W&L Wrestling Drops Matches to JHU and Gettysburg

W&L Wrestling Drops Matches to JHU and Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team won five of seven contested matches but dropped a pair of Centennial Conference matches on Friday evening, falling to Johns Hopkins (40-14) and Gettysburg (35-17).

The injury-riddled Generals (6-9, 0-4) forfeited six weight classes against Johns Hopkins and five against the Bullets, but had three wrestlers post a perfect 2-0 record on the day.

First-year 133-pounder Zach Bylykbashi (Southington, Conn. / Southington) won his first match over Johns Hopkins' Brandon Tran by major decision, notching a 16-4 victory.  He then logged a 16-1 technical fall (2:15) over Gettysburg's Brandon Coffey in his second match to improve to 28-4 overall.  He can tie the W&L season record for victories set by senior Ron Tassoni (Media, Pa. / Haverford School) last season (29-9) with one more victory.

Sophomore 141-pounder Alex Pollera (Warren, N.J. / Watchung Hills Regional) posted a 10-1 major decision over Connor Mauriello of Johns Hopkins and then registered a win by fall (2:26) over Jake Bracken of Gettysburg in the nightcap.

Tassoni opened with a pin (4:30) of Johns Hopkins' Isaac Morales at 184 pounds and then posted a win by forfeit against Gettysburg to run his record to 24-2 on the season. 

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it takes on McDaniel and Ursinus at Muhlenberg College.  Action is slated to begin at 11:00 am.

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JOHNS HOPKINS 40, WASHINGTON AND LEE 14
125 – Eavn Krumheuer (JHU) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 16-4 [0-4]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Brandon Tran (JHU); 16-4 [4-4]
141 – Alex Pollera (W&L) d. Connor Mauriello (JHU); 10-1 [8-4]
149 – Connor Joyce (JHU) won by forfeit [8-10]
157 – Tommy Grifa (JHU) won by forfeit [8-16]
165 – Nicholas Piwonka (JHU) won by forfeit [8-22]
174 – William Lewis (JHU) won by forfeit [8-28]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Isaac Morales (JHU); Fall 4:30 [14-28]
197 – Anders Bright (JHU) won by forfeit [14-34]
285 – Hayden Good (JHU) won by forfeit [14-40]

GETTYSBURG 35, WASHINGTON AND LEE 17
125 – Lenny Ogozalek (GC) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 15-0 (3:30) [0-5]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Brandon Caffrey (GC); 16-1 (2:15) [5-5]
141 – Alex Pollera (W&L) d. Jake Bracken (GC); Fall 2:26 [11-5]
149 – Quinn Merrigan (GC) won by forfeit [11-11]
157 – Colin Kowalski (GC) won by forfeit [11-17]
165 – Tyler Cunningham (GC) won by forfeit [11-23]
174 – Crawford Oswald (GC) won by forfeit [11-29]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) won by forfeit [17-29]
197 – No Match [17-29]
285 – Paul Triandafilou (GC) won by forfeit [17-35]