Lehigh Tops @AU_Wrestling, 25-12

Josh Terao with a near fall

WASHINGTONGage Curry and Josh Terao won the final two bouts of the evening, but Lehigh scored a 25-12 victory over American University in an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association dual match on Saturday at Bender Arena.

The Eagles fell to 2-4 overall and 2-2 in league matches, while Lehigh improved to 4-7.

MATCH NOTES

• Curry edged Luke Resnick in the 125-pound bout, 6-4. He carried a 5-2 edge into the third period and held on for a tight victory.

• Terao, ranked 15th nationally, got a pair of near falls in the second period to take a 6-3 edge into the third. He led 8-5 before finishing off a 10-5 win with a takedown in the final seconds. Terao improved to 15-4 with the win and improved his career record to 94-38.

Prince Hyeamang got a win for the Eagles in the 197-pound bout when Jordan Wood had to default due to injury. The six-point win for AU stopped a six-bout streak by Lehigh.

Jack Mutchnik lost his first overtime match of the season against six wins, opening the evening with a 5-4 loss at 141 pounds.

Michael Sprague dropped the 149-pound bout by a 3-2 score, with Kizhan Clarke losing to No. 18 Josh Humphreys, 8-5 at 157.

LEHIGH 25, AMERICAN 12

141 – Ryan Pomrinca (Lehigh) dec. Jack Mutchnik, 5-4 (TB-1)                      LEH, 3-0

149 – Cortlandt Schuyler (Lehigh) dec. Michael Sprague, 3-2                       LEH, 6-0

157 - #18 Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) dec. Kizhan Clarke, 8-5                          LEH, 9-0

165 – Gordon Wolf (Lehigh) tech. fall Elijah Murphy, 20-2 (4:48)                 LEH, 14-0

174 - #7 Jordan Kutler (Lehigh) major dec. Conner Allshouse, 16-3              LEH, 18-0

184 – Chris Weiler (Lehigh) dec. Tanner Harvey, 9-7                                     LEH, 21-0

197 – Prince Hyeamang (AU) over #18 Jake Jakobsen, injury def. (4:07)      LEH, 21-6

285 - #7 Jordan Wood (Lehigh) major dec. Niko Camacho, 12-2                  LEH, 25-6

125 – Gage Curry (AU) dec. Luke Resnick, 6-4                                               LEH, 25-9

133 - #15 Josh Terao (AU) dec. Brandon Paetzell, 10-5                                 LEH, 25-12

 

Eagles now 2-4, 2-2 EIWA

Mountain Hawks now 4-7, 3-1 EIWA

NEXT UP

The Eagles have three duals on the road before returning to Bender Arena on Friday, Feb. 15 to play host to George Mason. AU travels to Drexel on Saturday, Feb. 2 for a 7 p.m. dual.

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