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Late surge propels Bucknell past Harvard

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- A late surge propelled the Bucknell wrestling team to a 26-12 victory over Harvard on Saturday afternoon at Davis Gym.

The Bison (3-3, 2-1 EIWA) took four of the final five bouts, scoring bonus points in each, to down the Crimson (1-4, 1-1 EIWA). Zach Hartman, who is ranked as high as 16th nationally at 165 pounds, kicked off the run with a first-period pin; Mitch Hartman (174) and Kyle Inlander (184) followed with commanding major decisions that put the dual out of Harvard's reach.

Drew Phipps (197) capped Bucknell's dual-deciding run with a win by forfeit. Heavyweight Eric Chakonis gave Yaraslau Slavikouski, Intermat's 10th-ranked wrestler, a battle but ultimately ceded a tight 4-3 decision to cap the dual.

Z. Hartman's team-leading sixth pin of the season came in just 1:10. He and Phipps both improved to an impressive 17-6 on the season with their victories.

M. Hartman and Inlander both impressed in their routs. M. Hartman was a 16-5 victor over Pierce Bausano, racking up an impressive 5:21 of riding time in the process. Not to be outdone, Inlander blanked Michael Doggett, 8-0; he secured the point he needed to pick up a major decision by accumulating 3:05 of riding time.

At the dual's halfway point, the Crimson held a slight 9-6 edge. The teams swapped decisions at the lighter weights, with Darren Miller (133) and Matthew Kolonia (149) accounting for Bucknell's wins. Miller looked strong in his 8-2 decision over Michael Jaffee; the freshman totaled 3:25 of riding time. Kolonia entertained the Davis Gym crowd due to his aggressiveness, ultimately dispatching Aaron Knuk by a 10-3 decision.

The Bison return to action tomorrow in Davis Gym with a 12 p.m. dual against Brown.

Results:
125: Nolan Hellickson (HARVARD) dec. over Geo Barzona (BU) 3-2
133: Darren Miller (BU) dec. over Michael Jaffee (HARVARD) 8-2
141: Lukus Stricker (HARVARD) dec. over David Campbell (BU) 4-0
149: Matthew Kolonia (BU) dec. over Aaron Knuk (HARVARD) 10-3
157: Hunter Ladnier (HARVARD) dec. over Jaden Fisher (BU) 8-4
165: #18 Zach Hartman (BU) fall over Zeth Dean (HARVARD) 1:10
174: Mitch Hartman (BU) maj. dec. over Pierce Bausano (HARVARD) 16-5
184: Kyle Inlander (BU) maj. dec. over Michael Doggett (HARVARD) 8-0
197: Drew Phipps (BU) wins by forfeit
285: #10 Yaraslau Slavikouski (HARVARD) dec. over Eric Chakonis (BU) 4-3

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