Warriors defeat King’s in first home dual

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The #24 ranked Lycoming College wrestling team defeated King’s College, 27-9, on Monday, Jan. 19, at Lamade Gymnasium. It was the first home dual meet of the year for the Warriors.The match opened at 125 with Jimmy Couturiaux (Mill Hall, Pa.) defeating Michael Tobasco, 3-1, in a hard-fought bout. Couturiaux’s takedown in the second period proved to be the deciding factor in the match.

At 133, Eric Grecco (Brockway, Pa.) pushed the Lycoming lead out to 6-0 with a 4-3 decision over Anthony Dietrick. Dietrick scored two points off stalls from Grecco and earned one point for riding time, but could not recover after Grecco opened up a 4-0 lead early in the match.

At 141, Tom Barger (Clearfield, Pa.) scored the first major decision with a 9-1 victory over Anthony Miele. Barger jumped out to a 7-0 lead early and was awarded bonus points for riding time. After the 141 pound bout, the Warriors led 10-0.

At 149, Mike Maurer (Towanda, Pa.) jumped out to a 7-0 lead over Franklin Davis after two periods. Davis scored a takedown to open the third period and scored a second takedown as time expired, but Maurer held on for a 9-4 decision to push the Lycoming lead out to 13-0.

King’s got on the board first when Taylor Green earned a 9-5 decision over Zach Frederick (West Chester, Pa.) at 157, bringing the match score to 13-3.

Chris Dahlheimer (Felton, Pa.) earned the first technical fall of the match with a 16-1 win over Jerry Robbins at 165. Dahlheimer entered Monday as the only ranked wrestler on either team, ranked ninth in the
nation within the weight class. After the 165 pound bout, Lycoming’s lead increased to 18-3.

At 174, Troy Hayre (Falls Church, Va.) registered the first fall of the match, pinning Lewis Snover 2:00 into the first period and putting the Warriors lead up to 24-3, an insurmountable lead for King’s to overcome with only three matches remaining.

King’s picked up its second win of the match at the 184 pound weight class when Zachary Wilkinson earned an 8-4 decision over Kyle Crouthamel (Hamilton, N.J.), bringing the match score to 24-6 in favor of the Warriors.

At 197, Bryan Kopesky (Phillipsburg, N.J.) earned an 8-6 decision over Zachary Martinez, increasing the lead to 27-6 with just one bout remaining.

The Monarchs recorded their third win of the match in the heavyweight bout when Chris Rash earned a 7-1 decision over Richard Ausem, closing the match with a final score of 27-9.

#24 Lycoming 27 vs. King’s 9

125 James Couturiaux (L) dec. Michael Tobasco (3-1)
133 Eric Grecco (L) dec. Anthony Dietrick (4-3)
141 Tom Barger (L) maj. Anthony Miele (9-1)
149 Mike Maurer (L) dec. Franklin Davis (9-4)
157 Taylor Green (K) dec. Zach Frederick (9-5)
165 Chris Dahlheimer (L) tech fall Jerry Robbins (16-1, third period)
174 Troy Hayre (L) pin Lewis Snover (2:00)
184 Zachary Wilkinson (K) dec. Kyle Crouthamel (8-4)
197 Bryan Kopesky (L) dec. Zachary Martinez (9-6)
285 Chris Rash (K) dec. Richard Ausem (7-1)

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  • Crossface  On January 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Lycoming looks as if it will continue to climb the ranks over the next few years.

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