University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at Lake Erie (OH) College - 01/28/12

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#8 Wrestlers Bounce Back With 25-9 Win at Lake Erie 
     01/28/12... (Full Results) Third-ranked Ryan Link (Cresson, Pa.) got a pin in the first minute of his 133-lb. bout to help the eighth-ranked Mountain Cat wrestlers bounce back from Friday loss with a solid 25-9 win at Lake Erie (OH) College on Saturday.  Pitt-Johnstown improved to 8-3.
     Three straight wins to start the match, including Link's pin at :57 over Ian Ross at 133 lbs. surrounded by decisions by Dave Fogle (Summerhill, Pa.) over Austin Gillihan at 125 lbs., and Tyler Chesney (Roaring Spring, Pa.) over Kevin Brunner at 141 lbs., gave the Mountain Cats a 12-0 lead.
     Lake Erie's Zach Vargo defeated Nathan Link (Cresson, Pa.), 8-4, at 149 lbs. to get the Storm on the scoreboard, but Zach Lundgren (DuBois, Pa.) won a 13-3 major decision at 157 lbs. over Tyler Tesny to increase the Mountain Cat lead to 16-3 midway through the match.
     The Storm picked-up their final two wins of the day at 165 and 174 lbs. to pull to within seven at 16-9, but Pitt-Johnstown closed out the match with three straight decision wins.
     At 184 lbs., eighth-ranked Gary Lantz (Delta, Pa.) shutout Josh Linden, 7-0, before Jon Moore (Leechburg, Pa.) defeated Mike Samijlenko, 7-1, at 197 lbs., and Greg Grimes (Ebensburg, Pa.) won 8-3 over Robert Zappitelli at heavyweight to set the final at 25-9.
     With the loss, Lake Erie slipped to 6-7.    

    The Mountain Cats host Gannon University on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center, before traveling to Seton Hill University on February 7.

#8 PITT-JOHNSTOWN VS. LAKE ERIE 
PITT-JOHNSTOWN  25       LAKE ERIE  9 
125 - Dave Fogle (UPJ)  Decision  Austin Gillihan (LEC)  2-0  3-0 UPJ 
133 - #3 Ryan Link (UPJ)  Fall Ian Ross (LEC)  :57  9-0 UPJ 
141 - Tyler Chesney  Decision  Kevin Brunner (LEC)  5-0  12-0 UPJ 
149 - Zach Vargo (LEC)  Decision  Nathan Link (UPJ) 8-4  12-3 UPJ 
157 - Zach Lundgren (UPJ)  Major Decision  Tyler Tesny (LEC)  13-3  16-3 UPJ 
165 - #7 Matt Vandermeer (LEC)  Decision  Logan Shirey (UPJ)  6-2  16-6 UPJ 
174 - Zev Green (LEC)  Decision  Myers Miller (UPJ)  11-5  16-9 UPJ 
184 - #8 Gary Lantz (UPJ)  Decision  Josh Linden (LEC)  7-0  19-9 UPJ 
197 - Jon Moore (UPJ)  Decision  Mike Samijlenko (LEC)  7-1  22-9 UPJ 
HWT. - Greg Grimes (UPJ)  Decision  Bobby Zappitelli (LEC)  8-3  25-9 UPJ