Leggett, 21-7
157: Andy Church (WLU) d. Garrett Wireman, 8-6
165: Jarrod Shaw (WLU) p. Kenneth Richards, 1:51
174: Matt Littleton (WLU) tf. Kobina Henriques, 17-2
184: Derrick Williams (WLU) d. Chase Long, 3-1
197: Mitch Knapp (WLU) won by forfeit
285: J.D. Ramsey (WLU) d. Blake Lucas, 2-0

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