BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Bloomsburg University wrestling team won its second consecutive dual on Friday night as it edged the visiting Fighting Scots of Edinboro University, 21-19, at the Nelson Field House in an Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) contest. Bloomsburg improved to 2-4 overall and 1-2 against EWL opponents while Edinboro dropped to 1-4 overall and 0-1 in the EWL standings.
The victory snapped a five-match losing skid against the Fighting Scots as Bloomsburg picked up its first victory against its EWL-rival since January 25, 2013, when it earned a 19-18 win at the Nelson Field House.
The Huskies started strong with wins in four of the first five bouts of the night which included a pair of pins from junior Willy Girard (Williamstown, Pa/Williams Valley) and redshirt junior Grant Bond (Carlisle, Pa./Boiling Springs) at 125 and 149 pounds, respectively. Girard picked up his 13th victory of the season - second via fall - as he needed 2:14 to take down Arick Shankles to give the Huskies a 6-0 advantage. Redshirt junior Lewis Williams (Bloomsburg, Pa./Central Columbia) extended the lead to 9-0 as he earned a 14-8 decision over Richie Gomez at 133 pounds. Williams improved to 7-11 overall and 2-4 in duals this season.
After a fall by Edinboro's Carmine Ciotti at 141 pounds cut the Bloomsburg advantage to 9-6, Bond needed just 1:35 to pin Christopher Matzke to extend the lead to 15-6. The redshirt junior improved to 11-4 overall and earned his team-leading fourth pin of the season. Junior Nate Newberry (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) followed with a 3-2 win in the first tiebreaker over Tim Suter in the 157-pound bout to balloon the advantage to 18-6. Newberry hit double figures with the victory as he improved to 10-9 overall on the year.
Edinboro earned a decision at 165 pounds and a major decision at 174 pounds to trim the Huskies' lead to 18-13 before redshirt junior Trevor Allard (Mexico, N.Y./Mexico) posted a 10-4 victory over Zach Ancewicz at 184 pounds to extend the advantage to 21-13. Allard moved to 17-9 on the season and has now won 13 of his last 16 matches. The win proved to be just enough as the Fighting Scots collected wins by decision at 197 and 285 for the final margin.
Bloomsburg, winners of two straight, will head to Clarion University on Sunday afternoon, January 13. The action is slated to get underway at 2:00 p.m.
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125 - Willy Girard (Williamstown, Pa/Williams Valley) fall over Arick Shankles - 2:14 [BU 6-0]
133 - Lewis Williams (Bloomsburg, Pa./Central Columbia) decision over Richie Gomez - 14-8 [BU 9-0]
141 - Carmine Ciotti fall over Aaron Coleman (Iselin, N.J./John F. Kennedy Memorial) - 1:45 [BU 9-6]
149 - Grant Bond (Carlisle, Pa./Boiling Springs) fall over Christopher Matzke - 1:35 [BU 15-6]
157 - Nate Newberry (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) decision over Tim Suter - 3-2 (TB-1) [BU 18-6]
165 - Fritz Hoehn decision over Alex Carida (Hackettstown, N.J./Hackettstown) - 8-2 [BU 18-9]
174 - Jacob Oliver major decision over Anthony Vetrano (Middletown, N.J./Middletown North) - 12-2 [BU 18-13]
184 - Trevor Allard (Mexico, N.Y./Mexico) decision over Zach Ancewicz - 10-4 [BU 21-13]
197 - Dylan Reynolds decision over Kyle Murphy (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) - 4-1 [BU 21-16]
285 - Jon Spaulding decision over Bruce Graeber (Feasterville, Pa./Neshaminy) - 4-1 [BU 21-19]
125 | Willy Girard (Williamstown, Pa/Williams Valley) (Bloomsburg) vs. Arick Shankles (Edinboro)
Girard gets the scoring started with a takedown :40 seconds into the match and locks in a cradle...Shankles battles to escape but Girard scores the victory via fall with 1:12 remaining in the first period.
133 | Lewis Williams (Bloomsburg, Pa./Central Columbia) (Bloomsburg) vs. Richie Gomez (Edinboro)
Gomez shoots on Williams and scores a quick takedown, but Williams escapes and takes down Gomez to take a 3-2 lead...Gomez escapes at 1:20 mark in the first period to knot it at 3-3...Williams starts the second period on the bottom and quickly escapes to take a one point lead...Gomez regains the lead with a takedown near the edge of the mat, but Williams quickly escapes once again to even the match at 5-5...just before the end of the second period Williams takes down Gomez and locks in a head lock to take an 11-5 lead into the final period after scoring four back points...Gomez trims the lead to 5 with an escape to start the period, but WIlliams gets another takedown to lead 13-6...Gomez reverses Williams with :45 remaining, but Williams escape and fends off a late surge from Gomez to win 14-8.
141 | Aaron Coleman (Iselin, N.J./John F. Kennedy Memorial) (Bloomsburg) vs. Carmine Ciotti (Edinboro)
Ciotti rolls up Coleman in a cradle at the :30 second mark in the first period...Coleman nearly breaks the hold but Ciotti scores the victory via pinfall.
149 | Grant Bond (Carlisle, Pa./Boiling Springs) (Bloomsburg) vs. Christopher Matzke (Edinboro)
Bond locks in a cradle midway through the first period...Bond powers Matzke onto his back and scores the first period victory via fall.
157 | Nate Newberry (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) (Bloomsburg) vs. Tim Suter (Edinboro)
Newberry and Suter battle in neutral for much of the first period...Suter nearly takes down Newberry late in the first, but Newberry fends off the attack to keep the match scoreless after one period...After a neutral start to the second period, Suter breaks the tie with a takedown...Newberry trims the deficit to one with an escape with :52 seconds remaining in the period, and trails 2-1 entering the third...Newberry starts the final period on the bottom and escapes to tie the match at 2-2...Suter and Newberry press for a takedown late in the period, but neither is able to score a decisive point...with just seconds remaining in overtime, Suter counters an attack from Newberry and gains control as the period ends...Suter is initially awarded the takedown, but after a coach's challenge, the call is reversed...Suter begins the second overtime period on the bottom, but is unable to escape in the :30 second period...Newberry starts the third overtime period on the bottom and escapes just prior to the end of the period to win the match 3-2.
165 | Alex Carida (Hackettstown, N.J./Hackettstown) (Bloomsburg) vs. Fritz Hoehn (Edinboro)
Hoehn breaks the seal on the match with a takedown early in the first period, but Carida escapes with :45 remaining...Hoehn sweeps Carida's leg and takes control at the edge of the mat with just seconds remaining to take a 4-1 lead into the second period...Carida starts the second period on top...Hoehn escapes to extend his lead to 5-1...Carida earns an escape point at the end of the second, but trails 5-2 entering the final period...Hoehn takes down Carida midway through the period and maintains control throughout the remainder of the match to win 8-2 with riding time.
174 | Anthony Vetrano (Middletown, N.J./Middletown North) (Bloomsburg) vs. Jacob Oliver (Edinboro)
Oliver takes down Vetrano early in the first period, but is unable to roll Vetrano onto his back to score any additional points...Vetrano trails 2-0 after one...Oliver starts the second period on the bottom and escapes to extend lead to 3-0...Oliver takes down Vetrano with 1:15 remaining in the second, and powers Vetrano onto his back for four additional back points...Oliver takes a 9-0 lead into the third...Oliver starts the third period on top, and extends lead to 10-0 with a point for stalling...Vetrano reverses Oliver near the edge of the mat to trim the deficit to eight, but Oliver escapes and holds off a late attack from Vetrano to win via major decision, 12-2, with riding time.
184 | Trevor Allard (Mexico, N.Y./Mexico) (Bloomsburg) vs. Zach Ancewicz (Edinboro)
Allard shoots on Ancewicz and scores the takedown to take a 2-0 lead, but Ancewicz escapes to trim the lead to 2-1 after one period...Allard starts the second period on the bottom and escapes just :09 seconds into the period to extend his lead to 3-1...the two hand fight for the majority of the period, but Allard manages to shoot and take down Ancewicz late in the period to take a 5-1 lead into the third...Ancewicz starts the final period on the bottom and escapes to climb within three, but Allard quickly regains control to lead 7-2...Allard allows Ancewicz to escape and goes on the attack, scoring a takedown near the edge of the mat...Allard wins the match via decision 9-4.
197 | Kyle Murphy (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) (Bloomsburg) vs. Dylan Reynolds (Edinboro)
Murphy and Reynolds battle to a scoreless first period, but Reynolds take a 1-0 lead early in the second with an escape...Reynolds shoots and takes down Murphy with :45 seconds remaining in the period...Murphy nearly escapes, but Reynolds keeps control and takes a 3-0 lead into the third...Murphy escapes midway through the period, and forces the issue in search of a takedown to even the match, but Reynolds fends off the rally to hold on for the 4-1 victory with riding time.
285 | Bruce Graeber (Feasterville, Pa./Neshaminy) (Bloomsburg) vs. Jon Spaulding (Edinboro)
Graeber and Spaulding fight in neutral for the entire first period without any points...Graeber starts the second period on the bottom, and manages to escape with 1:21 remaining...Spaulding ties the match at 1-1 with a point for stalling, and takes a 2-1 lead via a penalty point into the third period...Graeber starts the final period on top and controls the action for much of the period, but Spaulding scores another penalty point and an escape to earn the win via decision, 4-1.