W&L Wrestling Drops Three Matches at McDaniel Quad

WESTMINSTER, Md. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team fell to 1-6 overall and 0-4 in the Centennial Conference with losses to Stevens (49-3), 14th-ranked Merchant Marines (51-0) and host McDaniel (39-9) on Saturday afternoon.

In the loss to Stevens (8-7-1, 1-0), the Generals forfeited the first two weight classes and fell behind 25-0 before junior David Dennis (Sherman, W.Va./Ravenswood) got W&L on the board with a 5-0 decision over William Sharkey at 165 pounds.  The Generals then forfeited three of the final four weight classes to close things out.

In the loss to USMMA (8-2, 2-0), four forfeits limited the Generals, whose closest individual match was a 10-8 loss by first-year Eric Fessel (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep) to James Beshada at 141 pounds.

In the finale against the Green Terror (4-8, 2-4), the Generals forfeited the first two weight classes and fell behind 15-0 before first-year H.T. Kotchinian (Lowell, Mass./Belmont Hill) recorded a 14-8 decision over Tim Hall at 149 pounds.  Senior Keith Jaworski (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) followed with a 6-3 win over Torin Lehmann at 157 pounds and first-year Daniel Igel (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Bolles School) notched an 11-5 decision over Matt Peters at 165 pounds to pull within 15-9. However, W&L forfeited in the final four weight classes to drop its sixth-straight dual match.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Johns Hopkins for a 1:00 pm dual match with the Blue Jays.

-- GENERALS --

Stevens (8-7-1, 1-0 CC) 49, Washington and Lee (1-4, 0-2 CC) 3
125:
Brandon Ling (S) won by forfeit; [S, 6-0]
133: Andrew Boehm (S) won by forfeit; [S, 12-0]
141: Ryan Bridge (S) maj. dec. Eric Fessel 13-5; [S, 16-0]
149: CJ Casserta (S) pinned Brian Ross 3:36; [S, 22-0]
157: Leo Dormann (S) dec. Keith Jaworski 6-1; [S, 25-0]
165: David Dennis (W) dec. William Sharkey 5-0; [S, 25-3]
174: Ryan Dormann (S) pinned Daniel Igel 4:18; [S, 31-3]
184: Jasn Nowakoski (S) won by forfeit; [S, 37-3]
197: Vincen t Termini (S) won by forfeit; [S, 43-3]
285: Joseph Lombardo (S) won by forfeit. [S, 49-3]

No. 14 Merchant Marine (8-2, 2-0 CC) 51, Washington and Lee (1-5,0-3 CC) 0
125:
Jordan Alfaro (M) won by forfeit; [M, 6-0]
133: no match; [M, 6-0]
141: James Beshada (M) dec. Eric Fessel 10-8; [M, 9-0]
149: Martin Bell (M) pinned Brian Ross 1:35; [M, 15-0]
157: Dan Twito (M) pinned Keith Jaworksi 2:15; [M, 21-0]
165: Vincent Renaut (M) inj.. def. David Dennis 3:00; [M, 27-0]
174: Scott Lowe (M) pinned Daniel Igel 2:32; [M, 33-0]
184: Erik Schott (M) won by forfeit; [M, 39-0]
197: Christian Psomas (M) won by forfeit; [M, 45-0]
285: Judd Connell (M) won by forfeit. [M, 51-0]

McDaniel (4-8, 2-4 CC) 39, Washington and Lee (1-6, 0-4 CC) 9
125:
PJ Farinella (M) won by forfeit; [M, 6-0]
133: Tom Goretsas (M) won by forfeit; [M, 12-0]
141: Mike Trancredi (M) dec. Eric Fessel 4-3; [M, 15-0]
149: H.T. Kotchinian (W) dec. Tim Hall 14-8; [M, 15-3]
157: Keith Jaworski (W) dec. Torin Lehmann 6-3; [M, 15-6]
165: Daniel Igel (W) dec. Matt Peters 11-5; [M, 15-9]
174: Chris Urps (M) won by forfeit; [M, 21-9]
184: Scott Forrester (M) won by forfeit; [M, 27-9]
197: Will Yeo (M) won by forfei t ; [M, 33-9]
HWT: Brock Glotfelty (M) won by forfeit. [M, 39-9]