PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The Lake Erie College wrestling team won two-of-three matches Saturday (Nov. 23) at the Lake Erie Quad meet. Three Storm wrestlers finished the day at 3-0 and two went 2-1.
The Storm defeated Alderson-Broaddus College and 10th-ranked University of Indianapolis but fell to 13th-ranked Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) foe Ashland University.
Dylan Kager (Shalersville, Ohio/Crestwood), Nate Ball (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) and Zak Vargo (Stow, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) went 3-0 on the day while Evan Rosborough (Concord Twp., Ohio/Riverside) and Austin Gillihan (Corry, Pa./Corry Area) went 2-1.
The Storm started the quad with a 29-14 win over Alderson-Broaddus. Justin Smith (Canal Falls, Ohio/Northwest), Ball, Vargo and Bobby Zappitelli (Painesville, Twp., Ohio/Lake Catholic) picked up decisions in their matches. Gillihan picked up a major decision at 133-pounds while Kager and Rosborough had pinfalls at 141 and 197-pounds, respectively.
In the second contest of the day, the Storm fell to 13th-ranked Ashland. Kager picked up a major decision at 141-pounds while Ball, Vargo and Dylan Zivcic (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor/Lakeland) won by decision.
The Storm concluded the day with a 31-13 win over 10th-ranked Indianapolis. Gillihan and Kager started the match with back-to-back technical falls while Rosborough had his second pinfall victory of the day. Ball, Vargo and Zivcic won their matches by decision.
The Storm are off until Dec. 7 when they travel to Newberry, S.C. for the Newberry Duals.
Lake Erie College 29 Alderson-Broaddus College 14
125: Cody Buchanan (AB) wins by forfeit
133: Austin Gillihan (LEC) md. Jason West (AB), 15-0
141: Dylan Kager (LEC) fall Samuel Jones (AB), 2:18
149: Justin Smith (LEC) d. Tyler Cross (AB), 3-2
157: Nate Ball (LEC) d. Cody Spinks (AB), 8-6
165: Zak Vargo (LEC) d. Keith Stednitz (AB), 3-0
174: Davis Solak (AB) fall Dylan Zivcic (LEC), 1:46
184: Garrett Onderko (AB) d. Jacob White (LEC), 8-4
197: Evan Rosborough (LEC) fall Nick Nester (AB), 1:40
285: Bobby Zappitelli (LEC) d. Taylor Ortiz (AB), 3-0
Ashland University 27 Lake Erie College 13
125: Johnny Maurice (AU) wins by forfeit
133: Michael Labry (AU) d. Austin Gillihan (LEC), 8-1
141: Dylan Kager (LEC) md. Ty Davis (AU), 11-3
149: Brent Fickel (AU) fall Tom McVicker (LEC), 1:30
157: Nate Ball (LEC) d. Kyle Burns (AU), 4-3
165: Zak Vargo (LEC) d. Jake Piatt, 3-2
174: Dylan Zivcic (LEC) d. Luke Cramer (AU), 7-3
184: Bryson Hall (AU) d. Tyler Tesny (LEC), 7-5
197: Joe Brandt (AU) d. Evan Rosborough (LEC), 3-2
285: Tyler Houska (AU) fall Bobby Zappitelli (LEC), 3:00
Lake Erie College 31 University of Indianapolis 13
125: Alex Johns (UI) wins by forfeit
133: Austin Gillihan (LEC) tech fall Trace Plaugher (UI), 15-0
141: Dylan Kager (LEC) tech fall Andrew Frey (UI), 15-0
149: Cameryn Brady (UI) md. Justin Smith (LEC) 20-8
157: Nathan Ball (LEC) d. Shledon Struble (UI), 4-3
165: Zak Vargo (LEC) d. Jeff Weiss (UI), 6-2
174: Dylan Zivcic (LEC) d. Shelby Mappes (UI), 13-10
184: Chevy Farris (LEC) wins by forfeit
197: Evan Rosborough (LEC) fall Jared Boehm (UI), 1:21
285: Evan Wooding (UI) d. Bobby Zapitelli (LEC), 3-1