Lock Haven University gets dropped by Edinboro, 22-14

It was a good night of wrestling at Lock Haven University, but the Bald Eagles dropped a 22-14 loss to Edinboro. (The Express/Tim Weight)

LOCK HAVEN — A couple more points here and a couple more there and it might have been a different story.

Unfortunately for the Lock Haven University wrestling team, Edinboro had more of the “here of there” points in close matches as the Fighting Scots defeated the Bald Eagles 22-14 in an EWL dual meet Thursday night.

“We knew coming to the match there was going to be lot of close ones,” said LHU head coach Scott Moore. “A trend for us right now seems to be like giving up the first six (bout) points and having to wrestle back. That is one thing we have to clean up a little bit. We just have to find a way to get that first takedown and go from there.”

Sean Russell and Korbin Myers gave the Fighting Scots a 7-0 lead in the first two bouts, but the Bald Eagles answered the bell with a pair of wins of their own.

Kyle Shoop used five points in the final two periods for a 7-2 win over Nate Hagan at 141 before Ronnie Perry was all over Jansen Lorea for an 18-5 major decision at 149.

“They did a pretty good job of slowing us down in some matches,” said Perry. “That is just something that we need to do is push the pace a little more whether it is in the first period or second period.”

As for his match with Jensen Lorea, Perry felt he had the upper hand right from the first whistle.

“I just felt going out that I was going to be able to dominate him,” Perry said, “That is something I have been working on all season is being ready to come out strong so I get my first takedown, ride tough on top a little bit and then in the second and third period is when those takedowns really come on.”

Andrew Shomers gave the Scots a 10-7 lead with a 7-0 win at 157, before Chance Marsteller gave LHU its first lead of the night with a 12-4 major decision at 165.

Ty Schoffstall put the Scots back on top when he held off Jared Siegrist with a late takedown for a 6-5 win.

“Siegrist wrestled a great match,” said Moore. “He was intense, stayed in the guy’s face and really pushed the pace. He should have gotten a stall call in a lot of different situations, but he just has to improve his match strategy and find ways to finish matches. His weakness is not effort or fight. It is just a matter for him to be a little smarter in certain situations.”

Corey Hazel put the Eagles back on top 13-12 with a 2-0 decision over Zach Ancewicz at 184, Hazel using an escape and some tough top control for his win.

The see-saw pendulum swung back in favor of the Scots at 187 when Dylan ‘Reynolds used a second period escape and time for a 2-0 win.

With LHU’s ranked heavyweight Thomas Haines still on the shelf with a shoulder injury, Edinboro’s Billy Miller was just too much horse for Derek Dragon, Miller pinning the outsized Dragon in 3:37 to send the fans to the exits.

The Bald Eagles complete their three-match weekend series on Saturday when they host Cleveland State at 2 p.m. before hosting always tough Cornell on Super Bowl Sunday in a 1 p.m. matinee.

Edinboro 22, Lock Haven 14

125 – Sean Russell, E, maj. dec. Luke Werner, 20-8. (4-0)

133 – Korbin Myers, E, dec. D. J. Fehlman, 9-4. (7-0)

141 – Kyle Shoop, LH, dec, Nate Hagan, 7-2. (7-3)

149 – Ronnie Perry, LH, maj. dec. Jensen Lorea, 18-5. (7-7)

157 – Andrew Shomers, E, dec Alex Klucker, 7-0. (10-7)

165 – Chance Marsteller, LH, maj. dec. Fritz Hoehn, 12-4. (10-11)

174 – Ty Schoffstall, E, dec. Jared Siegrist, 6-5. (13-11)

184 – Corey Hazel, LH, dec. Zach Ancewicz, 2-0. (13-14)

197 – Dylan Reynolds E, dec. Trey Hartsock, 2-0. (16-14)

285 – Billy Miller, E, pinned Derek Dragon, 3:37. (22-14)