West Lib over Battlers

January 14, 2014

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. The West Liberty University wrestling team delighted a home crowd at the ASRC Tuesday night by rolling to a 36-9 dual meet victory against Alderson-Broaddus.

Coach Brian Davis's Hilltoppers (2-1) bolted out to a quick start and the Battlers (1-12) never recovered.

After Zach Brown got things going with a decision at 125, Bryce Gainer (133) and Joe Wagstaff (141) followed with pins and West Liberty was well on its way.

Bryan Skoff (157), Mike Emery (165) and Eric Antesberger (174) also took decisions for the hosts, who also collected forfeits at 197 and 285 to wrap up the scoring.

Alderson-Broaddus, a first-year NCAA Division II program under the guidance of former Hilltopper All-American and assistant coach Mitch Smith, claimed its only win on the mat with an overtime decision at 184 pounds and picked up forfeit points at 149.

West Liberty will be back on the home mat tomorrow night in a much stiffer test when No. 11-ranked Mercyhurst (Pa.) rolls into the ASRC for a dual meet. The match is set for a 7 p.m. start.

West Liberty 36 Alderson-Broaddus 9
125: Zach Brown (WLU) d. Cody Buchanan, 7-3
133: Bryce Gainer (WLU) p. Jason West, 2:30
141: Joe Wagstaff (WLU) p. Sam Jones, 5:07
149: Tyler Cross (A-B) won by forfeit
157: Bryan Skoff (WLU) d. Cody Spinks, 6-5
165: Mike Emery (WLU) d. Keith Stednitz, 8-3
174: Eric Antesberger (WLU) d. Davis Solak, 8-1
184: Garrett Onderko (A-B) d. Doug Sizemore, 4-2, TB-1
197: Danny Doyle (WLU) won by forfeit
285: Aaron Silverio (WLU) won by fofeit

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