Tech Splits Tri

December 10, 2016
Liberty University, Lynchburg VA

LYNCHBURG, Virginia -- Senior Terry Nance II and junior Jephte Jeanpaul scored falls and WVU Tech wrestling split a triangular Saturday in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Golden Bears defeated Southern Virginia University 31-18 and fell to Liberty University 40-12.

In the loss to Liberty, Jeanpaul earned six points for the Golden Bears with a fall over Andrew Burgette at 157 pounds. At 197, Nance pinned his SVU opponent, Caleb West, at 4:48.

Junior Corey Palmer won at 165 by major decision over Jared Watts (SVU) while senior Paul Gonzalez picked up a win at 133 with a 9-4 decision over Jayson Cody (SVU). The remainder of the Gold and Blue's team points against Southern Virginia were earned by forfeit.

Tech, who is 2-3 in duals this season, will hit the mat again next year when they travel to Lexington, Virginia for the Washington and Lee Invitational January 7, 2017.

WVU Tech 31 Southern Virginia University 18

125 Double Forfeit
133 Paul Gonzales (West Virginia Tech (W.Va.)) over Jayson Cody (Southern Virginia University) (Dec 9-4)
141 Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech (W.Va.)) over Unknown (For.)
149 Leland Swafford (West Virginia Tech (W.Va.)) over Unknown (For.)
157 Jephte Paul (West Virginia Tech (W.Va.)) over Unknown (For.)
165 Corey Palmer (West Virginia Tech (W.Va.)) over Jared Watts (Southern Virginia University) (MD 19-5)
174 Keaton Gomez (Southern Virginia University) over Louis Bernard (West Virginia Tech (W.Va.)) (Fall 0:22)
184 Matthew Rohrdanz (Southern Virginia University) over Unknown (For.)
197 Terry Nance (West Virginia Tech (W.Va.)) over Caleb West (Southern Virginia University) (Fall 4:48)
285 Ryan Norwood (Southern Virginia University) over Justice Horn (West Virginia Tech (W.Va.)) (Fall 6:28)

Liberty University 40 WVU Tech 12

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