Wrestling: Raiders Tame Tomcats in Non-Conference Dual

Kyle Ferguson (Photo by Ed Hall / edhallphotos.com)
Kyle Ferguson (Photo by Ed Hall / edhallphotos.com)

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's wrestling team defeated Thiel (Pa.) 29-9 in a non-conference dual Thursday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

The Purple Raiders (4-2) won seven of the 10 contested matches

Mount Union got a pin from Conner Homan (Loveland/Loveland) at 165 then a pair of tech fall wins from Nick Mancini (Boardman/Boardman) at 125 pounds and Kyle Ferguson (Akron/Manchester) at 149 pounds.

Alec Cotton (Hartville/Lake) nailed down a major decision win at 141 pounds.

Seth Hayes (Ravenna/Rootstown) at 125, Nick Miller (Mansfield/Ontario) at 174 and Isaiah Watson-Kirksey (Alliance/Alliance) at 184 all got decision victories as well for the Purple Raiders.

Mount Union will next compete at the Gator Boots Duals Saturday, December 17 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mount Union 29, Thiel (Pa.) 9
December 8, 2016
McPherson Academic & Athletic Complex - Alliance, Ohio

125 - Nick Mancini (MTU) tech fall Jaread Prude (Thiel), 16-0 (1:33)

133 - Seth Hayes (MTU) def. Vince Vahaly (Thiel), 8-2

141 - Alec Cotton (MTU) maj. dec. Vinnie Mion (Thiel), 10-0

149 - Kyle Ferguson (MTU) tech fall Caleb Lewie-Cepero (Thiel), 20-5 (6:31)

157 - Austin Bonacci (Thiel) dec. Jesse Gross (MTU), 11-4

165 - Conner Homan (MTU) pin Brett Beltz (Thiel), 4:14

174 - Nick Miller (MTU) dec. Chris Nuss (Thiel), 7-5

184 - Isaiah Watson-Kirksey (MTU) dec. Dominic Farabaugh (Thiel), 8-6

197 - Gage Gladysz (Thiel) dec. Grant Martin (MTU), 5-1

285 - Alex Streich (Thiel) dec. Mike Sinclair, 3-2 OT