Hilltopper Wrestlers Fall Short at Gannon

February 15, 2013

ERIE, Pa. The West Liberty University wrestling team came up just short in its final dual meet of the season Friday night, falling by a 25-19 count to host Gannon at the Hammermill Center.

Injuries once more sabotaged a quality effort by Coach Brian Davis's Hilltoppers (4-11). West Liberty didn't have a wrestler available to fill the 184-pound slot and the six points from that forfeit turned out to be the difference.

Despite the loss, several Hilltoppers turned in impressive performances.

Nick Wykoff rolled to a 20-3 technical fall at 149 pounds and David Schlieper bounced back from a 10-3 deficit to pin the hosts' Casey Price at 5:22 of their 165-pound bout.

Danny Doyle added three points to the WLU total with a gritty 3-2 decision at 197 pounds and 285-pound standout Mike Carpenter finished with a flourish, powering his way to a 23-5 technical fall in the final match of the night.

The Hilltoppers will spend the next few days recuperating from the season-long grind in preparation for the Super Region One championships, set to get under way on Friday at Kutztown (Pa.) University.

Gannon 25, West Liberty 19
125: Matt Turek (GU) tf. Joe Wagstaff, 21-5
133: Jose Matos (GU) d. Cole Nace, 9-3
141: Adam Weinell (GU) d. Johnny McComas, 11-4
149: Nick Wykoff (WLU) tf. Michael Krysiak, 20-3
157: Sean Floor (GU) tf. Daniel Carpenter, 16-0
165: David Schlieper (WLU) p. Casey Pace, 5:22
174: Adam Greenman (GU) d. Ben Giles, 3-2
184: Jermaine Easter (GU) won by forfeit
197: Danny Doyle (WLU) d. Kristopher Rahn, 3-1
285: Mike Carpenter (WLU) tf. Keith Stoerr, 23-5


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