University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at #18 Kutztown University - 11/21/12


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.

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