LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee wrestling team dropped a 33-14 decision to Johns Hopkins on Saturday afternoon at Doremus Gym.
After a forfeit loss at 125 pounds, senior Sam Campbell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) got the Generals (2-16, 0-5) on the board with a technical fall (18-3, 7:00) victory over JHU junior Michael Koren (Las Vegas, Nev./Mesivta) at 133 pounds. W&L first-year Matt Howell (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles) then dropped a 16-3 major decision to junior Paul Marcello (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) at 141 pounds, while sophomore 149-pounder H.T. Kotchinian (Lowell, Mass./Belmont Hill) suffered a 2-1 setback against JHU sophomore Henry Stauber (Waccabuc, N.Y./John Jay).
Senior David Dennis (Sherman, W.Va./Ravenswood) posted his team-leading eighth pin of the season, felling Johns Hopkins sophomore Matt Fusaro (Huntington, N.Y./John Glenn) in 3:54 at 157 pounds to pull W&L to within 13-11 on the scoreboard.
Sophomore 165-pounder Dan Igel (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Bolles School) notched a 4-3 win over JHU junior Jody Gowen (Belmont, Mass./St. Paul's) to give the Generals a 14-13 lead, but W&L dropped matches at 174 and 184 pounds and conceded forfeits at 197 and 285 pounds as the Blue Jays (3-11, 2-1) pulled away for the win. First-year Zan Reed (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) dropped a 15-0 tech fall (5:14) to Hopkins first-year Travis Laska (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) at 174 and first-year Morgan Moskal (Roanoke, Va./North Cross) was defeated by JHU senior Ben Finelli (Ambler, Pa./Germantown Academy) at 184, 10-3.
Washington and Lee returns to action next Saturday when it hosts NYU and Ursinus for an 11:00 am tri-match.
-- GENERALS --
JOHNS HOPKINS 33, WASHINGTON AND LEE 14
125 – Paul Bewak (JHU) wins by forfeit (0-6)
133 – Sam Campbell (W&L) d. Michael Koren (JHU); TF 7:00; 18-3 (5-6)
141 – Paul Marcello (JHU) d. Matt Howell (W&L); 16-3 (5-10)
149 – Henry Stauber (JHU) d. HT Kotchinian (W&L); 2-1 (5-13)
157 – David Dennis (W&L) d. Matt Fusaro (JHU); Fall 3:54 (11-13)
165 – Dan Igel (W&L) d. Jody Gowen (JHU); 4-3 (14-13)
174 – Travis Laska (JHU) vs. Zan Reed (W&L); TF 5:14; 15-0 (14-18)
184 – Ben Finelli (JHU) d. Morgan Moskal (W&L); 10-3 (14-21)
197 – Evan Johnson (JHU) wins by forfeit (14-27)
285 – Rick Danilkowicz (JHU) wins by forfeit (14-33)