Pioneers fall to Mercyhurst North East

The Alfred State College wrestling team could not overcome four forfeits and fell 33-12 to Mercyhurst North East in a WNYAC dual match.  The Pioneers fall to 1-5 on the season while the Saints improve to 5-5 on the season.

Mercyhurst North East got three straight forfeit victories to start the evening at 157, 165, and 174 to jump out to a 18-0 lead.  Jordan Hughson (Holley) downed Nathan Kucnick 7-5 in overtime at 184 lbs. to make it 18-3.  Another forfeit at 197 increased the Saints lead to 24-3.

Nick Maxworthy made it 27-3 with a 7-1 win in the heavyweight match.  Greg Saumenig earned a 2nd period pin the 125 match to cap the scoring for the Saints.

Alfred took the final three matches of the night to close the gap to 33-12.  Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA) downed James Henderson 3-2 at 133 to improve to 14-2 on the season.  Mike Gustafason (Warren Area) earned a 9-4 win over Matt Krysiak at 141 and Devin Hennessey (Bridgewataer-Raynham, MA) ended the evening with a 12-7 victory over Shaun Spath at 149.

157 lbs. Tim Meahl (MNE) win via forfeit 
165 lbs.  Mike Wiseman (MNE) win via forfeit 
174 lbs.  Jeff Broduer (MNE) win via forfeit 
184 lbs.  Jordan Hughson (ASC) 7-5 OT decision over Nathan Kucnick 
194 lbs.  Shane Nolan (MNE) win via forfeit 
285 lbs.  Nick Maxworthy (MNE) 7-1 decision over Andy Wright 
125 lbs.  Greg Saumenig (MNE) pin Cory Merchant 
133 lbs.  Gallaway Longenecker (ASC) 3-2 decision over James Henderson 
141 lbs.  Mike Gustafason (ASC) 9-4 decision over Matt Krysiak 
149 lbs.  Devin Hennessey (ASC) 12-7 decision over Shaun Spath 

The Pioneers will travel to the Jamestown CC Open on Saturday before return home next Wednesday for another WNYAC dual match versus Niagara CCC.