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Lake Erie

Storm Wins Five-of-Nine Bouts but Falls at Kutztown

Photo by Baker Media Productions
Photo by Baker Media Productions

KUTZTOWN, Pa.—The eighth-ranked Lake Erie College wrestling team won five-of-nine contested bouts but were unable to overcome 14th-ranked Kutztown University, falling 21-16 Saturday (Feb. 7).

The dual started at 133-pound after the Storm forfeited 125-pounds.  Ian Ross (Newark, N.Y./Newark) picked up a 2-1 decision win over Travis Roper to cut the overall lead to 6-3. 

At 141-pounds, Nick Boggs (Concord, Ohio/Riverside) tied the dual at six with a 4-1 decision victory over Matt Benvenuto.

Chayse Csongedi (Parma, Ohio/Parma) gave the Storm a 10-6 lead with a 9-1 major decision over Trent Clifford at 149-pounds.

Kutztown cut the Storm's lead to one when Matt Martoccio defeated Christian Baughman (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) 10-8 at 157-pounds.

Matt Vandermeer (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) gave the Storm a four point lead with a 4-2 win in sudden victory over Bo Candelaria.

Once again, Kutztown brought the lead to one when Ryan Krecker defeated Nicholas Vandermeer (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) 4-2.

At 184-pounds Kutztown's Andre Petroski defeated Zev Green (Marysville, Ohio/Marysville), 5-2, to give them a 5-2 lead.

Tyler Hughes (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) picked up a point of riding time to defeat Brandon Clark 3-2 at 197-pounds to give the Storm a 16-15 lead heading into the final match.

In the heavyweight bout, top-ranked Ziad Haddad pinned Noah Hosking (Milford, Mich./Milford) to give Kutztown the victory.

The Storm is back in action Friday (Feb. 13) at the University of Findlay as they compete for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championship.

Final Results - #14 Kutztown 21, #8 Lake Erie 16


Nicholas DeMarco (KU) wins by forfeit


Ian Ross (LEC) dec. Travis Roper (KU), 2-1


Nick Boggs (LEC) dec. Matt Benvenuto (KU), 4-1 (1:17 RT)


Chayse Csongedi (LEC) maj. dec. Trent Clifford (KU), 9-1 (3:06 RT)


Matt Martoccio (KU) dec. Christian Baughman (LEC), 10-8 (2:04 RT)


Matt Vandermeer (LEC) dec. Bo Candelaria (KU), 4-2 (SV-1)


Ryan Krecker (KU) dec Nick Vandermeer (LEC), 4-2


Andre Petroski (KU) dec. Zev Green (LEC), 5-2


Tyler Hughes (LEC) dec. Brandan Clark (KU), 3-2 (1:52 RT)


#1 Ziad Haddad (KU) pinned Noah Hosking (LEC), 0:54