LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team dropped to 2-4 on the season with a 27-16 setback against John Carroll at the Warner Center on Friday evening.
The Generals fell behind 12-0 after the first three weight classes, but recovered to win each of the next three to pull within 12-10 entering the 174-pound weight class.
Junior Zachary Papin (Carrollton, Texas / St. Mark's) got W&L on the board with an 11-10 victory over Shane Ging at 149 pounds. First-year Shane Conners (Mount Airy, Md. / South Carroll) then posted a 5-2 win over Daniel Novak at 157 pounds and first-year Joe Scott (Efland, N.C. / Orange) notched a 14-2 major decision over Blake Dixon at 165 pounds.
However, the Blue & White would get no closer as junior Brandon Lefore (Morgan Hill, Calif. / Ann Sobrato) dropped a tight 3-1 decision to Jimmy Suhayda at 174 pounds and first-year Iszak Morgan (Portage, Ind. / Portage) was pinned (4:47) by Christian Hipsher at 184 pounds. W&L forfeited at 197 pounds and junior Matt Kaminer (Hewlett, N.Y. / George W. Hewlett) picked up a forfeit win at 285 pounds for the final margin.
The win improved the Blue Streaks to 4-2 overall.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts the Jim Crytzer Invitational beginning at 9:00 am.
JOHN CARROLL 27, WASHINGTON AND LEE 16
125 – Dominic Devine (JCU) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 11-5 [3-0]
133 – Mitch Tikkanen (JCU) won by forfeit [9-0]
141 – Austin Victor (JCU) d. Michael Dik (W&L); 7-3 [12-0]
149 – Zachary Papin (W&L) d. Shane Ging (JCU); 11-10 [12-3]
157 – Shane Conners (W&L) d. Daniel Novak (JCU); 5-2 [12-6]
165 – Joe Scott (W&L) d. Blake Dixon (JCU); 14-2 [12-10]
174 – Jimmy Suhayda (JCU) d. Brandon Lefore (W&L); 3-1 [15-10]
184 – Christian Hipsher (JCU) d. Iszak Morgan (W&L); Fall 4:47 [21-10]
197 – Kevin Khoma (JCU) won by forfeit [27-10]
285 –Matt Kaminer (W&L) won by forfeit [27-16]