No. 11 Wrestlers Defeat No.18 Kutztown, 24-17
11/21/12...Pitt-Johnstown used three falls, including one by Dave Cawley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) over fourth-ranked Evan Yenolevich at 141 lbs., to lead the 11th-ranked Mountain Cat wrestlers to a 24-17 victory at No. 18 Kutztown University on Wednesday. Pitt-Johnstown evened its record at 1-1.
The Mountain Cats got falls from Evan Link (Cresson, Pa.) and Cawley and a decision from All-American Jack Bachman (Greensburg, Pa.) to open-up a 15-4 lead after the first four bouts.
Link pinned Nick Lamoreaux at 2:19 to start the match, before Kutztown cut it to 6-4 with Austin Ormsbee's 12-1 major decision over Ben Rager (Ebensburg, Pa.) at 133 lbs.
Cawley then pinned fourth-ranked Yenolevich at 2:09, and Bachman follwoed with an 8-4 decision over Mitch Voelker at 149 lbs. to extend the lead to 15-4.
The Golden Bears won by decision at 149 lbs. and by major decision at 157 lbs. to cut the deficit to 15-11, but the Mountain Cats put the match away with victories in the next two matches.
Pitt-Johnstown got a 3-0 win by Brian Gibbons (Buffalo Mills, Pa.) over Ricky Pena at 174 lbs., and All-American Travis McKillop (Lower Burrell, Pa.) pinned Giovanni Pena at 5:31 in the 184-lb. bout to build the lead to 24-11 and put the match out of reach.
At 197 lbs., Kutztown's Vinny Campanile defeated Sean O'Connell (Farmington, CT), 5-3, before Ziad Haddad closed out the match and set the final at 24-17 with a 10-3 decision by over Josh Duplin (Johnstown, Pa.) at 285 lbs.
With the loss, Kutztown fell to 0-1.
The Mountain Cats travel to No. 6 University of Findlay (OH) on December 1, before making their 2012-13 home debut on Tuesday, December 4 against No. 20 East Stroudsburg University at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center.
#11 PITT-JOHNSTOWN AT #18 KUTZTOWN
PITT-JOHNSTOWN 24 KUTZTOWN 17
125 - Evan Link (UPJ) Fall Nick Lamoreaux (KU) 2:19 6-0 UPJ
133 - Austin Ormsbee (KU) Major Decision Ben Rager (UPJ) 12-1 6-4 UPJ
141 - Dave Cawley (UPJ) Fall Evan Yenolevich (KU) 2:09 12-4 UPJ
149 - Jack Bachman (UPJ) Decision Mitch Voelker (KU) 8-4 15-4 UPJ
157 - Matt Martoccio (KU) Decision Joel Paolo (UPJ) 5-0 15-7 UPJ
165 - Bionojel Candelaria (KU) Major Decision Chad Miller (UPJ) 9-0 15-11 UPJ
174 - Brian Gibbons (UPJ) Decision Ricky Pena (KU) 3-0 18-11 UPJ
184 - Travis McKillop (UPJ) Fall Giovanni Ortiz (KU) 5:31 24-11 UPJ
197 - Vinny Campanile (KU) Decision Sean O'Connell (UPJ) 5-3 24-14 UPJ
HWT. - Ziad Haddad (KU) Decision Josh Duplin (UPJ) 10-3 24-17 UPJ