ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 6 ranked in NCAA Division III Mount Union put up a fight against No. 14 ranked in NCAA Division II Ashland but the Eagles left the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex Tuesday with the win, 28-12.
Junior Seth Hayes (Ravenna/Rootstown) started the Purple Raiders off with a victory at 125 pounds in an 8-1 decision over Dan Morell.
Ashland went on to win the next three matches before junior Kyle Jenkins (Stow) secured a pin at 157 pounds after trailing Ashland's Gavin Garica by as much as 11 points in the third period.
Later at 197 pounds, sophomore George Lassnick (Painesville/Lake Catholic) also collected a come-from-behind win in a 14-10 decision against Peter Abraham.
With the win, Ashland improves to 7-1 overall as Mount Union is now 13-3 on the season.
The Raiders next compete at the Spartan Mat Classic hosted by Manchester University (Ind.) Saturday, January 12.
|#14 Ashland 28, #6 Mount Union 12||ASH||MTU|
|125 - Seth Hayes (MTU) over Dan Morell (ASH), Dec 8-1||0||3|
|133 - Luke Wymer (ASH) over Leondre Cooley (MTU), MD 11-0||4||3|
|141 - #7 Chandler Minnard (ASH) over David Massey (MTU), Dec 5-4||7||3|
|149 - Carson Speelman (ASH) over Justin Rayner (MTU), TF 15-0 [4:29]||12||3|
|157 - Kyle Jenkins (MTU) over Gavin Garcia (ASH), Fall 6:33||12||9|
|165 - Cody Woods (ASH) over Wyatt Strum (MTU), Fall 5:36||18||9|
|174 - #1 at 165 Bret Romanzak (ASH) over Conner Homan (MTU), Dec 7-2||21||9|
|184 - Daniel Beemer (ASH) over Rob Valenti (MTU), Dec 8-2||24||9|
|197 - George Lassnick (MTU) over Peter Abraham (ASH), Dec 14-10||24||12|
|285 - Tristen Weirich (ASH) over Nick Corvo (MTU), MD 9-1||28||12|