Boro beats W.V. on the road

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 7:09 PM
Boro beats W.V. on the road by George Schmidt
Photos: Allison Duda

Edinboro wrestlers traveled below the Mason Dixon line to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers Friday for a dual meet. They were rewarded for their efforts, coming home with a 27-10 team victory.

The 125-pounder Sean Russell got things started with a bang as he pinned his opponent, Devin Brown, early in the second period. At 133 pounds, Edinboro’s Korbin Meyers came away with a win by a score of 5-4 over West Virginia’s Cory Stainbrook.

Next up was Nate Hagan for Edinboro as he took on Tim Wheeling of West Virginia. Hagan would lose this match by a score of 4-1. Patricio Lugo would put on a point scoring display by defeating Christian Monserrat by a score of 12-6 at 149 pounds. Not to be outdone, redshirt senior Chase Delande of Edinboro, at 157 pounds, would put in his own amount of good work, defeating Dayton Garrett, 11-4.

Finally, for the Mountaineers, #11 Dylan Cottrell would put them on the board for the first time, outscoring Austin Matthews. The final score of that match at 165 pounds was 9-3. Ty Schoffstall would return Edinboro to their winning ways by technical fall against Ty Millward at the 5:48 mark. Schoffstall represents Edinboro at the 175-pound weight class.

An interesting case throughout the season, Schoffstall has been dangerous on the mat to say the least. Losing in the first 16 seconds of the extra session during his bout against Oklahoma’s #9 ranked Kyle Crutchmer, Schoffstall followed that up at Iowa, a day after the West Virginia meet, losing the lead to #11 Alex Meyer before ultimately losing by a close margin.

At 184 pounds, Dakota Geer would grind out a 5-1 victory over Parker VonEgidy.

In the 197-pound match, #5 Jacob A. Smith of West Virginia would out score Dylan Reynolds of Edinboro by a score of 17-5 to put the Mountaineers on the board once again.

In the final match of the night, Edinboro’s Billy Miller would take the mat for the heavyweight class. Miller would face Brandon Ngati of West Virginia. Miller handed Ngati a 14-2 defeat. Edinboro had a short turnaround as they faced third ranked Iowa the next day on Saturday. For coverage of that, check out our story on B1. 

George Schmidt is a sports reporter for EdinboroNow. 

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