W&L Wrestling Goes 3-0 at the Southern Virginia Duels

W&L Wrestling Goes 3-0 at the Southern Virginia Duels

BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team posted three wins on Saturday at the Southern Virginia Duels.  The Generals knocked off Huntingdon (22-21), Greensboro (31-15) and Hampden-Sydney (50-0).

Washington and Lee has now won five straight matches and stands at 5-3 for the season.

In the win over Huntingdon, the Generals raced out to a 15-6 lead on the strength of pins by first-year 133-pounder Zach Bylykbashi (Southington, Conn. / Southington) and first-year 141-pounder Michael Dik (Boxford, Mass. / St. John's Prep).  Sophomore Brandon Lefore (Morgan Hill, Calif. / Ann Sobrato) posted a win by decision at 174 pounds and senior 184-pounder Ron Tassoni (Media, Pa. / Haverford School) notched a major decision for a 22-12 lead that the Hawks simply could not overcome.

Against Greensboro, sophomore Alex Pollera (Warren, N.J. / Watchung Hills Regional) posted a win by fall at 149 pounds and sophomore Zachary Papin (Carrollton, Texas / St. Mark's) also won by fall at 157-pounds to stake W&L to a 19-3 lead through the middle weight classes en route to the win.

Hampden-Sydney forfeited eight of the 10 weight classes, while Lefore won by technical fall at 174 pounds and sophomore Matt Kaminer (Hewlett, N.Y. / George W. Hewlett) won 3-2 at 285 pounds for the 50-0 win.

Washington and Lee returns to action on December 5 when it competes at the Ohio Northern Invitational.  Action begins at 9:00 am.

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WASHINGTON AND LEE 22, HUNTINGDON 21
125 – Mason Blakeney (HC) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 10-6 [0-3]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Ryan Brooks (HC); Fall 0:35 [6-3]
141 – Michael Dik (W&L) d. Matt Gilson (HC); Fall 5:00 [12-3]
149 – Alex Pollera (W&L) d. Jared Mercer (HC); 4-0 [15-3]
157 – Deon Maxwell (HC) d. Zachary Papin (W&L); 14-9 [15-6]
165 – Scott Clements (HC) won by forfeit [15-12]
174 – Brandon Lefore (W&L) d. Wyatt Miller (HC); 4-2 [18-12]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Cody Dixon (HC); 16-4 [22-12]
197 – Zachary Malone (HC) won by forfeit [22-18]
285 – Jesse Rowlen (HC) d. Matt Kaminer (W&L); 5-1 [22-21]

WASHINGTON AND LEE 31, GREENSBORO 15
125 – Drew Turner (GC) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 5-0 [0-3]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Gabriel Wilson (GC); 14-2 [4-3]
141 – Michael Dik (W&L) d. Jonathan Bennett (GC); 6-4 [7-3]
149 – Alex Pollera (W&L) d. Ricardo Cunha (GC); Fall 5:46 [13-3]
157 –Zachary Papin (W&L) d. Aaron Wise (GC); Fall 1:34 [19-3]
165 – Isaac Burt (GC) won by forfeit [19-9]
174 – Brandon Lefore (W&L) d. Andrew Chappell (GC); 14-1 [23-9]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Alexander Palmer (GC); 19-0 (2:06) [28-9]
197 – Emmanuel Garcia (GC) won by forfeit [28-15]
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) d. Vincent Wilson (GC); 7-3 [31-15]

WASHINGTON AND LEE 50, HAMPDEN-SYDNEY 0
125 – Ethan Hartman won by forfeit [6-0]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) won by forfeit [12-0]
141 – Michael Dik (W&L) won by forfeit [18-0]
149 – Alex Pollera (W&L) won by forfeit [24-0]
157 – Zachary Papin (W&L) won by forfeit [30-0]
165 – No Match
174 – Brandon Lefore (W&L) d. Ryan Averson (H-SC); 17-0 [35-0]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) won by forfeit [41-0]
197 – Evan Kueffner (W&L) won by forfeit [47-0]
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) d. Tyler Anthony (H-SC); 3-2