Mercyhurst Tops Toppers

January 15, 2014

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. Nationally-ranked Mercyhurst won the first five matches and never looked back Tuesday night in handing the West Liberty University wrestling team a 31-9 setback at the ASRC.

Coach Brian Davis's Hilltoppers (2-2) put up a good fight against the No. 11 Lakers (8-1) but couldn't quite close the deal in several matches.

While Mercyhurst picked up a forfeit at 149 and won seven of the nine matches on the mat, five of the Lakers' seven wins were decided by margins of three points or less or in overtime.

Mike Emery got the Hilltoppers on the board when he pinned Clint Schaefer at 5:10 of their 165-pound match. Danny Doyle rounded out the West Liberty scoring with a 3-1 decision against Brian Beattie at 197.

The Hilltoppers return to action Saturday morning with a 10 a.m. match against Wheeling Jesuit University at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling.

No. 11 Mercyhurst 31, West Liberty 9
125: Ryan Bohince (MU) d. Zach Brown, 3-0
133: Kody Young (MU) d. Bryce Gainer, 9-6
141: Dylan D'Urso (MU) p. Joe Wagstaff, 3:30
149: Jeremy Landowski (MU) won by forfeit
157: Francis Mizia (MU) d. Bryan Skoff, 5-2
165: Mike Emery (WLU) p Clint Schaefer, 5:10
174: August Mizia (MU) md. Eric Antesberger, 12-0
184: Dakota DesLauriers (MU) d. Doug Sizemore, 3-1
197: Danny Doyle (WLU) d. Brian Beattie, 3-1
285: Andy Welton (MU) d. Aaron Silverio, 4-2 TB-1

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