Lehigh drops Penn State, advances to finals
Posted: September 25, 2003
Hampton, VA - Lehigh’s Mountain Hawks soared to a scintillating 22-12 victory Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the Virginia Dual Meet Championships in Hampton, VA. The team was sparked by a sensational effort in the first three weights.
Terrance Clendenin came up huge with a 9-5 win to open the match at 125. Trailing 2-0 in the second period, Terrance scored a three-point near fall and added two escapes, a takedown and riding time to win. Cory Cooperman then electrified the crowd with a spectacular 9-0 major decision over No. 6 Josh Moore. During the bout, he strained a shoulder muscle but expects to return this evening. Tristan Boyd then completed the reversal of three bout results from last weekend by defeating DeWitt Driscoll, 3-2, on a spin behind takedown with 32 seconds left in the bout.
The Mountain Hawks kept rolling, winning seven of the 10 bouts to secure the win. In a surprise, the University of Nebraska—going without their best wrestler—upset No. 4 ranked Illinois, 20-17, meaning the third and fourth seeds will meet in the finals tonight at 8:30 pm.
LEHIGH 22 PENN STATE 12
125-Terrance Clendenin (LU) dec. 9-5 Adam Smith (PS)
133-Cory Cooperman (LU) MDec. 9-0 Josh Moore (PS)
141-Tristan Boyd (LU) dec. 3-2 DeWitt Driscoll (PS)
149-Scott Moore (PS) TF 22-6 (6:51) Aaron Kling (LU)
157-Derek Zinck (LU) dec. 2-1 Nate Wachter (PS)
165-Troy Letters (LU) dec. 8-2 Doc Vecchio (PS)
174-Brad Dillon (LU) dec. 8-3 Dan Waters (PS)
184-Mark Becks (PS) dec. 3-1 s.v. Travis Frick (LU)
197-Jon Trenge (LU) dec. 4-3 Ryan Cummins (PS)
285-Pat Cummins (PS) MDec. 14-5 Joe Sahl (LU)
Posted Saturday, January 11, 2003