GREENSBURG, Pa. – The No. 13-ranked West Liberty University wrestling team picked up right where it left off Saturday afternoon, sweeping to a pair of impressive victories in a triangular meet at Seton Hill University.
Coach Brian Davis's Hilltoppers (5-1) opened their post-holiday slate with a 27-14 victory against Kutztown (Pa.) before closing out the day with a 28-14 romp past the host Griffins. Kutztown downed Seton Hill, 27-12, in the day's opening match.
Both West Liberty matches followed similar patterns with the Black and Gold falling behind in the early going but storming back with strength in the heavier weight classes to win going away.
Art Hobley (149), Jarrod Shaw (157), Jordan Nolan (165) and Matt Littleton (174) all went 2-0 for West Liberty on the afternoon while Jake Donley (197) and 285-pounder JD Ramsey each posted a win on the mat and collected a forfeit decision.
Shaw and Derrick Williams notched the Hilltoppers' only two pins with both of them coming in the Kutztown match. Shaw stopped the Golden Bears' Anthony Frost at 4:40 of their 157-pound bout while Williams brought an early end to his 184-pound match against Giovanni Ortiz.
The West Liberty mat squad hits the road again Tuesday night for a 7 p.m. dual test at Ohio Valley University in Vienna, W.Va.
*No. 13 West Liberty 27, Kutztown 14
125: Desmond Moore (Kutz) d. Joe Wagstaff (WLU), 10-5
133: Even Yenolevich (Kutz) win by forfeit
141: Mitch Voelker (Kutz) p. Dillon Nolte
149: Art Hobley (WLU) d. Leonard Drummond (KU), 9-5
157: Jarrod Shaw (WLU) p. Anthony Frost (KU), 4:40
165: Jordan Nolan (WLU) d. Micah Bollinger (KU), 6-5
174: Matt Littleton (WLU) md. Ricky Pena (KU), 12-4
184: Derrick Williams (WLU) p. Giovanni Ortiz (KU)
197: Jake Donley (WLU) d. Vinny Campanille (KU), 5-3
285: JD Ramsey (WLU) d. Brandon Clark (KU), 2-0
*-One team point deducted from each team (coaches' warnings)
No. 13 West Liberty 28, Seton Hill 14
125: Kenny Trumbetta (SHU) tf. Joe Wagstaff (WLU), 19-4
133: Dillon Nolte (WLU) d. Stephen Smith (SHU), 12-5
141: AJ Fisher (SHU) win by forfeit
149: Art Hobley (WLU) d. Nick Nichols (SHU), 3-1
157: Jarrod Shaw (WLU) d. Adam Moranduzzo (SHU), 8-3
165: Jordan Nolan (WLU) d. Kurt McCamley (SHU), 10-1
174: Matt Littleton (WLU) d. Randall Wagner (SHU), 9-6
184: Zach Benzio (SHU) d. Derrick Williams (WLU), 4-3
197: Jake Donley (WLU) win by forfeit
285: JD Ramsey (WLU) win by forfeit