LHU Wrestling: No. 23 Bald Eagles roll past Clarion, post 12th win of season
FROM STAFF REPORTS
CLARION, Pa. – The No. 23 Lock Haven University wrestling team (12-4, 4-2 EWL) capped the dual season with a dominating 28-12 victory over Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) rival Clarion University (9-5, 4-2 EWL) yesterday on the road.
With the win LHU moved to 12-4 on the season and finished EWL action at 4-2. The 12 wins are the most in a single season in 15 years. Lock Haven last posted 12 wins during the 2002-03 season.
Yesterday, the Bald Eagles won the first six bouts of the meet today, racing out a commanding 25-0 lead. In all, LHU won seven of 10 bouts and got a pair of a tech falls and a pin.
Luke Werner (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty), DJ Fehlman (Warren, Pa./Warren), No. 27 Kyle Shoop (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs), No. 15 Ronnie Perry (Christiana, Pa./Solanco), Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./East Pennsboro), No. 5 Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Kennard-Dale) and No. 13 Thomas Haines (Quarryville, Pa./Solanco) all posted wins for Lock Haven.
Shoop and Marsteller recorded tech falls at 141 and 165, respectively, and Klucker posted a pin at 157 as the Bald Eagles poured it on the final dual meet of the season.
Perry, the only Bald Eagle senior in the lineup Sunday, recorded the 98th win of his career as he looks to become just the 20th LHU wrestler in school history to hit the 100-win mark.
Marsteller moved to 36-1 with his tech fall on Sunday. The 36 wins are tied for seventh all-time in Lock Haven’s single-season win list.
The Bald Eagles will officially wrap up the regular season next weekend when they host the Mat-Town Open II Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 17 (9:30 a.m.).