Wrestling: Raiders Battle Despite Loss to NCAA Division II #14 Ranked Ashland

Kyle Jenkins (Photo by Jill Martin)
Kyle Jenkins (Photo by Jill Martin)

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