WVU Downs Lock Haven

By Scott Castleman
WVU Sports Information Office

February 11, 2007

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The West Virginia University wrestling team won its second consecutive Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) dual when it defeated Lock Haven, 25-11, on Sunday, Feb. 11, in Lock Haven, Pa.

WVU (4-4, 3-1 EWL) claimed seven of 10 bouts including the last four to defeat the Bald Eagles (7-5, 1-3 EWL) for the second year in row.

After LHU’s Obeson Blanc won the 125-pound match, redshirt freshman Mark Anderson got the Mountaineers going by winning a 4-1 decision over Danny Lopes.

Lock Haven regained the lead in the next bout though as they took advantage of West Virginia’s Brandon Rader still not being able to wrestle due to illness when Zach Kell downed Vince Gioiella 7-1.

David Jauregui (149) knotted the bout again when he bounced Donnie Ament by a score of 7-2. After scoring just two points through two periods, the Santa Ana, Calif., native tallied a pair of takedowns in the third and earned another point for riding time.

Junior Zac Fryling tallied the biggest upset of the day when he squeaked by No. 8-ranked Seth Martin, 2-1. Martin chose to start from the bottom in the third period with the score 0-0 and was allowed up by Fryling. With just 15 seconds in the match the Lancaster, Pa., native got the takedown he needed for his second win of the weekend.

Landis Wright’s win at 165-pounds would be Lock Haven’s last of the day as Kurt Brenner (174), Chance Litton (184), No. 15 Jared Villers (197) and Dustin Rogers (285) all scored wins for WVU. None of the four grapplers allowed their opponents to score more than four points.

The Mountaineers return to action when they host No. 10 Edinboro on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the WVU Coliseum at 7:30.

Dual Meet Results
WVU 25 Lock Haven 11
125: No. 11 Obeson Blanc (LHU) TECH Scott Stuart (WVU), 21-5 (6:40)
133: Mark Anderson (WVU) DEC Danny Lopes (LHU), 4-1
141: Zach Kell (LHU) DEC Vince Gioiella (WVU), 7-1
149: David Jauregui (WVU) DEC Donnie Ament (LHU), 7-2
157: Zac Fryling (WVU) DEC No. 8 Seth Martin (LHU), 2-1
165: Landis Wright (LHU) DEC Eric Connolly (WVU), 12-7
174: Kurt Brenner (WVU) DEC Michael Metzger (LHU), 5-3
184: Chance Litton (WVU) DEC Tom Kocher (LHU), 5-4
197: No. 15 Jared Villers (WVU) DEC Jeremie Cook (LHU), 8-1
HWT: Dustin Rogers (WVU) DEC Ben Hepburn (LHU), 3-1

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