Purdue cruises past Bloomsburg, Drexel

TROY, N.Y. -- No. 17 Purdue opened its dual schedule Saturday by thumping Bloomsburg 35-5 and Drexel 25-14 at the Journeymen Northeast Duals at Hudson Valley Community College's McDonough Sports Complex. Combined, the Boilermakers won 14 of 20 contested bouts, with 11 of those resulting in bonus points. Double winners No. 16 Devin Schroder, Ben Thornton and Parker Filius put their explosive offenses on display, contributing bonus points in each of their victories.

The trio of Schroder, Thornton and Filius put up big points, outscoring opponents 65-5 by way of three major decisions, two pins and a technical fall. Schroder racked up 24 back points while beating BU's Willy Girard in a 17-5 major decision and Dante Mininno of Drexel 16-0 in a mere 2:45. Ranked 16th nationally, the 125-pounder improved to 6-1.

Following in line at 133 pounds, Thornton first blanked Huskie Lewis Williams 8-0 and then put a dozen points on the board in a 12-0 shutout of Drexel's Chandler Olson. The 7-0 redshirt senior has not given up a takedown, while surrendering just four points, and winning four of his seven matches by major decision.

Filius didn't disappoint in his dual debut. The 149-pounder raced out to a 10-0 lead as Bloomsburg's Tim Kane fought to stay off his back from Filius' initial takedown. It didn't take long for the redshirt freshman to find his hold, sticking the Huskie at 2:40. His Dragon opponent, Trevor Elfvin, was Filius' next victim, getting pinned at 2:36.

No. 15 Nate Limmex also delivered a pair of wins at 141 pounds. In his first match, he cruised in an 18-3 technical fall in 4:16 against Aaron Coleman. The NCAA qualifier then shut out Drexel's Julian Flores 4-0, lifting his record to 6-1. Purdue's third nationally ranked wrestler, No. 10 Dylan Lydy, disposed of BU's Anthony Vetrano 15-2 and closed out the day with a 2-1 win over Bryan McLaughlin of Drexel. Lydy's redshirt junior mark moved to 7-0 with the wins.

Purdue's sixth double winner of the day was 184-pounder Max Lyon. Riding time was the difference in a 5-4 decision against Trevor Allard in his first match. He then went to work on Dragon Owen Brooks, registering a 15-2 major decision.

In addition to Filius, fellow redshirt freshman Jared Florell was dominant in his first dual start. Florell found his groove late in the first period with a takedown and a four-point nearfall of his 197-pound opponent, Michael Porreca of Bloomsburg. The Ham Lake, Minnesota, native built a 13-0 lead through the second period, and off a neutral start in the third, ended the match with a takedown at the 5:11 mark.

The Boilermakers' work in Troy is not finished. They'll wrestle in the Journeymen Collegiate Classic starting at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday. The tournament, which will be held at the McDonough Sports Complex, is one with a unique format. Each weight will have three tiers (A, B, C) with each tier competing in a 5-6 man round-robin style bracket.

Participating NCAA Division I teams include Appalachian State, Army, Bloomsburg, The Citadel, Edinboro, Hofstra, No. 6 Lehigh, Lock Haven, No. 8 NC State, Oklahoma, Utah Valley, West Virginia and No. 21 Wyoming. The field also includes Long Island (Division II) and Ithaca (Division III).

Results and live video will be available for Sunday's action.

125 Schroder (PUR) MAJ Girard (BLM) 17-5 4 0 4-0
133 Thornton (PUR) MAJ Williams (BLM) 8-0 4 0 8-0
141 Limmex (PUR) TF Coleman (BLM) 4:16 5 0 13-0
149 Filius (PUR) WBF Kane (BLM) 2:40 6 0 19-0
157 Newberry (BLM) DEC Nash (PUR) 7-3 0 3 19-3
165 Wysocki (PUR) MAJ Hale (BLM) 13-2 4 0 23-3
174 Lydy (PUR) MAJ Vetrano (BLM) 15-2 4 0 27-3
184 Lyon (PUR) DEC Allard (BLM) 5-4 3 -1 30-2
197 Florell (PUR) TF Porreca (BLM) 5:11 5 0 35-2
285 Graeber (BLM) DEC Aven (PUR) 3-1 0 3 35-5

125 Schroder (PUR) TF Mininno (DREX) 2:45 5 0 5-0
133 Thornton (PUR) MAJ Olson (DREX) 10-0 4 0 9-0
141 Limmex (PUR) DEC Flores (DREX) 4-0 3 0 12-0
149 Filius (PUR) WBF Elfvin (DREX) 2:36 6 0 18-0
157 Barczak (DREX) DEC Nash (PUR) 8-2 0 3 18-3
165 Jarrell (DREX) DEC Wysocki (PUR) 4-1 0 3 18-6
174 Lydy (PUR) DEC Mclaughlin (DREX) 2-1 3 0 21-6
184 Lyon (PUR) MAJ Brooks (DREX) 15-2 4 0 25-6
197 Loiseau (DREX) TF Eli (PUR) 3:20 0 5 25-11
285 Goodhart (DREX) DEC Aven (PUR) 3-1 0 3 25-14


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