PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College wrestling team bounced back from a road loss at the nation's eighth-ranked team with a 44-5 nonconference home win over Baldwin-Wallace College on Saturday night (Jan. 14) at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic and Wellness Center.
Sophomore Justin Toth (Painesville, Ohio/Riverside/Mt. Union) started the night with a 7-1 decision over Jeremy Dombrady at 125 pounds and then freshman Ian Ross (Newark, N.Y./Newark) followed with a 10-8 overtime win over Andrew Taylor in a spirited bout at 133 pounds.
Nick Ramsey pick up Baldwin-Wallace's (1-2) only win with a technical fall at 141 pounds before the Storm (6-5) responded with major decision wins at 149 and 157 pounds, respectively. Freshman Mitchel Porter (Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood) picked up an 11-2 victory over Sam McIntosh and classmate Nate Ball (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) won 12-4 against Alex Cahill.
The next four matches went to Lake Erie via forfeit. Freshman heavyweight Bobby Zappitelli (Painesville Twp., Ohio/Lake Catholic) closed the night with pin ofAddison Carbone 55 seconds into the third period.
The Storm continues its homestand on Friday night, Jan. 20, against Northeast Ohio rival Notre Dame College at 7 p.m.
Lake Erie 44, Baldwin-Wallace 5
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 | Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center
125: Justin Toth (LEC) dec. Jeremy Dombrady (BW), 7-1
133: Ian Ross (LEC) dec. Andrew Taylor, 10-8 (OT)
141: Nick Ramsey (BW) tech. fall Kevin Brunner (LEC), 17-2
149: Mitchel Porter (LEC) maj. dec. Sam McIntosh (BW), 11-2
157: Nate Ball (LEC) maj. dec. Alex Cahill (BW), 12-4
165: Dylan Zivcic (LEC) won by forfeit
174: Jared Merritt (LEC) won by forfeit
184: Tim Straus (LEC) won by forfeit
197: Michael Vitale (LEC) won by forfeit
Hwt: Bobby Zappitelli (LEC) pinned Addison Carbone (BW), 5:55