Spartans Fall to Otterbein in First Dual Match of the Season

Spartans Fall to Otterbein in First Dual Match of the Season

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team fell 37-9 against Otterbein University in Horsburgh Gymnasium on Wednesday evening.

The Spartans scored their nine points in the match at the 149-pound weight class and the 197-pound weight class. Freshman 149-pounder Isaac Collier claimed a victory by technical fall against Michael Wright (18-0). Sophomore 197-pounder Gavin Dersh-Fisher added a victory by major decision against Luke Hess (10-2). For the season, Collier leads the Spartans with 14 wins, while Dersh-Fisher has totaled 10 wins.

Three matches ended in decisions, with senior Matt Moy falling 11-5 to Jackson Lakso in the 125-pound match, freshman Alec Hoover dropping a 6-5 decision to Tyler Norris at 133 pounds and junior Connor Gordon suffering a 4-2 loss to Donny Didion in the 165-pound match.

Otterbein registered four pins during the match, and claimed one win by major decision.

The loss dropped the Spartans to 0-1 on the year in dual matches, while Otterbein improved to 9-1.

Case Western Reserve will be back in action on Saturday, January 14th, when the squad heads to Collegeville, Pennsylvania for the Ursinus Invite, hosted by Ursinus College.