Lock Haven, PA- Eighth ranked Lehigh was upset by sixteenth ranked Lock Haven 18-15 on Sunday evening at Thomas Field House in front of 2,250 fans. Lock Haven dominated the match early on jumping out to an 18-0 lead, winning the first five matches and recording bonus points in two of the bouts.
The match began with an upset and ended as an upset. In the first bout of the evening, Trap McCormack defeated Mario Stuart 9-7. Stuart entered the bout ranked fourth nationally but was upset by 18th ranked McCormack. The Bald Eagles went on to win the next four including a major decision at 133. Chris Spealler defeated Andrew Rizzi 18-6, giving Lock Haven a 7-0 lead. After Mike Maney defeated Tommy Rohn 11-5 at 141, Jamarr Billman won by technical fall over Troy Minarovic in 5:51 to extend Lock Haven’s lead to 15-0. Billman won the bout 21-6. A close bout at 157 also went to the Bald Eagles with Jason Gilligan defeating Nate Cote 3-2.
Senior Chris Vitale broke the Lehigh winless streak with an 8-3 decision over Charlie Brenneman. Brad Dillon and Rob Rohn followed with decisions at 174 and 184 respectively. Dillon defeated Ed Pawlak 3-1 and Rohn defeated Josh Millard 9-5 to make the team score 18-9. The Mountain Hawks needed bonus points in each of the last two bouts. Lehigh came up with two wins but Lock Haven avoided giving up the bonus points to hold on for the win. Jon Trenge defeated Avery Zerkle 5-2 at 197 and Joe Sahl defeated Tim Boetsch 10-3 at 285.
Lehigh returns to action on Friday November 30th when it travels to Las Vegas, Nevada for the Las Vegas Tournament.
Trap McCormack, LH dec Mario Stuart, LU
Chris Spealler, LH Major dec Andrew Rizzi
Mike Maney, LH dec. Tommy Rohn, LU
Jamarr Billman, LH technical fall Troy Minarovic
Jason Gilligan, LH, dec Nate Cote, LU
Chris Vitale, LU dec Charlie Brenneman, LH
Brad Dillon, LU dec Ed Pawlak, LH
Rob Rohn, LU dec. Josh Millard, LH
Jon Trenge, LU dec Avery Zerkle, LH
Joe Sahl, LU dec Tim Boetsch, LH