Hilltopper Wrestlers Drop Thursday Night Dual

November 19, 2015

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. The West Liberty University wrestling team dropped a 32-6 decision to unbeaten and No. 17-ranked Wheeling Jesuit in dual meet action Thursday night at the ASRC.

With nationally-ranked wrestlers in each of the first three weight classes, the visiting Cardinals (5-0) were able to grab a quick 13-0 lead and Coach Mitch Smith's Hilltoppers (1-5) weren't able to sustain a comeback.

Eric VandenBossche put West Liberty on the board when he edged Reyse Wallbrown, 9-8, in a crowd-pleasing 157-pound match.

West Liberty heavyweight Tyler Dodd gave the home fans something to smile about in the final match of the night when he came up with a takedown in in the first sudden-victory period to take a 3-1 overtime decision against WJU's Corey Siegfried.

The Hilltoppers will be idle over the weekend but hit the road on Monday for a 7 p.m. non-conference dual at Millersville (Pa.).

No. 17 Wheeling Jesuit 32, West Liberty 6
125: Dustin Warner (WJU) d. Zach Brown, 6-2
133: Nolan Whitely (WJU) p. Johnathan Spence, 2:42
141: Preston Bowshier (WJU) md. Josh Cornell, 14-1
149: Dominick Nania (WJU) d. Anthony Craig, 7-2
157: Eric VandenBossche (WLU) d. Reyse Wallbrown, 9-8
165: Peyton Geary (WJU) d. DeMadre Turner, 13-9
174: Clayton Ray (WJU) d. Daniel Carpenter, 1:23
184: Sawyer Leppla (WJU) md. Doug Sizemore, 12-4
197: Terrance Fanning (WJU) d. Garrett Vulcano, 6-2
285: Tyler Dodd (WLU) d. Corey Siegfried, 3-1, SV-1

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