Wrestling: #22 Mount Union Wins OAC Opener at Otterbein to Remain Undefeated

Senior Nick Mancini is now 9-1 on the season overall, 1-0 in the OAC in Tuesday night's victory over Otterbein.
Senior Nick Mancini is now 9-1 on the season overall, 1-0 in the OAC in Tuesday night's victory over Otterbein.

WESTERVILLE, Ohio - The Mount Union wrestling team defeated the Otterbein Cardinals (3-2, 1-0 OAC) 36-10 in their Ohio Athletic Conference opening dual Tuesday night at the Rike Center.

The Purple Raiders won 8 of 10 matchups to continue the team's perfect record as they improve to 6-0 overall and 1-0 in the OAC.

Ranked 14th, senior Nick Mancini (Boardman/Boardman) kicked off the match with a 9-0 major decision victory over Jackson Lakso at 125. Mancini was joined by his fellow ranked teammates who also secured victories in all of their matches for the the Raiders. #8 Alec Cotton won by forfeit at 141, #5 Jesse Gross (Norwalk/St. Paul) defeated Willy Plaisir 5-3 at 165 and #16 Isaiah Watson-Kirksey (Alliance/Alliance) defeated Donny Didion by major decision 11-3 at 184.

Freshman Luke Hernandez (Nashport/Tri-Valley) continued to be victorious at 149 for Mount Union with a tech fall over Michael Duzzny at 27-9, 14 of those points all being scored in the first period. Now 10-1, Hernandez has scored a total of 129 points against his opponents in his eight-match win streak.

Junior Mike Sinclair (Ellwood City, Pa./Lincoln) finished off the match for Mount Union with a pin at 0:59 over Nate Temple at 285.

Next up for the Raiders is the Messiah Petrofes Invitational in Mechanicsburg, Pa. hosted by #6 Messiah College that will take place Friday, December 1 through Saturday, December 2.

 

#22 Mount Union 36, Otterbein 10 MTU OTT
125 - #14 Nick Mancini over Jackson Lakso, MD 9-0 4 0
133 - Santino DiSabato over Nolan Wochna, Pin 2:59 4 6
141 - #8 Alec Cotton win by forfeit 10 6
149 - Luke Hernandez over Michael Duzzny, TF 27-9 15 6
157 - Michael McIntire over Christian Koch, TF 18-2 20 6
165 - #5 Jesse Gross over Willy Plaisir, Dec 5-3 23 6
174 - Tony Rupert over Joey Tromba, Dec 11-6 26 6
184 - #16 Isaiah Watson-Kirksey over Donny Didion, MD 11-3 30 6
197 - #11 Drew Kasper over Nick Corvo, MD 13-2 30 10
285 - Mike Sinclair over Nate Temple, Pin 0:59 36 10