Five Spartans Place at Will Abele Invite on Saturday

Five Spartans Place at Will Abele Invite on Saturday

Behind four-win or more performances from four different wrestlers on Saturday, Case Western Reserve had five wrestlers place at the Will Abele Invitational, hosted by Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

Freshman Jacob Frisch led the Spartans with a second-place finish in the 125-pound weight class. Frisch picked up a win by pin, his team-leading fifth of the season, over Max Spatola of Penn State Wrestling Club in the quarterfinals, and added an 8-0 major decision over Ursinus' Brandon Miller in the semifinals.

The Spartans also had two wrestlers that each placed third in their respective weight classes and another two wrestlers that each placed fourth.

Junior 174-pounder Nick Tommas placed third and recorded a team-high five victories on the day. Tommas opened the day with a 4-3 decision over Sam Solomon of Alderson Broaddus. He fell in his second match of the day, but then bounced back to claim four straight wins, including a pin against Justin Morel of Wilkes (0:23).

Senior Matt Moy placed third in the 125-pound draw. Moy picked up all four of his wins by decision, with his final victory coming in the third-place match against Ursinus' Brandon Miller (8-6).

Freshman 149-pounder Isaac Collier picked up four wins on the day, including a pin against Nicholas Hudson of Valley Forge and another pin against Patrick O'Toole of Ursinus. Collier now has a team-leading 18 wins on the season. He placed fourth in his weight class.

After falling in his first match of the day in the 133-pound draw, Alec Hoover bounced back with back-to-back-to-back victories, defeating UMBC's Samir Sharad by decision, 7-2, then claimed a 10-2 major decision against Dean Raymon of Oneonta and added an 8-4 decision over Edwin Fiscal of Wilks in the consolation semifinal to place fourth.

The Spartans are back in action tomorrow, as they travel to Allentown, Pennsylvania for a tri-meet against Penn State Mont Alto and Muhlenberg College. Action is slated to begin at 11:00 a.m.