EDINBORO, Pa. -- For the first time since 2002, the No. 21 Lock Haven University wrestling team downed Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) rival Edinboro University in a league dual, and the Bald Eagles made it look easy tonight, winning seven of 10 bouts, including five bonus-point victories.
LHU posted four tech falls and a major decision on the way to the win.
Tonight's dominating effort from Lock Haven led to the Bald Eagles first win over Edinboro (2-7, 1-4 EWL, 0-2 PSAC (DI)) in 17 years. Before tonight, LHU's last win vs. Edinboro came back in February 2002. The win snapped a 16-match Fighting Scot win streak in the series.
With the win, Lock Haven extended its win streak this season to four matches and improved to 6-2 overall. The Bald Eagles are now undefeated in EWL duals at 3-0 and LHU is now 2-0 vs. Division I Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) teams.
Luke Werner (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty), DJ Fehlman (Warren, Pa./Warren), No. 20 Kyle Shoop (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs), Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./East Pennsboro), No. 5 Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Kennard-Dale), No. 18 Corey Hazel (Spring Mills, Pa./Penns Valley) and No. 9 Thomas Haines (Quarryville, Pa./Solanco) all posted wins for the Bald Eagles
Lock Haven got tech falls from Fehlman, Shoop, Klucker and Marsteller. Haines closed the match with a major decision to put an exclamation point on the win.
The Bald Eagles raced out to a 13-0 lead thanks to wins by Werner, Fehlman and Shoop at 125, 133 and 141, respectively.
Werner posted at 7-3 decision to open the night and get LHU going, before Fehlman (133) and 20th ranked Shoop (141) posted back-to-back first period tech falls.
An Edinboro win at 149 slowed Lock Haven's momentum, but just for a minute, as LHU got right back to work at 157 where Klucker extended the Bald Eagles lead to 18-4 for another win by tech fall.
It was once again back-to-back tech falls for The Haven as fifth-ranked Marsteller added another tech fall at 165 pounds and pushed Lock Haven's lead to 23-4. Marsteller's tech fall was LHU's fourth tech of the match.
Hazel - ranked No. 18 at 184 - posted a workmanlike 4-0 win and Haines closed out the night in thrilling fashion as he soared to a 12-0 major decision.
For Shoop, tonight's tech fall marked his 12th of the season. He's the nation's leader among all NCAA Division I wrestlers in tech falls. He now has a school-record 37 career techs. Overall, the victory marked Shoop's 97th career win as he inches closer to becoming LHU's 21st 100-match winner.
The Bald Eagles will return to action on Saturday, February 2 when they travel to No. 13 Cornell University for a 1 p.m. non-conference dual.
125: Luke Werner (LHU) dec. Arick Shankles (EU) 7-3 / LHU, 3-0
133: DJ Fehlman (LHU) tech fall Richie Gomez (EU) 18-0 (2:58) / LHU, 8-0
141: #20 Kyle Shoop (LHU) tech fall Carmine Ciotti (EU) 16-0 (1:59) / LHU, 13-0
149: Tyler Vath (EU) major dec. Jonathan Ross (LHU) 12-0 / LHU, 13-4
157: Alex Klucker (LHU) tech fall Matt Dowler (EU) 16-0 (6:24) / LHU, 18-4
165: #5 Chance Marsteller (LHU) tech fall Fritz Hoehn (EU) 19-4 (6:01) / LHU 23-4
174: Jacob Oliver (EU) dec. Jared Siegrist (LHU) 8-3 / LHU, 23-7
184: #18 Corey Hazel (LHU) dec. Zach Ancewicz (EU) 4-0 / LHU, 26-7
197: Dylan Reynolds (EU) dec. Parker McClellan (LHU) 5-1 / LHU, 26-10
285: #9 Thomas Haines (LHU) major dec .Jon Spaulding (EU) 12-0 / LHU, 30-10