WVU Falls to Edinboro

By Scott Castleman
WVU Sports Information Office

February 18, 2006

EDINBORO, Pa. -- The West Virginia University wrestling team fell to Edinboro, 40-5, on Saturday, Feb. 18, at McComb Fieldhouse in Edinboro, Pa.

The Mountaineers (5-6, 4-1 EWL) could never get any momentum on the evening as the Fighting Scots (12-0, 6-0 EWL) won nine of the 10 bouts en route to their second undefeated in school history.

After Edinboro took the 125 and 133-pound bouts, freshman 141-pounder Brandon Rader got WVU on the board with a dominating 18-3 technical fall against Rick McLaughlin. The Parkersburg, W.Va., native led from the start, mounting a 10-1 lead through the first period. Rader added six points in the second period and ended the match early in the third with his fifth takedown.

Rader moved into a tie with Brent Miller for wins in a season as a freshman with 22 so far in 2006. He needs just three more wins to break into the top five in the record book.

Raderís win would stand as the lone victory for West Virginia on the evening as Edinboro rattled off six consecutive victories to close out the meet.

The Mountaineers will look to rebound tomorrow as they face Cleveland State in Cleveland at Woodling Gymnasium. Wrestling begins at 3 p.m.

Match Results (L, 40-5)
125: Ricky Deubel (EU) FALL Scott Stuart (WVU), 1:46
133: Shawn Bunch (EU) MAJOR Seth Lisa (WVU), 14-6
141: Brandon Rader (WVU) TECH Rick McLaughlin (EU), 18-3
149: Gregor Gillespie (EU) FALL Teddy Adams (WVU), 0:40
157: Matt Hill (EU) DEC Matt Lebe (WVU), 6-4 sv1
165: Deonte Penn (EU) FALL Larry Hall (WVU), 1:22
174: Eric Ring (EU) DEC Kurt Brenner (WVU), 7-1
184: Alex Clemsen (EU) DEC Chance Litton (WVU), 4-1
197: Joe Fendone (EU) FALL Jared Villers (WVU), 1:50
HWT: Jeremy Mosley (EU) DEC Matt Holsopple (WVU), 10-3

Official: John Nath

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