W&L Wrestling Loses to McDaniel and Ursinus

W&L Wrestling Loses to McDaniel and Ursinus

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team lost to McDaniel (27-22) and Ursinus (37-13) on Saturday in Collegeville, Pa. Once again, the Generals (2-14, 0-6) competed with less than a full squad, forfeiting four weight classes in each match.

Junior Ron Tassoni (Media, Pa./Haverford School) improved to 23-6 on the season at 184 pounds, defeating Nicholas Cross of McDaniel, 12-3, and earning a 12-4 victory over Robert Rein of Ursinus. Tassoni is just three wins away from breaking the W&L season record for wins held by Jim Crytzer '77 and Sam Campbell '12.

W&L had two other wrestlers win both of their matches on Saturday. First-year Evan Kueffner (Grass Lake, Mich./Lumen Christi Catholic) pinned Ricky Tisinger of McDaniel 3:10 into the match at 197 pounds, and then pinned Paul Aaroe of Ursinus at the 2:16 mark.

At 285 pounds, first-year Matt Kaminer (Hewlett, N.Y./George W. Hewlett) pinned Rob Donovon of McDaniel in 4:38, and then defeated Zachary Trauger of Ursinus, 5-0.

First-years Alex Pollera (Warren, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional) and Zachary Papin (Carrollton, Texas/St. Mark's) each picked up a win against McDaniel. Pollera defeated Anthoney Savage, 8-7, at 141 pounds, and Papin had a 15-10 win over Benjamin Mitchell at 149 pounds.   

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts NYU and Stevens Institute beginning at 11:00 am.

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McDANIEL 27, WASHINGTON AND LEE 22
125 – Nathan Franz (MC) wins by forfeit [0-6]
133 – Ryan O'Boyle (MC) wins by forfeit [0-12]
141 – Alex Pollera (W&L) d. Anthoney Savage (MC); 8-7 [3-12]
149 – Zachary Papin (W&L) d. Benjamin Mitchell (MC); 15-10 [6-12]
157 – Erik Myers (MC) wins by forfeit [6-18]
165 – Logan Yox (MC) wins by forfeit [6-24]
174 – Jake Pooton (MC) d. Sal Diaz (W&L); 11-5 [6-27]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Nicholas Cross (MC); 12-3 [10-27]
197 – Evan Kueffner (W&L) d. Ricky Tisinger (MC); Fall 3:10 [16-27]
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) d. Rob Donovan (MC); Fall 4:38 [22-27]

URSINUS 37, WASHINGTON AND LEE 13
125 – Chris Tan (UC) wins by forfeit [0-6]
133 – Keven Hoogheem (UC) wins by forfeit [0-12]
141 – Christian Hoogheem (UC) d. Alex Pollera (W&L); 10-4 [0-15]
149 – Derek Arnold (UC) d. Zachary Papin (W&L); Fall 1:55 [0-21]
157 – Richard Jasinski (UC) wins by forfeit [0-27]
165 – Gnoleba Seri (UC) wins by forfeit [0-33]
174 – Cody Richmond (UC) d. Sal Diaz (W&L); 13-2 [0-37]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Robert Rein (UC); 12-4 [4-37]
197 – Evan Kueffner (W&L) d. Paul Aaroe (UC); Fall 2:16 [10-37]
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) d. Zachary Trauger (UC); 5-0 [13-37]