Pioneers Down MNE, Earn First Victory

The Alfred State College wrestling team downed Mercyhurst North East 18-17 to earn their first dual match victory of the season.

The match came down to the final bout between Alfred State's Dan Dwyer (Lafayette) and Mike Powell at 197 lbs.  Dwyer was able to come out victorious 4-1 to erase a 17-15 Saint lead and give the Pioneers the 18-17 victory.

MNE led 6-0 to start the evening following a forfeit at heavyweight.  Mike Gustafson (Warren, PA) made it 6-3 with a 2-1 victory over Mike Capobianco at 133.  Brian Gaines earned a 3-1 victory at 141 to give the Saints a 9-3 advantage.  ASC took the lead for the first time after receiving forfeit victories at 157 Cody Lansberry (Kendall) and 165 Broncho Rollins (Ithaca).  Mercyhurst took back the lead, 17-15, with a 12-10 overtime victory by Timothy Meahl  over Eric Giles (Vestal) at 174 and a 17-1 victory by Joshua Miller at 184.

The Pioneers are now 1-5 overall and the season and 1-4 in WNYAC action.  The team travels to Niagara CCC on Saturday for a 2 p.m. battle with the Trailblazers.

Wt. Class 

Result  Team Score 
285 Ross Hayden (MNE) win via forfeit MNE 6 ASC 0 
125  No Match MNE 6 ASC 0 
133  Mike Gustafson (ASC) 2-1 over Mike Capobianco (MNE)  MNE 6 ASC 3 
141  Brian Gaines (MNE) 3-1 over Darren Whittall (ASC)  MNE 9 ASC 3 
149  No Match  MNE 9 ASC 3 
157  Cody Lansberry (ASC) win via forfeit  MNE 9 ASC 9 
165 Broncho Rollins (ASC win via forfeit  MNE 9 ASC 15 
174 Timothy Meahl (MNE) win 12-10 (OT) over Eric Giles (ASC)  MNE 12 ASC 15 
184  Josh Miller (MNE) 17-1 over Dan Steiger (ASC) MNE 17 ASC 15 
197 Dan Dwyer (ASC) 4-1 over Mike Powell (MNE) MNE 17 ASC 18