West Liberty Tops OV

January 28, 2014

VIENNA, W.Va. The West Liberty University wrestling team won the last four matches here Tuesday night and rallied to a 24-13 victory against Ohio Valley in dual meet action on the Fighting Scots' mat.

It was the second consecutive dual win and third in the last four matches for Coach Brian Davis's resurgent Hilltoppers (4-2).

Zach Brown got West Liberty off to a good start with a decision at 125 but Ohio Valley (1-7) rebounded with wins in four of the next five matches to take a 13-6 lead into the 174-pound match.

Bryan Skoff's 3-1 decision over OVU's Tyler Green at 157 was the lone Hilltopper triumph during that stretch.

Eric Antesberger sparked the West Liberty comeback with a second-round pin of Austin Antill at 174 to pull the Hilltoppers within a single point at 13-12.

Doug Sizemore put the Black and Gold ahead to stay, 15-13, with a 4-2 decision over Ben Willard at 184 and Dan Doyle wrapped things up with an 8-2 win against Kobina Henriques at 197. The Hilltoppers tacked on a forfeit win at 285 to post the final margin.

West Liberty returns to action on Sunday night with a 7 p.m. match against Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio

West Liberty 24, Ohio Valley 13
125: Zach Brown (WLU) d. Tyree Gardner, 3-1
133: Cory Parsons (OVU) d. Joe Wagstaff, 6-3
141: Josue Rodriguez (OVU) d. Dillon Nolte, 6-5
149: Nick Varazashvili (OVU) md. Daniel Carpenter, 14-5
157: Bryan Skoff (WLU) d. Tyler Green, 3-1
165: Jabari Irons (OVU) d. DeMadre Turner, 6-2
174: Eric Antesberger (WLU) p. Austin Antill, 3:29
184: Doug Sizemore (WLU) d. Ben Willard, 4-2
197: Dan Doyle (WLU) d. Kobina Henriques, 8-2
285: Aaron Silverio (WLU) won by forfeit

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