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.
|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|