Scots Drop Dual to Battlers

February 8, 2018

Philippi, WV Ohio Valley University wrestlers lost to conference foe Alderson Broaddus Thursday night here by a 24-19 score. The Scots won four out of the six contested matches but were not able to overcome three forfeits early in the match.

Junior Anthony Tripke (North Port, Florida) would lead off the dual with a win for the Scots. He would decision his opponent by 7-3 decision to give the Scots the 3-0 lead.

The lead would was short lived. The Scots would forfeit the next three matches to the Battlers. With the forfeits at 133 lb., 141lb, and 149 lb. the Scots would find themselves in 18-3 hole.

OVU would go on and win the next two matches once again by decision. Sam Philips (Parkersburg, West Virginia) would defeat Derek Smith with 9-6 decision. T.J. Lambiotte (Mineral Wells) would win his 20 match of the season with 7-4 decision over Logan Shurina.

However, the Scots All-American Dalton George would suffer his second defeat of the season, as he would drop a decision to Gino Sita at 174 lb. class by a 11-6 margin. George defeated Sita by pin just two weeks ago at the West Virginia Intercollegiate. However Sita the GMAC wrestler of the week for January 23 would be able to turn the table and take decision for the Battlers to make the team score 21-9.

Scots would then get their last live win of the night as Ali Capobianco Jr. (Albrightville, Pennsylvania) would get the biggest win point wise with a major decision over Sam Solmon 17-9. With the win, the Scots would edge a little closer to 21-13 in the team total. Tyler Koreski would get a walkover for the Scots to make the team score 21-19.

THE MATCH WAS OVER: After Ben Willard who was ahead 5-4 over his opponent Alex Eaton, would took Willard to his back to get a near fall count of four points to make the score 8-5. Willard would add an escape and Eaton would add a take down to make the score 10-6 which gave the Batters the dual win. The Battlers are now 3-8 in duals this year.. The Scots drop to 4-2.

WHATS NEXT: the Scots return to the match on Wednesday as they will take on West Liberty at the Snyder Activity Center at 7 PM.

Match Results
125 (OVU Anthony Tripke (wbd 7-3) over (AB) Breandan Coughlin OVU 3-0
133 (AB) Curtis Cox (Win by forfeit) AB 6-3
141 (AB) Parker Brown (Win by forfeit) AB 12-3
149 (AB) Daniel Drayton (Win by forfeit) AB 18-3
157 (OVU) Sam Phillips (wbd 9-6) over (AB) Derek Schmidt AB 18-6
165 (OVU) TJ Lambiotte (wbd 7-4) over (AB) Logan Shurina AB 18-9
174 (AB) Gino Sita (wbd 11-6) over (OVU) #6 Dalton George AB 21-9
184 (OVU) Ali Capobianco (maj. 17-9) over (AB) Sam Solomon AB 21-13
197 (OVU) Tyler Koreski (Win by forfeit) AB 21-19
285 (AB) Alex Eaton (wbd 10-6) over (OVU Ben Willard) AB 24-19

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