BALTIMORE, Md. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team could not overcome forfeiting at five of the 10 weight classes as it dropped Centennial Conference matches to Johns Hopkins (30-16) and Gettysburg (40-9) on Saturday in Baltimore.
The Generals (2-12, 0-4) won eight of the 10 matches that were contested, including all five in the loss to Johns Hopkins. For the day, W&L swept its matches at the 184, 197 and 285-pound weight classes.
Junior Ron Tassoni (Media, Pa. / Haverford School) improved to 21-6 on the season at 184 pounds with a 6-2 win over Evan Johnson of JHU and a 7-6 win over Camden Stoops of Gettysburg. He is just five wins away from breaking the W&L season record for wins held by Jim Crytzer '77 and Sam Campbell '12.
First-year Evan Kueffner (Grass Lake, Mich. / Lumen Christi Catholic) notched a 12-3 major decision over Kory Johnson of Hopkins and then posted a 3-1 victory over Anthony Puca of Gettysburg in the nightcap.
First-year Matt Kaminer (Hewlett, N.Y. / George W. Hewlett) opened with a 5-2 win over Ellis Flannery of JHU and finished with a 3-1 win over Joey Bragg of Gettysburg for his 17th win (17-10) of the season.
First-years Alex Pollera (Warren, N.J. / Watchung Hills Regional) and Sal Diaz (Duryea, Pa. / Wyoming Seminary) also logged wins against the Blue Jays. Pollera downed Connor Mauriello, 3-1, at 141 pounds and Diaz notched a 5-3 decision over Jared Forman at 174 pounds.
Washington and Lee returns to action next Saturday as it travels to Ursinus for conference matches against the host Bears and McDaniel. Action begins at 11:00 am.
JOHNS HOPKINS 30, WASHINGTON AND LEE 16
125 – Paul Bewak (JHU) wins by forfeit [0-6]
133 – Evan Krumheuer (JHU) wins by forfeit [0-12]
141 – Alex Pollera (W&L) d. Connor Mauriello (JHU); 3-1 [3-12]
149 – Tommy Grifa (JHU) wins by forfeit [3-18]
157 – Christian Salera (JHU) wins by forfeit [3-24]
165 – Welles Sakmar (JHU) wins by forfeit [3-30]
174 – Sal Diaz (W&L) d. Jared Forman (JHU); 5-3 [6-30]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Evan Johnson (JHU); 6-2 [9-30]
197 – Evan Kueffner (W&L) d. Kory Johnson (JHU); 12-3 [13-30]
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) d. Ellis Flannery (JHU); 5-2 [16-30]
GETTYSBURG 40, WASHINGTON AND LEE 9
125 – Nick Ogozalek (GC) wins by forfeit [0-6]
133 – Barrett Connor (GC) wins by forfeit [0-12]
141 – Jake Bracken (GC) d. Alex Pollera (W&L); 13-4 [0-16]
149 – Quinn Merrigan (GC) wins by forfeit [0-22]
157 – Brandon Carcuffe (GC) wins by forfeit [0-28]
165 – Pat Thomas (GC) wins by forfeit [0-34]
174 – Tyler Cunningham (GC) d. Sal Diaz (W&L); Fall 4:15 [0-40]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) def. Camden Stoops (GC); 7-6 [3-40]
197- Evan Kueffner (W&L) def. Anthony Puca (GC); 3-1 [6-40]
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) def. Joey Bragg (GC); 3-1 [9-40]