Lock Haven takes down Bucknell

By Tyler Rumsey
Sports Information

February 14, 2013

Senior Harry Turner (Howell, N.J./Howell) picked up a third-period pin in the night’s final bout, sealing victory for the Lock Haven University wrestling team as the Bald Eagles topped host-Bucknell, 23-16 in thrilling fashion.

Lock Haven (6-5) picked up five wins on the night including, Turner’s late-pin and a tech fall from Fred Garcia (Donora, Pa./Ringgold), which helped earn the thrilling road-win and snap a three-match losing skid.

The win also marked The Haven’s first win over Bucknell (6-10) since 2008. LHU had lost the previous three meetings to the Bison.

The Bald Eagles also got wins from Bobby Rehm (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor), Dan Neff (Quarryville, Pa./Solanco) and Billy Randt (York, Pa./West York).

Rehm won by forfeit to open the night at 125 and Neff, who is ranked in all three major polls, won, 3-1 at 141.

Randt picked up an important win at 157, as he downed Vincent Favia, 3-1.

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Photo courtesy of Sports Information

Garica’s tech fall at 184 proved to be a major factor in the outcome of the match. Garica, ranked No. 29 dominated Robert Marchese, 21-6 on the way to the win.

Trailing in the third period, Turner scored a takedown and quickly pinned Joe Stolfi, with just over a minute left in the match to seal the win for LHU.

Lock Haven travels to rival-Bloomsburg for the Bald Eagles’ Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) finale on Fri(7 p.m.). The Huskies are ranked No. 14 in this week’s USA Today/NWCA/AWN Coaches’ Poll.

Tyler Rumsey works for Sports Information and can be contacted at trumsey@lhup.edu

 
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