WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Army West Point wrestling team won seven of its ten dual matches Friday night at Gillis Field House, on the way to defeating Penn 27-9 in an EIWA affair.
"I thought certainly some bright spots for our team -- some guys with some big performances," said head coach Kevin Ward. "We did what we were supposed to do tonight."
With the action starting at 141 pounds, the scoreboard went Penn's (1-4, 0-1 EIWA) way to begin the night. No. 17 (FloWrestling) Doug Zapf scored a 7-5 decision over Corey Shie to give the Quakers an early 3-0 lead.
The tide would quickly shift towards Army (7-2, 2-0 EIWA), as the Black Knights reeled off five straight wins. P.J. Ogunsanya looked sharp, taking down Lucas Revano in an 8-1 decision. Senior captain Lucas Weiland returned to the 157 pound spot, and won a dominant 16-1 tech. fall over Jeremy Ridge.
No. 24 ranked Cael McCormick started strong, and scored in all three periods -- winning a 7-2 decison over Jake Lizak. At 174 pounds, No. 24 Ben Harvey earned a bonus point victory with a 16-2 major over Neil Antrassian.
Sahm Abdulrazzaq got the nod at 184 pounds, and took full advantage, winning a 7-5 decision in a battle to the end to take the team score to 18-3. Cole Urbas would win Penn's second match of the night at 197 pounds -- a 6-2 decision over J.T. Brown.
Perhaps the match of the match of the night came in the heavyweight decision. Tied 1-1 deep into the third period, Bobby Heald was able to score a takedown against Ben Goldin to earn a 3-2 decision.
After a forfeit at 125 pounds by Penn, Carmen Ferrente would score late in the third period to win a 3-1 decision and make it a 27-9 final team score.
125: #21 Trey Chalifoux - W, Forfeit
133: Carmen Ferrente (Penn) 3-1 DEC over Lane Peters (Army)
141: #17 Doug Zapf (Penn) 7-5 DEC over Corey Shie (Penn)
149: P.J. Ogunsanya (Army) 8-1 DEC over Lucas Revano (Penn)
157: Lucas Weiland 16-1 TF over Jeremy Ridge
165: #24 Cael McCormick 7-2 DEC over Jake Lizak
174: #24 Ben Harvey 16-2 MD over Neil Antrassian
184: Sahm Abdulrazzaq 7-5 DEC over Jake Hendricks
197: Cole Urbas (Penn) 6-2 DEC over J.T. Brown (Army)
285: Bobby Heald (Army) 3-2 DEC over. Ben Goldin (Penn)
Army hits the road next Saturday, Jan. 25 for a dual match versus Lock Haven at 7 p.m.