FAIRFAX, Va. -- Oregon State took on George Mason in its second dual of the season on Thursday night as the Beavers defeated the Patriots in comeback fashion by a final score of 26-16.
The Beavers were down by five points late in the match and would then use five straight victories to close out the dual and earn the hard-fought victory. Redshirt junior Devan Turner moved to 5-0 on the season as he capped off the night with a quick 5-0 decision.
Oregon State started things off on a positive note with Grant Willits at 141 pounds cruising to a 16-0 technical fall to put five quick points on the board for the Beavers.
At 149 pounds, Conner Noonan used a third period takedown to earn his first decision of the year, 4-3, which improved the team score to 8-0 in favor of Oregon State. The Beavers would then suffer their first defeat of the night at 157 pounds as Logan Meek dropped his bout by technical fall, 22-7.
Things would get interesting in the next bout as the Patriots surged ahead with another victory as Aaron Olmos was pinned by George Mason's Neil Schuster (2:15) to lead 11-8. Colton Beisley would then drop a 17-1 technical fall as Oregon State faced an 18-6 deficit with only five bouts remaining.
Colt Doyle gave the Beavers positive momentum at 184 pounds as the redshirt junior cruised to a 6-1 decision to inch closer to the lead. J.J. Dixon would keep things rolling for the Beavers as a 13-3 major decision brought the Beavers within one. Dixon used a two-point nearfall in the first period as well as four total takedowns to earn the victory.
Next, the heavyweight bout featured Jamarcus Grant earning two takedowns in the third period to help earn a big 7-4 decision which moved the team score in favor of the Beavers, 18-16.
Brandon Kaylor notched an impressive seven takedowns in the next bout as the 125-pounder cruised to a 24-5 technical fall and improved to 4-2 on the season. The sophomore collected a late takedown and four-point nearfall for the victory.
In the final bout of the night, Devan Turner picked up a quick 5-0 decision which included nearly minutes four minutes of riding time. The win brought Turner to 5-0 on the season and provided the final score of 26-16.
The Beavers are back on the mats on Saturday as they travel to Annapolis, Md. For the 2019 Navy Classic. The match will begin at 6 a.m. PT and can be followed on FloArena.
141 Grant Willits over Lukasz Walendzak (George Mason) (TF 16-0 6:20)
149 Conner Noonan over Colston DiBlasi (George Mason) (Dec 4-3)
157 Kolby Ho (George Mason) over Logan Meek (TF 22-7 4:48)
165 Neil Schuster (George Mason) over Aaron Olmos (Fall 2:15)
174 Anthony Lombardo (George Mason) over Colton Beisley (TF 17-1 6:08)
184 Colt Doyle over Paul Pierce (George Mason) (Dec 6-1)
197 J.J. Dixon over Jeremy Seymour (George Mason) (MD 13-3)
285 Jamarcus Grant (Oregon State) over Jake Slinger (George Mason) (Dec 7-4)
125 Brandon Kaylor (Oregon State) over Talha Farooq (George Mason) (TF 24-5 5:20)
133 Devan Turner (Oregon State) over Josh Jones (George Mason) (Dec 5-0)