NEWBERRY, S.C. – Freshman Jamal Lackey recorded a pair of wins to lead the Trojan effort, but the Anderson University wrestling team dropped two decisions at the 2013 Super Region I Duals presented by Sonic Drive-In of Newberry on Friday at Eleazer Arena.
West Liberty rallied late for a narrow, 22-21, win past Anderson (3-12) in the Trojans’ first match of the day. AU freshman Greg Williams gave the Trojans an early 3-0 lead with an 8-2 decision over the Hilltoppers’ Joe Wagstaff at 125 pounds, while fellow freshman Zak Hale upped the lead to 8-0 with a 19-4 technical fall past WLU’s Cole Nace at 133 pounds. Trojan sophomore Keenan Simmons garnered a forfeit at 141 pounds, before the Hilltoppers’ Daniel Carpenter got West Liberty on the scoreboard by pinning AU’s Dennis Rhodes in the 149-pound bout.
Following a win by West Liberty at 157 pounds, Lackey posted his first win of the day with a 13-4 major decision to boost Anderson’s lead to 18-9 midway through the match.
West Liberty earned wins in three of the final four bouts to edge the Trojans.
Mercyhurst jumped out to a 20-0 advantage in the second match of the day for Anderson, with freshman Johnson notching a win at 157 pounds and Lackey posting his second victory by pinning the Lakers’ Clint Schaefer 48 seconds into extra time of their 165-pound bout.
Newcomer Scott Richardson closed out the scoring for AU with a 5-4 decision over Mercyhurst’s Brian Beattie at 197 pounds.
Teams entered in the two-day event are Anderson, Belmont Abbey, East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University, Kutztown (Pa.) University, Limestone College, Mercyhurst (Pa.) College, Newberry College, North Carolina at Pembroke, Ohio Valley (W. Va.) University, the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Seton Hill (Pa.) University, Shippensburg (Pa.) University and West Liberty (W. Va.) University. Also in the event is Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) University from Super Region II.
Anderson will get back on the mats with three matches on Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m. versus East Stroudsburg. The Trojans will square off against Kutztown at 10:30 a.m. and Seton Hill at 12:30 p.m.
West Liberty (WLU) defeated Anderson (AND) 22-21
Match Summary AND WLU
125 Greg Williams (Anderson) over Joe Wagstaff (West Liberty) Dec 8-2 3.00 0
133 Zak Hale (Anderson) over Cole Nace (West Liberty) TF 19-4 5.00 0
141 Keenan Simmons (Anderson) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 6.00 0
149 Daniel Carpenter (West Liberty) over Dennis Rhodes (Anderson) Pin 4:53 0 6.00
157 Art Hobley (West Liberty) over Kevin Johnson (Anderson) Dec 5-1 0 3.00
165 Jamal Lackey (Anderson) over David Schlieper (West Liberty) Maj 13-4 4.00 0
174 Andy Church (West Liberty) over Jacob Allen (Anderson) Dec 5-2 0 3.00
184 Zack Farmer (Anderson) over Scott Kaiser (West Liberty) Dec 7-5 3.00 0
197 Danny Doyle (West Liberty) over Scott Richardson (Anderson) Maj 14-5 0 4.00
HWT Mike Carpenter (West Liberty) over Zach Newton (Anderson) Pin 0:52 0 6.00
Dual Meet Score 21.0 22.0
Eleazer Arena (1-4) - Mercyhurst (MER) defeated Anderson (AND)
Match Summary AND MER
125 Ryan Bohince (Mercyhurst) over Greg Williams (Anderson) Maj 12-2 0 4.00
133 Dylan D`Urso (Mercyhurst) over Zak hale (Anderson) TF 17-2 0 5.00
141 Ian Abplanalp (Mercyhurst) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 0 6.00
149 Anthony D`Urso (Mercyhurst) over Dennis Rhodes (Anderson) TF 15-0 0 5.00
157 Kevin Johnson (Anderson) over Ian Grecco (Mercyhurst) Dec 4-0 3.00 0
165 Jamal Lackey (Anderson) over Clint Schaefer (Mercyhurst) Pin 7:48 6.00 0
174 Angelo Bortoluzzi (Mercyhurst) over Jacob Allen (Anderson) Pin 1:13 0 6.00
184 Eric Lundgren (Mercyhurst) over Zack Farmer (Anderson) TF 21-6 0 5.00
197 Scott Richardson (Anderson) over Brian Beattie (Mercyhurst) Dec 5-4 3.00 0
HWT Jeff Pollard (Mercyhurst) over Zach Newton (Anderson) Pin 0:51 0 6.00
Dual Meet Score 12.0 37.0