January 27, 2007

No. 24 Lehigh Hands Brown 30-15 Loss

Jan. 27, 2007

Bethlehem, PA - Junior co-captain Levon Mock (Bangor, MI) pinned his ranked opponent in the first period, as the Brown wrestling team (1-6, 1-3 EIWA) fell to No. 24 Lehigh (11-6, 4-1), 30-15. Sophomores Matt Gevelinger (Mineral Point, WI) and Lenny Marandino (Redding, CA) picked up wins as well.

The Mountain Hawks took the first three matches to get a 12-0 cushion. Junior Jeff Schell (Zion Grove, PA) took the closest loss of the three, falling to his opponent at 133 pounds in the second overtime period. At 149, Marandino picked up the Bears' first points of the day when his opponent had to default due to an arm injury late in the third period. Lehigh followed with three more victories before Gevelinger picked up a 5-3 win at 184 pounds. Lehigh got its final points of the match with a pin at 197, but Mock gave his team a positive end to the day. Facing Paul Weibel, the 17th-ranked heavyweight in the country, Mock was able to quickly get the upper hand, putting Weibel on his back just 1:52 into the bout. The win brings Mock to 12-8 on the season.

The Bears' weekend road trip continues Sunday at Army. The match with the Golden Knights, who are ranked sixth in the EIWA in the most recent conference poll, starts at 4 p.m.

No. 24 Lehigh 30, Brown 15

125 - Matt Fisk (L) tech. fall Greg Einfrank (B), 19-2, 6:17 (Lehigh, 5-0)
133 - Seth Ciasulli (L) dec. Jeff Schell (B), 3-1 s.v. 2 (Lehigh, 8-0)
141 - Matt Ciasulli (L) maj. dec. Mark Savino (B), 10-1 (Lehigh, 12-0)
149 - Lenny Marandino (B) inj. def. Trevor Chinn (L), 6:32 (Lehigh, 12-6)
157 - Dave Nakasone (L) WBF Tom Fazio (B), 5:53 (Lehigh, 18-6)
165 - Manuel Schubert (L) dec. Bran Crudden (B), 5-2 (Lehigh, 21-6)
174 - David Helfrich (L) dec. Chris Musser (B), 6-2 (Lehigh, 24-6)
184 - Matt Gevelinger (B) dec. Alex Iacocca (L), 5-3 (Lehigh, 24-9)
197 - Matt Cassidy (L) WBF Larry Otsuka (B), 1:56 (Lehigh, 30-9)
285 - Levon Mock (B) WBF #17 Paul Weibel (L), 1:52 (Lehigh, 30-15)