#14 Wrestlers Roll Over Ohio Valley, 37-12
12/10/11...Nathan Link (149 lbs.) (Cresson, Pa.) and Travis McKillop (Lower Burrell, Pa.) each recorded pins, and the #14-ranked Mountain Cats wrestlers built a 22-0 lead en route to a 37-12 victory at Ohio Valley (WV) University, Saturday afternoon. Pitt-Johnstown has won three straight matches and improved to 3-1.
Pitt-Johnstown opend the match with four straight wins. Dave Fogle (Summerhill, Pa.) won by forfeit at 125 lbs., and Ryan Link (Cresson, Pa.) and Jack Bachman (Greensburg, Pa.), both ranked third in the country, each won by technical fall. Link defeated Josue Rodriguez, 21-0, and Bachman shutout Kyle Honeycutt, 16-0. Nathan Link followed with a fall in :35 over Christopher Robbins at 149 lbs. to build the lead to 22-0.
Ohio Valley got on the scoreboard with a late fall of its own at 157 lbs, but Mountain Cats responded with three more wins. Zach Lundgren (165 lbs.) (DuBois, Pa.) and Keith Ryan (184 lbs.) (Shirleysburg, Pa.) sandwiched decision victories around McKillop's pin in 2:16 over Seth Frisby-Jack at 174 lbs. to build the lead to 34-6.
Charles Cox then pinned Petros Georgilas (McKees Rocks, Pa.) in the 197 lbs. bout to cut the Fighting Scots'deficit to 34-12, but Josh Krupa (Bedford, Pa.) ended the match and set the final at 37-12 with a 6-0 decision over Blake Lucas at heavyweight.
With the loss, Ohio Valley slipped to 1-1.
The Mountain Cats travel to the University of Buffalo Quad Match on December 18 and to the Wilkes Open on December 28. Pitt-Johnstown will host its next home match on January 6 when Kutztown University visits the Sports Center for a 7 p.m. start.
#14 PITT-JOHNSTOWN VS. OHIO VALLEY UNIV.
PITT-JOHNSTOWN 37 OHIO VALLEY 12
125 - Dave Fogle (UPJ) Won By Forfeit 6-0 UPJ
133 - #3 Ryan Link (UPJ) Technical Fall Josue Rodriguez (OVU) 21-4 11-0 UPJ
141 - #3 Jack Bachman (UPJ) Kyle Honeycutt (OVU) 16-0 16-0 UPJ
149 - #6 Nathan Link (UPJ) Fall Christopher Robbins (OVU) :35 22-0 UPJ
157 - Nicco Niday (OVU) Fall Myers Miller (UPJ) 6:45 22-6 UPJ
165 - Zach Lundgren (UPJ) Decision Tyler George (OVU) 4-2 25-6 UPJ
174 - Travis McKillop (UPJ) Fall Seth Frisby-Jack (OVU) 2:16 31-6 UPJ
184 - Keith Ryan (UPJ) Decision Chasse Long (OVU) 5-2 34-6 UPJ
197 - Charles Cox (OVU) Fall Petros Georgilas (UPJ) 6:01 34-12 UPJ
HWT. - Josh Krupa (UPJ) Decision Blake Lucas (OVU) 6-0 37-12 UPJ