Eagles Fall to Bucknell in EIWA Dual

Eagles Fall to Bucknell in EIWA Dual

Lewisburg, Pa. - The American University wrestling team continues the hunt for its first EIWA victory of the season after falling to Bucknell, 29-4, on Friday, Feb. 3.

The Eagles now stand at 3-7 overall this season and 0-6 in EIWA competition.  The Bison now sit at 8-4 overall and 5-1 in the conference.

Sophomore Josh Terao highlighted the evening's events, holding Bucknell's Jordan Gessner to a scoreless bout with a 14-0 major decision.

From there, though, it was the Bison's match, as they claimed victories in each of the nine remaining bouts.  

Senior Esteban Gomez-Rivera tallied his first dual meet loss of the season with a third period 2-0 decision to Joey Gould.

Senior Tom Page held #14 Victor Lopez to a scoreless first two periods before a late reversal gave Lopez the late edge and the 3-1 decision.

Junior Brent Dempsey fell just short of a comeback performance after he entered the third period trailing Tyler Greene, 3-1.  From there, it was a back-and-forth battle between the two with Dempsey gaining an early point before a takedown from Greene jumped him back up to a three-point lead.  A reversal from Dempsey put him back within one, but time ran out before he could gain that last bit of ground and he fell in a 6-5 decision.

"As a team, we did not execute like we are capable.  Josh Terao showed up to win and performed well.  He continues to improve each performance, which is very exciting," Head Coach Teague Moore said.

The team will retake the mat on Sunday, Feb. 5, for another EIWA matchup, as the Eagles play host to Binghamton in Bender Arena at noon.  For the latest on AU Wrestling, stay tuned to AUEagles and follow the team on Twitter @AU_Wrestling.

RESULTS
125 | #14 Josh Terao maj. dec. Jordan Gessner, 14-0
133 | Joey Gould dec. Esteban Gomez-Rivera, 2-0
141 | #19 Tyler Smith maj. dec. Jack Mutchnik, 12-2
149 | Seth Hogue dec. Michael Sprague, 6-4
157 | #14 Victor Lopez dec. Tom Page, 3-1
165 | Joey Krulock dec. Cole Moseley, 4-3
174 | D.J. Hollingshead dec. Joe Salvi, 5-0
184 | Garrett Hoffman dec. Jason Grimes, 8-6
197 | #16 Tom Sleigh maj. dec. Jeric Kasunic, 10-1
285 | Tyler Greene dec. Brett Dempsey, 6-5