W&L Wrestling Wins a Pair of Matches at McDaniel

W&L Wrestling Wins a Pair of Matches at McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team evened its record at 6-6 overall and improved to 3-2 in the Centennial Conference with a pair of wins in three matches held at McDaniel College on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals knocked off McDaniel by a score of 21-13 and narrowly lost to Gettysburg, 21-15.  W&L recovered to finish the day with a 39-15 victory over Hampden-Sydney.

The Blue & White received a pair of big wins in the upper weight classes to hold off the Green Terror (3-9, 0-4) in the opening match.  McDaniel held a 7-5 advantage after three weight classes, before W&L claimed successive wins at 149, 157 and 165 pounds to post a 15-7 lead.  Junior Zachary Papin (Carrollton, Texas / St. Mark's) got the ball rolling with an 8-4 decision over Clint Wright at 149 pounds.  First-year Shane Conners (Mount Airy, Md. / South Carroll) followed with a 6-1 win at 157 and classmate Joe Scott (Efland, N.C. / Orange) tallied a 15-6 major decision over Erik Meyer.  McDaniel claimed a decision at 174 to pull within 15-10, but first-year Iszak Morgan (Portage, Ind. / Portage) logged a vital 7-4 decision over Ronald Mattox at 184 pounds for an 18-10 lead.  The Green Terror won at 197 pounds ensuring the match would be decided at 285 pounds.  Junior Matt Kaminer (Hewlett, N.Y. / George W. Hewlett) posted a 2-1 win over Billy Emerson in the final match to help W&L secure the win.

Against Gettysburg (9-4, 3-2), W&L held a 12-9 lead after a 15-6 win by Scott in the 165-pound weight class.  The Bullets recorded a pin at 174 pounds to take a 15-12 lead, but Morgan produced another crucial win at 184 pounds, downing Austin Roskos by a score of 6-1 to knot the team score at 15-15.  GC notched a 5-0 win at 197 for an 18-15 lead and Kaminer took All-American Paul Triandafilou to overtime in the heavyweight match before succumbing, 3-1.

In the final match, the Generals easily defeated Hampden-Sydney by producing three pins and winning three matches by forfeit.  Sophomore Zach Bylykbashi (Southington, Conn. / Southington) pinned Brian Swenson at 133 pounds to finish his day with a perfect 3-0 record.  First-year Colby Boudreau (Epsom, N.H. / Northfield Mount Hermon) logged a pin over Conner Cronk at 157 pounds and first-year Andrew Taylor (Atlanta, Ga. / Westminster) pinned Traylor Nichols as well.

Papin also finished his day with a 3-0 overall mark, while Scott was 2-0.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday when it travels to Southern Virginia for a 6:30 pm contest.  

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WASHINGTON AND LEE 21, McDANIEL 13
125 – Nick Malinowski (MC) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 13-7 [0-3]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Charles Wallace (MC); 16-0 [5-3]
141 – Alvontae Drummond (MC) d. Michael Dik (W&L); 15-4 [5-7]
149 – Zachary Papin (W&L) d. Clint Wright (MC); 8-4 [8-7]
157 – Shane Conners (W&L) d. Erik Meyer (MC); 6-1 [11-7]
165 – Joe Scott (W&L) d. Wade Bishop (MC); 15-6 [15-7]
174 – Ronnie Wuest (MC) d. Alec Horne (W&L); 3-1 [15-10]
184 – Iszak Morgan (W&L) d. Ronald Mattox (MC); 7-4 [18-10]
197 – Jake Pooton (MC) d. Zach Francis (W&L); 10-4 [18-13]
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) d. Billy Emerson (MC); 2-1 [21-13]

GETTYSBURG 21, WASHINGTON AND LEE 15
125 – Lenny Ogozalek (GC) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 7-1 [0-3]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Louie Carusillo (GC); 12-3 [4-3]
141 – Colin Devlin (GC) d. Michael Dik (W&L); 7-0 [4-6]
149 – Zachary Papin (W&L) d. Jake Bracken (GC); 11-7 [7-6]
157 – Colin Kowalski (GC) d. Shane Conners (W&L); 2-0 [7-9]
165 – Joe Scott (W&L) d. Quinn Merrigan (GC); 22-7 [12-9]
174 – Daniel Ebert (GC) d. Alec Horne (W&L); Fall 2:34 [12-15]
184 – Iszak Morgan (W&L) d. Austin Roskos (GC); 6-1 [15-15]
197 – Camden Stoops (GC) d. Zach Francis (W&L); 5-0 [15-18]
285 – Paul Triandafilou (GC) d. Matt Kaminer (W&L); 3-1 (OT) [15-21]

WASHINGTON AND LEE 39, HAMPDEN-SYDNEY 15
125 – Ethan Hartman (W&L) won by forfeit [6-0]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Brian Swenson (HSC); Fall 3:00 [12-0]
141 – Michael Dik (W&L) won by forfeit [18-0]
149 – Zachary Papin (W&L) d. Caleb Corbett (HSC); 2-0 [21-0]
157 – Colby Boudreau (W&L) d. Conner Cronk (HSC); Fall 5:00 [27-0]
165 – Corey Leonard (HSC) d. Alec Horne (W&L); 9-6 [27-3]
174 – Andrew Taylor (W&L) d. Traylor Nichols (HSC); Fall Time Unknown [33-3]
184 – Jeremy Engh (HSC) d. Iszak Morgan (W&L); Fall 5:00 [33-9]
197 – Jordan Beck (HSC) d. Zachary Francis (W&L); Fall 5:00 [33-15]
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) won by forfeit [39-15]