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.