By Matthew Shaffer
The men’s wrestling team delivered a dominant performance on Saturday, Feb. 1, defeating Lycoming College 35-4 on Alumni Day. The win marked the 13th win in a row and 14th on the season for the Lions.
To start the match, senior Dan Ortega picked up a quick five points for the team with a technical fall victory. In the next weight group, junior Jake Giordano earned four more points, followed by an impressive 18-point match by junior Robert Dinger.
In what was expected to be the match of the day, senior Dan Kilroy had a comeback win, finishing the bout with a 15-6 turnaround. At the 184-pound division, freshman Reid Colella won by a large margin, securing a 10-1 major decision at a weight that he was not accustomed to competing in.
Sophomore Quinn Haddad started off his match-up with an early 10-0 lead, and then completed the match with a technical fall.
The lineage of the College’s wrestlers in attendance propelled the Lions as they nearly swept Lycoming on the same day that they honored the Hall of Fame coach David Incenhower. The sixth-ranked Lions continue to climb in the Division III leaderboards as they secured the win in all but one of their individual bouts.
The men’s wrestling team will travel to Centenary on Friday, Feb. 7, for a dual match, and will look to continue their success.