No. 21/23 WVU Goes 3-0 at Mountaineer Quad
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (November 8, 2015) – Four Mountaineers posted perfect records as the No. 21/23 West Virginia wrestling team went 3-0 to open the season at the Mountaineer Quad on Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. WVU topped Drexel, 26-7, before winning a 26-14 dual against Campbell. The Mountaineers capped the day with a thrilling 22-14 victory over rival Arizona State.
No. 3/4 Zeke Moisey (125) and No. 16/18 Dylan Cottrell (157) each went 3-0 on the day, with Moisey recording a major decision and Cottrell adding a major and a tech. fall. Parker VonEgidy (174) registered a trio of major decisions, while No. 9 Jacob A. Smith (197) had a pair of bonus-point victories, including a pin that led WVU to the win over the Sun Devils.
“I think we battled the whole time, every match today,” said second-year head coach Sammie Henson. “I think we had some great things like we always do as well as some things we need to work on. I felt like our guys went out there as a team and competed together as a team. I really thought that came through in the final match.”
West Virginia officially opened the season against Drexel, taking a 6-0 lead with decision wins by Moisey (125) and Cory Stainbrook (133). The Dragons earned wins at 141 and 149 pounds, giving Drexel the 7-6 advantage with a bonus-point victory at 149. Cottrell won a 10-2 major at 157 pounds over Drexel’s Richard Viruet to put the Mountaineers back in front, 10-7. Ross Renzi followed up with a 4-1 decision over Austin Rose at 165 pounds while VonEgidy recorded his first major of the day by a score of 9-1 over Nicholas Elmer. Bubba Scheffel (184) then topped Stephen Loiseau, 2-1, as West Virginia took a 16-7 advantage. Smith (197) and A.J. Vizcarrondo (HWT) picked up decision wins to give the Mountaineers the 26-7 victory.
Moisey started WVU off with a 4-0 lead over Campbell, scoring a 16-4 major decision over Tyler Walker at 125 pounds. The Camels took a win a 133 pounds to cut the deficit to one point, down 4-3, before Tony DeAngelo padded the WVU lead with a pin of Zack Barker in 6:44 at 141 pounds, putting the score at 10-4. Campbell won a major decision at 149 pounds before the Mountaineers responded with a 23-7 tech. fall by Cottrell over Daniel Richardson early in the third period at 157. WVU dropped the 165-pound match but gained four points with a 12-4 major decision by VonEgidy over Matthew Olauson at 174 pounds, putting the Mountaineers on top 19-11. The Camels took a win at 184 pounds to cut the deficit to five at 19-14, but a major decision at 197 by Smith over Austin McNeil, 13-1, put the match away. Vizcarrondo tacked on a few more points with a 2-0 decision win over Jere Heino as the Mountaineers earned the 26-14 triumph.
Looking to make it three in a row over Arizona State, Moisey opened with a 6-2 decision over Mikel Perales at 125. Stainbrook won an injury default at 133 pounds to put WVU ahead, 9-0. Back-to-back wins by the Sun Devils at 141 and 149 cut into the lead, but Cottrell earned a 6-2 decision over Oliver Pierce at 157 to push the Mountaineers in front by six at 12-6. Renzi lost a heartbreaker in sudden victory at 165 pounds, but VonEgidy struck back with an 11-2 major decision over Preston McCalmon at 174 as WVU took a 16-9 lead. No. 4 Blake Stauffer topped Scheffel in a 4-1 decision at 184 to put the score at 16-12 going into the final two matches.
Smith and Josh Dasilveira battled a tight match at 197, going scoreless through the first period before Smith took a 3-2 lead after an escape and a pair of stalling calls on Dasilveira in the second. Dasilveira tied the score with an escape early in the third before scoring a takedown on Smith to lead 5-3. With under 30 seconds to go in the bout and ASU looking for a crucial win, Smith scored a reversal on Dasilveira to tie the score at 5-5 before putting his back to the mat for the pin at 6:38. The Sun Devils won a 6-2 decision at heavyweight, but were deducted a team point midway through the 197-pound match as West Virginia claimed its third straight win over Arizona State by a score of 22-14, moving the series to 3-1 in favor of WVU in the Sammie Henson/Zeke Jones era.
The Mountaineers head to Troy, New York, next Sunday to compete in the Northeast Duals. WVU will square off with Michigan (11:15 a.m.), Buffalo (1:15 p.m.) and Oregon State (3:15 p.m.) in a trio of dual matches at Hudson Valley Community College.
WVU 22 Arizona State 14
November 8, 2015
125: Zeke Moisey (WEVI) over Mikel Perales (ARST) (Dec 6-2)
133: Cory Stainbrook (WEVI) over Dalton Brady (ARST) (Inj. 3:55)
141: Robert Mathers (ARST) over Anthony DeAngelo (WEVI) (Dec 11-6)
149: Matthew Kraus (ARST) over Jake S. Smith (WEVI) (Dec 3-2)
157: Dylan Cottrell (WEVI) over Gene `Oliver` Pierce (ARST) (Dec 6-2)
165: Jacen Petersen (ARST) over Ross Renzi (WEVI) (SV-1 3-1)
174: Weston `Parker` VonEgidy (WEVI) over Preston McCalmon (ARST) (MD 11-2)
184: Blake Stauffer (ARST) over Jakob `Bubba` Scheffel (WEVI) (Dec 4-1)
197: Jacob A. Smith (WEVI) over Joshua Dasilveira (ARST) (Fall 6:38)
285: Tanner Hall (ARST) over Anthony Vizcarrondo (WEVI) (Dec 6-2)
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WVU 26 Campbell 14
November 8, 2015
125: Zeke Moisey (WEVI) over Daniel Ariola (CAMP) (MD 16-4)
133: Nathan Kraisser (CAMP) over Cory Stainbrook (WEVI) (MD 15-6)
141: Anthony DeAngelo (WEVI) over Zack Barker (CAMP) (Fall 6:44)
149: Quentin Perez (CAMP) over Jake S. Smith (WEVI) (MD 14-3)
157: Dylan Cottrell (WEVI) over Daniel Richardson (CAMP) (TF 23-7 5:39)
165: Paul Duggan (CAMP) over Timothy Wheeling (WEVI) (Dec 5-2)
174: Weston `Parker` VonEgidy (WEVI) over Matthew Olauson (CAMP) (MD 12-4)
184: Ville Heino (CAMP) over Jakob `Bubba` Scheffel (WEVI) (Dec 3-1)
197: Jacob A. Smith (WEVI) over Austin McNeil (CAMP) (MD 13-1)
285: Anthony Vizcarrondo (WEVI) over Jere Heino (CAMP) (Dec 2-0)
WVU 26 Drexel 7
November 8, 2015
125: Zeke Moisey (WEVI) over Zachary Fuentes (DREX) (Dec 5-3)
133: Cory Stainbrook (WEVI) over Franco Ferraina (DREX) (Dec 7-4)
141: Kevin Devoy (DREX) over Anthony DeAngelo (WEVI) (Dec 8-3)
149: Matthew Cimato (DREX) over Jake S. Smith (WEVI) (MD 17-7)
157: Dylan Cottrell (WEVI) over Richard Viruet (DREX) (MD 10-2)
165: Ross Renzi (WEVI) over Austin Rose (DREX) (Dec 4-1)
174: Weston `Parker` VonEgidy (WEVI) over Nicholas Elmer (DREX) (MD 9-1)
184: Jakob `Bubba` Scheffel (WEVI) over Stephen Loiseau (DREX) (Dec 2-1)
197: Jacob A. Smith (WEVI) over Joshua Murphy (DREX) (Dec 10-4)
285: Anthony Vizcarrondo (WEVI) over Joseph Goodhart (DREX) (Dec 2-1)
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