February 10, 2012
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Alex Pellicciotti and Stephen McPeek recorded pins and Bucknell registered three total bonus-point victories as it easily defeated Lock Haven by a 28-13 margin Friday evening. The win snapped a four-match losing streak for the Bison, who have now defeated the Bald Eagles three consecutive years.
Bucknell (4-15) has now outscored Lock Haven (4-9) 79-38 over the course of the last three meetings. The Bison earned their second road win of the season.
Freshman Austin Miller gave Bucknell the early lead with a 6-4 overtime decision in the opening bout of the night at 125. He scored a takedown with 10 seconds left in overtime to earn his team-high 18th victory of the season.
The lead was short-lived, however, as Lock Haven's John Trumbetti posted a 15-1 major decision at 133, giving the Bald Eagles a 4-3 advantage, their only lead of the match. Lock Haven would win only one more bout (184) before being given a forfeit at heavyweight after the Bison had opened up a 28-7 lead.
Pellicciiotti's pin at 149 followed a major decision by Derrik Russell and extended the Bucknell lead to 13-4. Pellicciotti was dominating his bout and led 12-2 at the time of the pin, his fifth bonus-point victory of the season.
Three bouts later McPeek followed with his third pin of the year to improve to 17-15 overall. Like Pellicciotti, he held a large lead at the time of the pin as he was up on Aaron McKinney by a 14-4 score when the fall occurred early in the third period.
Senior John Regan, junior Corey Lear and freshman Tyler Lyster also posted wins by decision in the match. Regan won 5-2, but led the whole bout, while Lear won 2-1 based on riding time (1:21). Lyster snapped a four-bout losing streak with an 8-3 decision at 197 as he never trailed.
Bucknell will wrap up its regular season Sunday at noon against Penn in Davis Gym. Regan, the team's lone senior, will be honored during Senior Day ceremonies prior to the match.
Bucknell 28, Lock Haven 13
125: Austin Miller (BU) dec. Bobby Rehm (LHU) 6-4 (OT)
133: John Trumbetti (LHU) major dec. Bob Hauser (BU) 15-1
141: Derrik Russell (BU) major dec. Jonathon Childress (LHU) 11-3
149: Alex Pellicciotti (BU) pinned Owen Wilkinson (LHU) 4:36
157: John Regan (BU) dec. Aaron Fry (LHU) 5-2
165: Corey Lear (BU) dec. Seth Creasy (LHU) 2-1
174: Stephen McPeek (BU) pinned Aaron McKinney (LHU) 5:35
184: Fred Garcia (LHU) dec. Jamie Westwood (BU) 6-2
197: Tyler Lyster (BU) dec. Matt Parlier (LHU) 8-3
285: Harry Turner (LHU) wins by forfeit