GRANTHAM, Pa. -- The Lock Haven University wrestling team turned in an all-around dominating effort today on the way to a perfect 3-0 run at the Messiah Duals, hosted by Messiah College. LHU beat Millersville University 41-6, topped McDaniel College 49-6, and in the final match of the day, Lock Haven rolled by host-Messiah College, 43-3.
On the day, Lock Haven won 26 of 30 bouts with 13 pins, five tech falls and three majors.
The three wins today helped Lock Haven cap a perfect 4-0 weekend. Last night (Fri, Dec. 13), LHU topped Navy 19-15 in a thriller at the 2019 Rumble in the Jungle hosted by Red Lion High School. Now winners of four straight, the Bald Eagles are 4-1 overall after opening the season last week with a loss to Central Michigan.
Leading the way today was Matt Maloney (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty), DJ Fehlman (Warren, Pa./Warren), Austin Wilson (New Providence, Pa./Solanco), Austin Bell (Belle Vernon, Pa./Bell Vernon), Jared Siegrist (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) and Parker McClellan (Altoona, Pa./Altoona), who were all a perfect 3-0 on the day.
The 3-0 day pushed Fehlman to career win No. 99 as he looks to hit 100 next week at home vs. Bloomsburg.
Lock Haven went 3-0 at 141 pounds behind a strong duo at the weight class today.
Lock Haven opened the day with a 41-6 win over Division II Millersville. The Bald Eagles won eight of 10 bouts, recording bonus points by way of three pins, two tech falls, a major and a forfeit.
LHU followed up the win over Millersville with a dominating effort vs. Division III McDaniel. In a match that took no more than 20 minutes of real time, the Bald Eagles recorded six pins and two tech falls, and LHU won nine of 10 bouts in the 49-6 victory. Five of Lock Haven's six pins came in the first period including Maloney's 11-second fall, which established a new school record for fastest pin.
In the day's final dual, Lock Haven won nine of 10 bouts vs. Messiah and won, 43-3 behind four more Haven pins. Messiah is ranked No. 17 in Division III.
The Bald Eagles will return home to host local-rival Bloomsburg University in LHU's first-ever Mid-American Eastern Division dual. Lock Haven will host Bloomsburg on Thursday, December 19 at 7 p.m., before traveling to Clarion University for a MAC East match on Saturday, December 21 (7 p.m.).
Lock Haven 41 - Millersville 6
133: DJ Fehlman (LHU) tech fall Jacob Lehman (MILL) 16-1, 4:48 / LHU 5-0
141: Garrett Rigg (LHU) dec. Eli Tuckey (MILL) 8-5 / LHU 8-0
149: Austin Wilson (LHU) tech fall Alex Jablonski (MILL) 16-0, 1:45 / LHU 13-0
157: Brandon Connor (MILL) dec. Chase Stephens (LHU) 6-5 / LHU 13-3
165: Austin Bell (LHU) pinned Jarrett Feeney (MILL) 5:58 / LHU 19-3
174: Jared Siegrist (LHU) major dec. Malik Jackson (MILL) 13-0 / LHU 23-3
184: Ray Bernot (LHU) pinned Evan Morrill (MILL) 6:42 / LHU 29-3
197: Parker McClellan (LHU) pinned Jack Files (MILL) 4:15 / LHU 35-3
285: Caleb Warner (MILL) dec. Trey Hartsock (LHU) 5-2 / LHU 35-6
125: Matt Maloney (LHU) won by forfeit / FINAL, LHU 41-6
Lock Haven 49 - McDaniel 6
133: DJ Fehlman (LHU) pinned Steven Pabon (MC) 2:02 / LHU 6-0
141: Imran Heard (LHU) pinned Isaiah Fosque (MC) 4:56 / LHU 12-0
149: Austin Wilson (LHU) tech fall Peyton Collins (MC) 16-0, 2:49 / LHU 17-0
157: Chase Stephens (LHU) pinned Deontae Frederick (MC) 1:31 / LHU 23-0
165: Austin Bell (LHU) pinned Luke Lardarello (MC) 0:31 / LHU 29-0
174: Jared Siegrist (LHU) tech fall Michael Bromley (MC) 16-0, 1:41 / LHU 34-0
184: Ray Bernot (LHU) pinned Gabe Dennis (MC) 1:12 / LHU 40-0
197: Parker McClellan (LHU) dec. Tony Wuest (MC) 8-1 / LHU 43-0
285: Tristan Cook (MC) won by forfeit / LHU 43-6
125: Matt Maloney (LHU) pinned Shehzan Dahya (MC) 0:11 / FINAL, LHU 49-6
Lock Haven 43 - Messiah 3
133: DJ Fehlman (LHU) pinned Josiah Gehr (MES) 4:59 / LHU 6-0
141: Garrett Rigg (LHU) dec. Garret Cornell (MES) 8-5 / LHU 9-0
149: Austin Wilson (LHU) tech fall Nick Nunez (MES) 18-1, 6:18 / LHU 14-0
157: Chase Stephens (LHU) major dec. Steven Maloney (MES) 9-1 / LHU 18-0
165: Austin Bell (LHU) dec. Matt Pangle (MES) 12-5 / LHU 21-0
174: Jared Siegrist (LHU) pinned Brian Shermeyer (MES) 1:00 / LHU 27-0
184: David Stevens (MES) dec. Ray Bernot (LHU) 8-5 / LHU 27-3
197: Parker McClellan (LHU) pinned Joseph Embleton (MES) 1:45 / LHU 33-3
285: Trey Hartsock (LHU) pinned Carter Urich (MES) 5:32 / LHU 39-3
125: Matt Maloney (LHU) major dec. Jordan Howard (MES) 11-3 / FINAL, LHU 43-3