LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team dropped a 32-6 decision to Ohio Northern on Saturday afternoon at Doremus Gymnasium.
The Generals (0-4) trailed 6-0 entering the match at 141 pounds following a double forfeit at 125 pounds and a W&L forfeit at 133 pounds. First-year Michael Rodgers (Allentown, Pa. / Allentown Central Catholic) posted a victory in the first contested match when he recorded a 5-0 win over senior Cody Harting (Springfield, Ohio / Kenton Ridge) in the 141-pound match.
After a loss at 149 pounds, senior Dan Igel (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. / Bolles School) pulled the Generals to within 11-6 with a 3-1 win over junior Kyle Brezovec (Aurora, Ohio / Aurora) at 157 pounds. However, that would be as close as W&L would get as the Polar Bears (4-2) won the final five matches for their second-straight win over W&L.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts the W&L Invitational at 9:00 am.
OHIO NORTHERN 32, WASHINGTON AND LEE 6
125 – No Match
133 – Cole Cochran (ONU) won by forfeit [6-0]
141 – Michael Rodgers (W&L) d. Cody Harting (ONU); 5-0 [6-3]
149 – Steven Feucht (ONU) d. Josh Weldon (W&L); TF, 15-0 (4:49) [11-3]
157 – Dan Igel (W&L) d. Kyle Brezovec (ONU); 3-1 [11-6]
165 – Colt Lovejoy (ONU) d. Mac Evarts (W&L); 6-3 [14-6]
174 – Tyler Gargano (ONU) d. Ron Tassoni (W&L); 7-3 [17-6]
184 – David Woolley (ONU) d. Zac Richey (W&L); 7-5 (OT) [20-6]
197 – Michael Pawlitz (ONU) d. Bennett Lewis (W&L); Fall 1:38 [26-6]
285 – Cody Lovejoy (ONU) d. Grant Cokeley (W&L); Fall 3:44 [32-6]