January 21, 2012

Wrestling takes two at Gettysburg Tri

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Ursinus started its Centennial Conference dual meet schedule with a perfect 2-0 mark on Saturday at a tri-meet with Gettysburg and Johns Hopkins.

Ursinus (6-0, 2-0 Centennial) defeated Gettysburg 28-13 in the first dual, then staged an epic rally in the second dual over Johns Hopkins winning 18-15. Ursinus had trailed 15-6 going into the final three bouts, then got two decisions and a pin to take the win.

In the Gettysburg dual, Ursinus went up 19-3 and never looked back. Freshman Christopher Donaldson (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum) started the dual with a 12-8 win over Abe Evans at 125, then sophomore Elisha Gaylor (West Reading, Pa./Wyomissing) scored a tech fall over Tony Stanell 17-0 in 1:48 at 141.

After a forfeit win by senior Connor McCormick (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) at 149, freshman Richard Jasinski (Sellersville, Pa./Penn Ridge) tech falled Joe Fiore, 15-0 in three minutes. The Bears closed with wins by freshman Daniel Manganaro (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) at 184 and a pin from senior Connor McNamara (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) at 197.

Against Johns Hopkins, Ursinus dropped the first four bouts before Jasinski defeated Christian Salera at 157, 4-1, then Andrew Corbett won at 165 4-3 over Jody Gowen.

Junior Mike Kevlin (Manalapan, N.J./St. John Vianney) won his bout at 184 with a 4-2 win over Ben Finelli, then McNamara scored a 1:30 pin over Reid Mosquera at 197 to tie the dual at 15-all. Junior William Cornely (Cinnaminson, N.J./Camden Catholic) won his bout at 285 8-4 to give the Bears the win.

Ursinus will host Muhlenberg, Stevens and Merchant Marine next Saturday.


Ursinus 28, Gettysburg 13
125- Christopher Donaldson (U) dec. Abe Evans, 12-8  (3-0)                            
133- Matt Spano (G) dec. Alex Blank, 4-2 (3OT)  (3-3)                                          
141- Elisha Gaylor (U) technical fall Tony Stanell, 17-0 (1:48)  (8-3)                
149- Connor McCormick (U) won by forfeit (14-3)                                                
157- Richard Jasinski (U) technical fall Joe Fiore, 15-0 (3:00) (19-3)
165- Zach Thomson (G) major dec. William Reick, 14-0  (19-7)                        
174- Jared Leon (G) dec. Matt Krueger, 4-0   (19-10)                                               
184- Daniel Manganaro (U) dec. Anton Serhan, 4-2  (22-10)                                
197- Connor McNamara (U) pinned Marshall Puls (4:00)  (28-10)                    
285- Kevin Poplaski (G) dec. William Cornely, 3-2  (28-13)                                    

Ursinus 18, Johns Hopkins 15
125- Paul Bewak (JH) dec. Christopher Donaldson, 9-4 (3-0)
133- Ray Yagloski (JH) dec. Alex Blank, 8-4  (6-0)                                                      
141- Duncan Crystal (JH) dec. Elisha Gaylor, 4-3  (9-0)                                          
149- Henry Stauber (JH) dec. Connor McCormick, 5-3  (12-0)                           
157- Richard Jasinski (U) dec. Christian Salera, 4-1 (12-3)                                       
165- Andrew Corbett (U) dec. Jody Gowen, 4-3  (12-6)                                   
174- Travis Laska (JH) dec. Matt Krueger, 8-4  (15-6)                                            
184- Mike Kevlin (U) dec. Ben Finelli, 4-2  (15-9 )                                                    
197- Connor McNamara (U) pinned Reid Mosquera (1:30) (15-15)
285- William Cornely (U) dec. Evan Johnson, 8-4  (18-15)