LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- Thanks to pins from Jarrod King, Phil Moricone and Shawn Fendone the Edinboro wrestling team picked up a 32-9 win at Lock Haven on Saturday night. The victory extended Edinboro's Eastern Wrestling League streak without a loss to 28, as the 21st-ranked Fighting Scots are now 26-0-2 during that period. They are now 6-4 on the season and 2-0 in EWL action, while Lock Haven fell to 1-5 and 0-2, respectively.
The Fighting Scots won seven of the ten matches, picking up bonus points in five bouts. King got the string started, as he recorded his seventh fall of the season, this one over Kevin Dufresne at 165 lbs. in 4:35. The win boosts King's record to 29-1. He is ranked third according to Amateur Wrestling News and fourth by InterMat.
Phil Moricone followed with a fall at 5:42 over Derek Caldwell at 174 lbs. That boosted Moricone's record to 13-3 and gave the Fighting Scots a 22-6 lead. Lock Haven's Jeremie Cook won an 8-2 decision over Ken Massey at 184 lbs., with Massey filling in for starter Pat Bradshaw.
Cook's win pulled the Bald Eagles to within 22-9, but Shaw Fendone matched King for the team lead in falls as he picked up his seventh pin at the 1:55 mark over Harry Turner. The junior is now 11-7.
Chris Birchler, ranked 17th by Amateur Wrestling News and 18th by InterMat, finished off the win with a 12-4 major decision over Chris Drummond. That gives the senior a 26-8 record.
Edinboro opened the night with a win by Eric Morrill at 125 lbs. The junior, who is ranked seventh by Amateur Wrestling News and eighth by InterMat, improved to 26-4 with an 11-4 decision over Nick Hyatt.
Lock Haven evened the match at 3-3 when John Trumbetti brought his record to 23-5 with a 4-2 decision over Ashton Osterberg at 133 lbs. Osterberg is now 14-18. Joel Webster followed with a narrow 1-0 decision against Justin Loudon at 141 lbs., giving the senior a 13-10 record. Kory Bissett, filling in for injured starter Torsten Gillespie, dropped a 6-1 decision to Brock Parker, the PSAC champion, at 149 lbs., knotting the match at 6-6.
Freshman John Greisheimer came up with a much-needed win at 157 lbs., registering a 10-2 major decision over Seth Creasy. Greisheimer gave Edinboro the lead for good at 10-6 while improving to 20-16.
Edinboro returns to action on Friday, February 5 when Bloomsburg visits McComb Fieldhouse for a key EWL matchup.
125 #8 Eric Morrill (EU) dec. Nick Hyatt (LHU), 11-4 3-0
133 John Trumbetti (LHU) dec. Ashton Osterberg (EU), 4-2 3-3
141 Joel Webster (EU) dec. Justin Louden (LHU), 1-0 6-3
149 Brock Parker (LHU) dec. Kory Bissett (EU), 6-1 6-6
157 Josh Greisheimer (EU) maj. dec. Seth Creasy (LHU), 10-2 10-6
165 #4 Jarrod King (EU) pin Kevin Dufresne (LHU), 4:35 16-6
174 Phil Moricone (EU) pin Derek Caldwell (LHU), 5:42 22-6
184 Jeremie Cook (LHU) dec. Ken Massey (EU), 8-2 22-9
197 Shawn Fendone (EU) pin Harry Turner (LHU), 1:55 28-9
Hwt. #17 Chris Bircher (EU) maj. dec. Chris Drummond (LHU) 12-4 32-9