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11/23/15 Millersville Beats West Liberty & Thaddeus Stevens

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:45 pm
by Allen Brown
Millersville, Pa. - The Millersville wrestling team picked up a convincing 30-6 dual victory over visiting West Liberty Monday evening in Pucillo Gymnasium. The Marauders scored three major decisions and a fall from Christian Almony en route to their second win of the season.

Thaddeus Stevens also squared off against West Liberty and Millersville Monday evening. Millersville won all 10 bouts and while the 58 points accumulated do not count as a team win, each of the Marauders added an individual win to their record.

Monday's meeting was just the second all-time between Millersville and West Liberty and the Marauders more than avenged last season's 21-15 defeat at the hands of the Hilltoppers. Junior Austin Camacci got the momentum rolling at 125. He trailed 3-2 early but escaped once in the second and the third and held off Zach Brown for a narrow win.

Sophomore Alex Baider continued his early season tear, improving to 7-1 on the season with a 9-3 win over Jonathan Spence. The two were locked up a 2-2 with 40 seconds left in the second period when Baider hit a takedown. Spence escaped 18 seconds later to cut the lead back to one. But Baider added some needed insurance in the third with a takedown, two nearfall points and a bonus point for more than two minutes of riding time.

Senior Thomas Nulty cruised at 141 pounds, picking up an 18-4 major decision, allowing points only on escapes. Against Thaddeus Stevens, Nulty scored a pin in 45 seconds--the fastest of his career.

Nick Haegele also picked up a pair of wins at 149 pounds. Against West Liberty's Cole Nace, Haegele led 7-4 late but Nace came within one on a reversal with 10 seconds to go. Nace, however, was penalized for an illegal move and Haegele's riding time got him a 9-6 win. His 16-0 tech fall against Thaddeus Stevens' Shay Mattern was his first of the season.

D.J Mele (157) started his night with a 10-2 major decision over Anthony Craig and finished it with a fall in 4:08. Seth Decker (165) picked up a 17-1 tech fall in his second match of the evening. Freshman Christian Almony impressed with a pair of first period pins. Almony rolled up West Liberty's in just 14 seconds--the fastest pin by a Marauder this season, and then pinned Thaddeus Stevens' Ryan Miggins in 1:29. Almony now has four first period falls this season.

At 184 pounds, Kyle Narber controlled his match with West Liberty's Daniel Carpenter from the start and picked up his third major decision of the season by a 13-3 score. He then dispatched Martin Grasley of Thaddeus Stevens with a pin in 2:42.

Freshman Colton Dull made his collegiate debut and quickly went to 2-0. He earned a 4-1 decision against the Hilltoppers and needed just 25 seconds in his second match to score his first career fall.

The Marauders travel to the PSAC Championships on Dec. 5 and do not return home until Jan. 8 against Gannon.

MILLERSVILLE 30, WEST LIBERTY 6
125: Austin Camacci (MILL) over Zach Brown (WLU) (Dec 4-3)
133: Alex Baider (MILL) over Johnathan Spence (WLU) (Dec 9-3)
141: Thomas Nulty (MILL) over Josh Cornell (WLU) (MD 18-4)
149: Nick Haegele (MILL) over Cole Nace (WLU) (Dec 4-3)
157: D.J. Mele (MILL) over Anthony Craig (WLU) (MD 10-2)
165: David Schlieper (WLU) over Seth Decker (MILL) (Dec 8-4)
174: Christian Almony (MILL) over Eric VandenBossche (WLU) (Fall 0:14)
184: Kyle Narber (MILL) over Daniel Carpenter (WLU) (MD 13-3)
197: Colton Dull (MILL) over Nathan Dawson (WLU) (Dec 4-1)
285: Tyler Dodd (WLU) over David Wuestner (MILL) (Dec 10-3)

MILLERSVILLE 58, THADDEUS STEVENS 0
125: Austin Camacci (MILL) over (TSCO) (For.)
133: Alex Baider (MILL) over (TSCO) (For.)
141: Thomas Nulty (MILL) over Jeremy Bohan (TSCO) (Fall 0:45)
149: Nick Haegele (MILL) over Shay Mattern (TSCO) (TF 16-0 5:37)
157: D.J. Mele (MILL) over Anthony Votano (TSCO) (Fall 4:08)
165: Seth Decker (MILL) over Tommy Bragg (TSCO) (TF 17-1 0:00)
174: Christian Almony (MILL) over Ryan Miggins (TSCO) (Fall 1:29)
184: Kyle Narber (MILL) over Martin Grasley (TSCO) (Fall 2:42)
197: Colton Dull (MILL) over Dimitrius Dennison (TSCO) (Fall 0:25)
285: David Wuestner (MILL) over (TSCO) (For.)