W&L Wrestling Competes at the Gettysburg Quad

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team competed in the Gettysburg Quad on Saturday afternoon, finishing the event with one win and a pair of losses.

The Generals (2-12, 0-1) opened with a 31-16 Centennial Conference loss to the host Bullets and then fell to Hunter College by a score of 47-3.  W&L then rebounded to post a 22-15 victory over Washington & Jefferson in the final match of the day.

In the loss to the Bullets (2-1, 1-0), the Generals fell behind 6-0 following a forfeit loss at 125 pounds, but they then won the next four weight classes to claim a 16-6 lead heading into the 165-pound weight class. 

Senior Sam Campbell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) posted a 9-5 win over Matt Spano at 133 pounds and first-year Conor Duffey (Boxford, Mass./Brooks School) logged a 12-2 major decision over Tony Stannell at 141 pounds for a 7-6 lead.  Sophomore H.T. Kotchinian (Lowell, Mass./Belmont Hill) then recorded a 7-2 victory at 149 pounds for a 10-6 lead and the advantage swelled to 16-6 following a forfeit win by sophomore Dan Igel (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Bolles School) at 156 pounds.  The momentum changed hands in the following match, as senior David Dennis (Sherman, W.Va./Ravenswood) fell to Zach Thompson at 165 pounds and the Bullets recorded wins at the next two weight classes before taking forfeit victories at 197 and 285 pounds in claiming the conference win.

In the loss to Hunter (5-3), the Generals claimed just one victory as Dennis recorded a 2-1 decision over Jesse Capello-Colon at 165 pounds.

In the win over the Presidents (1-4), W&L jumped out to a 22-0 lead before dropping the final three matches.  After the 125-pound weight class was a double forfeit, the Generals took a 3-0 lead following a 7-6 decision by Campbell over Zachary Cecchetti at 133 pounds.  Duffey notched a 6-5 win over Josh Etzel at 141 pounds for a 6-0 advantage and the lead grew to 9-0 on a 6-2 win by Kotchinian over Rojo Stephenson at 149 pounds.

Igel gave W&L a 13-0 lead after a major decision (14-6) over Chris Leva at 157 pounds and Dennis logged a 2-1 win over David Dibendetto at 165 pounds for a 16-0 lead.  First-year Marino Orlandi (Stanton, N.J./Blair Academy) completed the run with a pin of Matt Barton in 4:07 for a 22-0 lead.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts the W&L Invitational at the Warner Center beginning at 10:00 am.

-- GENERALS --

GETTYSBURG 31, WASHINGTON AND LEE 16
125 – Abe Evans (GC) won by forfeit (0-6)
133 – Sam Campbell (W&L) d. Matt Spano; 9-5 (3-6)
141 – Conor Duffey (W&L) d. Tony Stannell; 12-2 (7-6)
149 – HT Kotchinian (W&L) d. Pat Thomas; 7-2 (10-6)
156 – Dan Igel (W&L) won by forfeit (16-6)
165 – Zach Thompson (GC) d. David Dennis; 9-4 (16-9)
174 – Jared Leon (GC) d. Marino Orlandi; 16-2 (16-13)
184 – Mike Sheehan (GC) d. Morgan Moskal; Fall 3:34 (16-19)
197 – Marshall Puls (GC) won by forfeit (16-25)
285 – Kevin Poplaski (GC) won by forfeit (16-31) 

HUNTER 47, WASHINGTON AND LEE 3
125 – Kenneth Albert (HC) won by forfeit (0-6)
133 – Ryan Gerondel (HC) d. Sam Campbell; 10-0 (0-10)
141 – Sean Messina (HC) d. Conor Duffey; Fall 2:08 (0-16)
149 – Chris Gogatz (HC) d. HT Kotchinian; 3-2 (0-19)
157 – Matt Cartusciello (HC) d. Dan Igel; Fall 4:24 (0-25)
165 – David Dennis (W&L) d. Jesse Capello-Colon; 2-1 (3-25)
174 – Luke Pragdat (HC) d. Marino Orlandi; 11-3 (3-29)
184 – Jordan Donahue (HC) d. Morgan Moskal; Fall 3:40 (3-35)
197 – Musa DeReese (HC) won by forfeit (3-41)
285 – Leon Bodden (HC) won by forfeit (3-47)

WASHINGTON AND LEE 22, WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON 15
125 – Not Contested
133 – Sam Campbell (W&L) d. Zachary Cecchetti; 7-6 (3-0)
141 – Conor Duffey (W&L) d. Josh Etzel; 6-5 (6-0)
149 – HT Kotchinian (W&L) d. Rojo Stephenson; 6-2 (9-0)
157 – Dan Igel (W&L) d. Chris Leva; 14-6 (13-0)
165 – David Dennis (W&L) d. David Dibendetto; 2-1 (16-0)
174 – Marino Orlandi (W&L) d. Matt Barton; Fall 4:07 (22-0)
184 – Eric Kohr (W&J) d. Morgan Moskal; 8-3 (22-3)
197 – Braden Fyffe (W&J) won by forfeit (22-9)
285 – Taylor Potts (W&J) won by forfeit (22-15)