W&L Wrestling Drops Two Centennial Matches

W&L Wrestling Drops Two Centennial Matches

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team closed out its regular season by hosting conference matches against New York University and Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday at Doremus Gymnasium.

Despite winning six of the 11 contested matches on the day, the Generals (2-16, 0-8) dropped both contests, falling 37-13 to 24th-ranked NYU (18-3, 8-0) and 38-15 to Stevens (13-6, 6-2).

Senior 184-pounder Ron Tassoni (Media, Pa. / Haverford School) continued to improve upon his season win total, tying the W&L record for season wins by emerging victorious in both of his matches.  He downed senior Jon Guarino of NYU by a score of 10-2 and then posted a 9-4 win over junior Kalen Gans of Stevens.  He is now 25-6 overall which equals the win total set by both Jim Crytzer '77 and Sam Campbell '12.

First-years Alex Pollera (Warren, N.J. / Watchung Hills Regional) and Evan Kueffner (Grass Lake, Mich. / Lumen Christi Catholic) also finished the day 2-0 overall. 

At 141 pounds, Pollera posted a 6-5 win over NYU sophomore Nick Matthews in his opener, finishing with a takedown in the final seconds to walk away with the win.  He then notched a pin over Stevens first-year Kyle Salgueiro in the second match (4:20).

Kueffner pinned sophomore William Gockel-Figge of NYU in his opener (1:42) at 197 pounds and then recorded a win by fall (2:21) over first-year Ryan Jachim of Stevens in his second match.

Washington and Lee will next compete on Saturday as it participates in the Centennial Conference Championship hosted by McDaniel College.

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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 37, WASHINGTON AND LEE 13
125 – Wayne Yuan (NYU) wins by forfeit [0-6]
133 – Austin Day (NYU) wins by forfeit [0-12]
141 – Alex Pollera (W&L) d. Nick Matthews (NYU); 6-5 [3-12]
149 – Matt Coppola (NYU) d. Zach Papin (W&L); 19-8 [3-16]
157 – Matt DiGiovanni (NYU) wins by forfeit [3-22]
165 – John Messinger (NYU) wins by forfeit [3-28]
174 – Raymond Jazikoff (NYU) d. Sal Diaz (W&L); 7-2 [3-31]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Jon Guarino (NYU); 10-2 [7-31]
197 – William Gockel-Figge (NYU) d. Evan Kueffner (W&L); Fall 1:42 [7-37]
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) wins by forfeit [13-37]

STEVENS INSTITUTE 38, WASHINGTON AND LEE 15
125 - Rob Murray (SIT) wins by forfeit [0-6]
133 - Anthony Geiger (SIT) wins by forfeit [0-12]
141 - Alex Pollera (W&L) d. Kyle Salgueiro (SIT); Fall 4:20 [6-12]
149 - Zach Wilhelm (SIT) vs. Zach Papin (W&L); Tech Fall 19-3 (4:11) [6-17]
157 - Mike Polizzi (SIT) wins by forfeit [6-23]
165 – CJ Caserta (SIT) wins by forfeit [6-29]
174 - AJ Kowal (SIT) d. Sal Diaz (W&L); Fall 0:23 [6-35]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Kalen Gans (SIT); 9-4 [9-35]
197 – Evan Kueffner (W&L) d. Ryan Jachim (SIT); Fall 2:21 [15-35]
285 – Tyler Maher (SIT) d. Matt Kaminer (W&L); 4-1 [15-38]

STEVENS INSTITUTE 37, McDANIEL 18
125 – Rob Murray (SIT) d. Nate Franz (MC); 19-2 [5-0]
133 – Ryan O'Boyle (MC) d. Anthony Geiger (SIT); Fall 2:45 [5-6]
141 – Alvontae Drummond (MC) d. Kyle Salgueiro (SIT); Fall 1:34 [5-12]
149 – Zach Wilhelm (SIT) d. Trey Mitchell (MC); Fall 4:17 [11-12]
157 – Mike Polizzi (SIT) d. Erik Meyer (MC); 16-0 [16-12]
165 – CJ Caserta (SIT) d. Logan Yox (MC); Fall 0:48 [22-12]
174 – AJ Kowal (SIT) d. Jake Pooton (MC); Fall 3:21 [28-12]
184 – Zach Bass (SIT) d. Nick Cross (MC); 21-4 [33-12]
197 – Ricky Tisinger (MC) d. Ryan Jachim (SIT); Fall 2:15 [33-18]
285 – Chris Florek (SIT) d. Robb Donovan (MC); 17-6 [37-18]

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 27, McDANIEL 14
125 - Wayne Yuan (NYU) d. Nate Franz (MC); 11-0 [4-0]
133 - Ryan O'Boyle (MC) d. Austin Day (NYU); Fall 2:00 [4-6]
141 - Alvontae Drummond (MC) d. Nick Matthews (NYU); 19-3 (5:40) [4-11]
149 - Matt Coppola (NYU) d. Trey Mitchell (MC); 12-3 [8-11]
157 - Matt DiGiovanni (NYU) d. Luke Yox (MC); 7-3 [11-11]
165 – John Messinger (NYU) d. Logan Yox (MC); 4-2 [14-11]
174 - Raymond Jazikoff (NYU) d. Jake Pooton (MC); 6-2 [17-11]
184 – Nick Cross (MC) d. Jon Guarino (NYU); 9-3 [17-14]
197 – Brian Anderson (NYU) d. Ricky Tisinger (MC); Fall 2:24 [23-14]
285 – William Gockel-Figge (NYU) d. Robb Donovan (MC); 18-5 [27-14]