PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The Lake Erie College Storm picked up a 19-15 dual win over Gannon University Wednesday (Feb. 4) in their final home date of the 2014-15 season.
After forfeiting 125-pounds, Ian Ross (Newark, N.Y./Newark) opened the dual against Aaron Smith at 133-pounds. Ross scored the first points with a takedown and followed it up with a nearfall to take a 5-1 lead into the second. Ross landed a pair of takedowns in the second, followed by another near fall to gain a 12-2 lead. Smith cut the lead to eight with a takedown in the third but Ross scored a reversal to regain a 10 point lead. Ross closed out the match with a reversal in the third to pick up a 15-5 major decision.
Nick Boggs (Concord, Ohio/Riverside) took on Adam Weinell at 141-pounds. After a scoreless first, Weinell escaped for the bout's first points. In the third, Weinell closed out the match with a takedown for a 4-1 decision.
Conner Nemec (Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood) scored the first points against Eric Lewandowski at 149-pounds. Lewandowski picked up his own takedown late in the period to own a 3-2 lead heading into the second. Nemec tied it with an escape to start the second. The rest of the second was scoreless. Lewandowski took a one point lead with an escape in the third which proved to be the winning point as the Golden Knights pulled ahead, 12-4.
After a scoreless first period between Christian Baughman (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) and Garret Smith at 157-pounds, Baughman scored a reversal to take a 2-0 lead. After Smith escaped, Baughman landed a takedown to take a 4-1 lead into the third. Smith escaped to cut the lead to two early in the third but Baughman a pair of takedowns to pick up the 8-4 decision.
Matt Vandermeer (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) scored the first points of the 165-pound bout against Casey Pace with an escape in the second. In the third, Vandermeer landed a takedown to increase his lead to 3-0. Pace escaped but it was not enough as Vandermeer picked up the 4-1 decision.
Adam Greenman scored the first points against Nicholas Vandermeer (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) with a takedown in their 174-pound bout. After escaping, Vandermeer scored a takedown of his own to gain a 3-2 edge. Vandermeer increased his lead to 5-2 with a reversal to start the second. After being awarded a point via stalling, Vandermeer owned a 6-2 lead going into the third. After an escape in the third and a point of riding time, Vandermeer picked up the 8-2 decision to give the Storm a 13-12 lead.
Zev Green (Marysville, Ohio/Marysville) picked up an early takedown in his 184-pound bout against Jake Stratton. In the second, Green landed another takedown to move ahead, 4-1, heading into the third. A nearfall increased Green's lead to five and seal the win, 7-4.
Nigel Toussaint took Tyler Hughes (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) down early in their 197-pound bout but Hughes quickly escaped. A late takedown in the first gave Toussaint a 4-1 lead heading into the second. Hughes escaped in the beginning of the second to cut the lead in half heading into the third. Hughes scored his first takedown late in the third to send the bout into sudden victory. In the extra period, Hughes scored a takedown and near fall to give the Storm the decision win, sealing the dual.
Nick Budd scored the first points of the heavyweight bout against Noah Hosking (Milford, Mich./Milford) with a takedown and a near fall. Hosking cut the lead to four with an escape in the second period. However, it was not enough as Budd picked up a 7-2 decision.
The Storm is back in action this weekend when they hit the road to face the University of Pittsburgh- Johnstown and Kutztown University.
#8 Lake Erie College vs. Gannon University
125: Matthew Turek (Gannon) over Unknown (For.)
133: Ian Ross (Lake Erie College) over Aaron Smith (Gannon) (MD 15-5)
141: Adam Weinell (Gannon) over Nick Boggs (Lake Erie College) (Dec 4-1)
149: Eric Lewandowski (Gannon) over Conner Nemec (Lake Erie College) (Dec 4-3)
157: Christian Baughman (Lake Erie College) over Garrett Smith (Gannon) (Dec 8-4)
165: Matt Vandermeer (Lake Erie College) over Casey Pace (Gannon) (Dec 4-1)
174: Nick Vandermeer (Lake Erie College) over Adam Greenman (Gannon) (Dec 7-2)
184: Zev Green (Lake Erie College) over jake stratton (Gannon) (Dec 8-4)