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Edinboro edges Bloomsburg

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Edinboro wrestling team improved to 9-4 overall and 3-2 in the Mid-American Conference on Thursday night, edging Bloomsburg, 19-16, at Nelson Field House. The Fighting Scots rallied for the win thanks to decisions by Dylan Reynolds and Jon Spaulding at 197 lbs. and heavyweight, respectively.

The Fighting Scots would find themselves trailing 13-6 midway through the match, as Bloomsburg picked up bonus points at 133 lbs. and 157 lbs. The match began with Lucas Rodriguez improving to 13-7 with a 9-7 decision over Christian Gannone at 125 lbs. Rodriguez, a redshirt sophomore, jumped out to an 8-2 lead after one period on the strength of a takedown, four nearfall points, and a reversal.

Josh Mason (11-5) gave the Huskies a 6-3 lead as he won by fall over freshman Tye Varndell at 133 lbs., with the pin coming at 1:52. Varndell is now 13-7. Edinboro's Nate Hagan would claim a 9-4 decision at 141 lbs. over Marlon Argueta-Diaz. Hagan registered four takedowns while improving to 10-7.

Bloomsburg boosted its advantage to 13-6 with back-to-back wins at 149 and 157 lbs. Aaron Coleman (7-5) handed Tyler Vath (9-10) a 4-1 defeat at 149 lbs., and Alex Carida (10-7) followed with a 12-4 major decision over Peter Pappas (14-8) at 157 lbs.

Derek Ciavarro would upset Nate Newberry, who came in ranked sixth in the MAC rankings at 165 lbs., via a 7-4 decision. Ciavarro trailed 3-2 after one period, but would record a takedown in both the second and third periods. He is now 10-8 while Newberry dropped to 10-7.

Jacob Oliver pulled the Fighting Scots even at 13-13 as the redshirt sophomore recorded Edinboro's lone bonus point win. He prevailed 9-1 with a big third period. While dominating the first two periods, he led just 2-0. He would add on a reversal, two nearfall points, and a takedown in the final two minutes. Oliver is now 16-4 while winning his sixth straight match.

Redshirt freshman Cody Mulligan (13-8) fell just shy of upsetting 15th-ranked Trevor Allard (15-1) at 184 lbs. Allard used a first period takedown and one late in the third period for a 5-2 decision, giving the Huskies a 16-13 advantage.

Dylan Reynolds (14-7) pulled the Fighting Scots even at 16-16 with a 3-2 decision over Kyle Murphy at 197 lbs., giving Reynolds 70 career wins. The redshirt senior broke a 1-1 tie with a takedown at the 1:25 mark of the third period.

That left it up to Spaulding and Bloomsburg's Jarrett Walters to decide the outcome. Spaulding would leave little doubt while winning for the sixth time in his last seven matches. The junior opened up a 4-1 lead after one period with a pair of takedowns, then expanded the lead to 10-4 after two periods with three more takedowns. He would end with six takedowns while posting a 14-7 decision to improve to 16-5. Walters Is now 10-8.4

Edinboro completes its two-match eastern swing on Friday night at Rider.

Results:
125 lbs. - Lucas Rodriguez (EU) dec. Christian Gannone (BU), 9-7 (EU leads 3-0)
133 lbs. - Josh Mason (BU) fall over Tye Varndell (EU), 1:52 (BU leads 6-3)
141 lbs. - Nate Hagan (EU) dec. Marlon Argueta-Diaz (BU), 9-4 (Tied at 6-6)
149 lbs. - Aaron Coleman (BU) dec. Tyler Vath (EU), 4-1 (BU leads 9-6)
157 lbs. - Alex Carida (BU) maj. dec. Peter Pappas (EU), 12-4 (BU leads 13-6)
165 lbs. - Derek Ciavarro (EU) dec. Nate Newberry (BU), 7-4 (BU leads 13-9)
174 lbs. - Jacob Oliver (EU) maj. dec. Anthony Vetrano (BU), 9-1 (Tied at 13-13)
184 lbs. - #15 Trevor Allard (BU) dec. Cody Mulligan (EU), 5-2 (BU leads 16-13)
197 lbs. - Dylan Reynolds (EU) dec. Kyle Murphy (BU), 3-2 (Tied at 16-16)
Hwt. - Jon Spaulding (EU) dec. Jarrett Walters (BU), 14-7 (EU leads 19-16)

RECORDS: Edinboro 9-4, 3-2 MAC; Bloomsburg 2-4, 0-3 MAC

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