ERIE, Pa.—The 16th-ranked Lake Erie College wrestling team fell to 12th-ranked Mercyhurst University, 24-12, in Erie, Pa. on Saturday (Jan. 18).
The dual started at 174-pounds, where the August Mizia picked up a pin over the Storm's Dylan Zivcic (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor/Lakeland) to give Mercyhurst a 6-0 lead. At 184-pounds, Chevy Farris (Ferndale, Mich./Ferndale) matched up against Mercyhurst's Dakota DesLauriers. Farris led 8-5 heading into the third period and closed out the period with an 11-5 decision to bring the score to 6-3.
Brian Beattie gained a 4-1 advantage over Lake Erie's Evan Rosborough (Concord, Twp., Ohio/Riverside) in the first period but Rosborough came back to gain the lead heading into the third period and closed it out to pick up a 8-4 decision at 197-pounds to tie the dual at six.
At heavyweight, Almonte Patrick (Maple Heights, Ohio/Maple Heights) fell by a 5-2 decision to Andy Welton as Mercyhurst regained the lead, 9-6. At 125-pounds, Ryan Bohince defeated Keanu Thompson (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grand Street Campus) by a 6-2 decision to increase the lead to 12-6.
At 133-pounds, Austin Gillihan (Corry Pa./Corry Area) gained a 5-0 lead over Kody Young in the first round. After each wrestler scored two points in the second round, Gillihan picked up two points in the third round to secure a 9-2 decision to bring the match to 12-9.
After the Storm forfeited 141-pounds, Nate Ball (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) fell by decision, 10-4, to Jeremy Landowski at 149-pounds. At 157-pounds, Zak Vargo (Stow, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy), ranked second nationally in his weight class, was upset by Francis Mizia, falling by decision, 4-2.
Tyler Tesny (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/Cuyahoga Falls) closed out the dual for the Storm with a 7-2 decision over Clint Schaefer at 165-pounds.
The Storm is back in action next Sunday (Jan. 26) to host top-ranked Notre Dame College at 2 pm in Painesville.
#16 Lake Erie College at #12 Mercyhurst University
174 August Mizia (Mercyhurst) won by pin over Dylan Zivcic (Lake Erie College) 1:26.
184 Chevez Farris (Lake Erie College) won by decision over Dakota DesLauriers (Mercyhurst) 11-5.
197 Rosborough Evan (Lake Erie College) won by decision over Brian Beattie (Mercyhurst) 8-4.
285 Andy Welton (Mercyhurst) won by decision over Almonte Patrick (Lake Erie College) 5-2.
125 Ryan Bohince (Mercyhurst) won by decision over Keanu Thompson (Lake Erie College) 6-2.
133 Austin Gillihan (Lake Erie College) won by decision over Kody Young (Mercyhurst) 9-2.
141 Dylan D`Urso (Mercyhurst) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached)
149 Jeremy Landowski (Mercyhurst) won by decision over Nathan Ball (Lake Erie College) 10-4.
157 Francis Mizia (Mercyhurst) won by decision over Zach Vargo (Lake Erie College) 4-2.
165 Tyler Tesny (Lake Erie College) won by decision over Clint Schaefer (Mercyhurst) 7-2.