Spartan Grapplers Win Twice on Day Two of Whitehill Duals

Conor Driscoll (photo by Lynne Browske)
Conor Driscoll (photo by Lynne Browske)

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team showed another sign of its continued improvement throughout the season with a pair of victories on the second and final day of the 2014 Budd Whitehill National Duals hosted by Lycoming College.

The Spartans (2-6) cracked the win column for the first time this season with a 30-13 victory versus the United States Coast Guard Academy (0-4) in its first session. Then versus the State University of New York at Oswego (2-6), the Spartans were winners, 28-13.

Sophomore 125-pounder Josh Hall (Galloway, Ohio/Bishop Ready) won his lone match of the day by a 6-1 decision to complete a 3-0 weekend and improve to 9-3 for the season.

In addition, four Spartans went 2-0 for the day. Freshman 174-pounder David Brunk (Hood River, Ore./Hood River Valley) won by decision and his team-best fifth pin of the season. Brunk was 4-1 for the weekend to push his season mark to 12-9.

Freshman Luke Marcelli (Massillon, Ohio/Jackson) was victorious by a pin and a decision at 149, improving to a team-best 20-7 this season.

Freshman Conor Driscoll (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Bradley) won by major decision at 184 versus the Coast Guard and via pin at 197 versus SUNY-Oswego. Sophomore Eric Sullivan (Middletown, Ohio/Lakota East) picked up decisions at 197 and 285.

The Spartans now have nearly two weeks off from competition before finally opening the home portion of the 2013-14 schedule in a dual versus Washington & Jefferson College (Pa.) on Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 p.m. at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

FINAL SCORE: CWRU 30, CGA 13

125: Matt Moy (C) dec. Earl Roberts (G), 7-4; 133: Jeff Gould (C) win by forfeit; 141: Thomas Porzillo (G) dec. Connor Medlang (C), 12-7; 149: Luke Marcelli (C) pinned Matthew Vieira (G), 3:57; 157: Steve Kidwell (G) maj. dec. Noah Feldstein (C), 13-4; 165: Nick Lees (C) tech. fall Benjamin Greene (G), 15-0; 174: David Brunk (C) dec. Daniel Fiorvani (G), 5-2; 184: Conor Driscoll (C) maj. dec. Cory Geyer (G), 14-5; 197: Eric Sullivan (C) dec. Phillip Azzari (G), 6-2; 285: Joel Wyman (G) win by forfeit

FINAL SCORE: CWRU 28, OSW 13

125: Josh Hall (C) dec. Kevin Ramkishun (O), 6-1; 133: Quamaine Thomas (O) dec. Jeff Gould, 7-3; 141: Connor Medlang (C) maj. dec. Tomas Garcia (O), 21-8; 149: Luke Marcelli (C) dec. Abubakarr Sow, 4-2; 157: Noah Feldstein (C) dec. Kyle Vershay (O), 9-5: 165: David Hall (O) maj. dec. Brian Snyder (C), 10-2; 174: David Brunk (C) pinned Sean Maloney (O), 1:58; 184: Scott Bova win by forfeit; 197: Conor Driscoll pinned (C) Joseph Gorsuch (O), 2:12; 285: Eric Sullivan dec. Branden Jones (O), 7-4