Lehigh bests Bears
Posted: September 25, 2003
Bethlehem, PA – No. 8 Lehigh (11-3, 2-0 EIWA) defeated Brown (6-5, 0-1 EIWA) Saturday afternoon at Stabler Arena by a final of 38-3. The Mountain Hawks won nine of the ten bouts.
The match started at 174, where No. 10, junior Brad Dillon had a major decision (15-4) over senior Adam Santee. Freshman Travis Frick, No. 14, wrestled at 184 for Lehigh and won with a 3-2 decision over Nick Ciarcia. Brown opted to forfeit the following match against junior All-American Jon Trenge at 197. The Mountain Hawks would win the following two matches before senior, Tristan Boyd lost (6-1) in a hard fought battle against No. 11 Clint Fease of Brown. Juniors Joe Sahl and Mario Stuart each notched convincing wins for the Mountain Hawks. Sahl picked up a technical fall (22-6) against Lee Beane of Brown at heavyweight. At 125, Stuart won (8-3) in a decision over Lucas Magnani. But perhaps the most exciting match of the afternoon came from freshman Corey Cooperman at 133 against Greg Pace. No. 8 Cooperman won by fall against Greg Pace at 5:38. Sophomore, Tommy Rohn won in a (9-5) decision over David Saadeh at 149. Freshmen Derek Zinck and Troy Letters both won in major decisions (16-4) over Mike Savino and Seab Jenkins (14-2), respectively, to close out the match for Lehigh.
"We recovered well from last night," head coach Greg Strobel said. "It’s always hard to come right back and wrestle two days in a row, but our guys came out with a lot of energy."
Lehigh competes against Harvard at 3:00 p.m. at Stabler Arena next. The match is being televised live on Service Electric Cable TV-2 and will be re-broadcast Sunday at 1:00 on Fox Sports Pittsburgh. Viewers with DirecTV can find the re-broadcast on channel 628.
Brad Dillon, Lehigh major. dec. Adam Santee, Brown
Travis Frick, Lehigh dec. Nick Ciarcia, Brown
Jon Trenge, Lehigh forfeit
Joe Sahl, Lehigh tech. Lee Beane, Brown
Mario Stuart, Lehigh dec. Lucas Magnani, Brown
Corey Cooperman, Lehigh fall Greg Pace, Brown
Clint Frease, Brown dec. Tristan Boyd, Lehigh
Tommy Rohn, Lehigh dec. David Saadeh, Brown
Derek Zinck, Lehigh major. dec. Mike Savino, Brown
Troy Letters, Lehigh major. dec. Sean Jenkins, Brown
For more information, please contact Geoff Goyne, Lehigh Sports Media Relations.
Posted Monday, January 06, 2003