Rally past Seton Hill

February 18, 2014

GREENSBURG, Pa. The West Liberty University wrestling team won four of the last five matches here Tuesday night and rallied to a 20-16 victory at Seton Hill.

Trailing 13-6 midway through the match, Mike Emery put Coach Brian Davis's Hilltoppers (5-4) on the comeback trail with a 6-3 win against Brett Smith at 165 pounds.

Eric Antesberger and Danny Doyle then put West Liberty ahead to stay, 17-13, with back-to-back major decisions at 174 and 184, respectively.

The Griffins (4-14) stayed alive with a win at 197 but Hilltopper heavyweight Aaron Silverio locked up the victory for the Black and Gold with an 8-5 win against Ryan Simonica in the 285-pound match.

West Liberty goes back on the road Thursday for a tough test against No. 18-ranked Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio. The dual is set for a 7 p.m. start.

West Liberty 20 Seton Hill 16
125: Zach Brown (WLU) won by forfeit
133: Andrew Schutz (SHU) d. Bryce Gainer, 4-3
141: AJ Fisher (SHU) md. Cole Nace, 12-3
149: Kevin Laubach (SHU) d. Daniel Carpenter, 10-4
157: Zach Voytek (SHU) d. Bryan Skoff, 5-2
165: Mike Emery (WLU) d. Brett Smith, 6-3
174: Eric Antesberger (WLU) md. Tyler Mohlhenrich, 11-3
184: Danny Doyle (WLU) md. Tyler Dombrowski, 12-3
197: Morris Lawson (SHU) d. Joey Congie, 6-3
285: Aaron Silverio (WLU) d. Ryan Simonica, 8-5


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