Ursinus sweeps Muhlenberg, W&L

Ursinus sweeps Muhlenberg, W&L

ALLENTOWN, Pa.- The Ursinus College wrestling team swept a pair of matches on Saturday afternoon defeating both Washington & Lee and host Muhlenberg. In the first match, the Bears defeated the Generals by a 43-6 score, before defeating Muhlenberg in the nightcap 37-6. The match with McDaniel was postponed, as icy conditions prevented the Green Terror from making it to Allentown. That match will be made up next Saturday.

In the opener of Saturday's action, senior 125 pounder LauraLee Lightwood-Mater (Bethlehem, Pa./George School) registered a forfeit win, as did junior 133 pounder Alex Blank (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) which gave Ursinus a quick 12-0 lead.

At 141 pounds, Sam Campbell eeked out a 3-2 decision over freshman Elisha Gaylor (West Reading, Pa./Wyomissing), before Ursinus got a major decision from sophomore Curtis Watkins (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield-Warde) at 149 pounds over Eric Fessel by a 14-5 score.

Ursinus won the next two bouts, starting with a 6-0 decision by junior 149 pounder Connor McCormick  (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) over H.T. Kotchinian followed by a pin in 2:03 from sophomore Andrew Corbett (Pittsgrove, N.J./Shalick) at 165 pounds over Brian Ross.

W&L scored its final points of the match at 174 as Daniel Igel defeated sophomore William Reick (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Jim Thorpe) 7-3.

The final three bouts were all forfeit wins for Ursinus with senior Nate Murren (Littlestown, Pa./Littlestown) winning at 184, sophomore Teddy Conrad (Doylestown, Pa./C.B.West) at 197, and sophomore Wiliam Cornely (Cinnaminson, N.J./Camden Catholic) at heavyweight.

Against Muhlenberg, Lightwood-Mater and Blank started off the match with forfeit wins, followed by a win from Gaylor 10-2 over Matt Parker. Watkins had a forfeit win at 149, before Keith Swanson defeated Matt Generotti, 4-1 at 157.

At 165, Patrick Gibson defeated Danny Schwartz, 9-4, before Ursinus won the next four matches. Sophomore Michael Kevlin won by forfeit at 174, with Murren taking a 5-0 win over Bill Sholly at 184. Conrad scored a forfeit at 197, with Cornely defeating Nick Pallotta at heavyweight, 4-2.

Ursinus 43, Washington and Lee 6

125  LauraLee Lightwood-Mater (U) won by forfeit

133  Alex Blank (U) won by forfeit

141 Sam Campbell (WL) dec. Elisha Gaylor, 3-2

149 Curtis Watkins (U) maj. dec. Eric Fessel, 14-5

157 Connor McCormick (U) dec. H.T. Kotchinian, 6-0

165 Andrew Corbett (U) pinned Brian Ross, 2:03

174 Daniel Igel (WL) dec. William Reick, 7-3

184 Nate Murren (U) won by forfeit

197 Teddy Conrad (U) won by forfeit

HWT William Cornely (U) won by forfeit


Ursinus 37, Muhlenberg 6

125 LauraLee Lightwood-Mater (U) won by forfeit

133 Alex Blank (U) dec. Michael Slevin, 11-4

141 Elisha Gaylor (U) maj. dec. Matt Parker, 10-2

149 Curtis Watkins (U) won by forfeit

157 Keith Swanson (M) dec. Matt Generotti, 4-1

165 Patrick Gibson (M) dec. Danny Schwartz, 9-4

174 Michael Kevlin (U) won by forfeit

184 Nate Murren (U) dec. Bill Sholly, 5-0

197 Teddy Conrad (U) won by forfeit

HWT William Cornely (U) dec. Nick Pallotta, 4-2