The Lock Haven University wrestling team (5-11 Overall, 2-2 EWL) went on the road last Friday to take on No. 15 Edinboro (13-4 Overall, 6-0 EWL).
The action started at the 125-pound weight class with Jake Field dropping a 6-1 decision to No. 16 Kory Mines.
The Bald Eagles came back to take a surprising lead after Ronnie Perry secured a tech fall victory over Anthony Rivera, which made the score 5-3 in favor of Lock Haven after two bouts.
It was all Edinboro after that. At the 141 pound weight class, Mitchell Port, who is No. 2 in the national rankings for 141-pound weight class, pinned Bobby Rehm in 3:34.
Immediately after that, Dave Habat, who is ranked No. 1 in the 149-pound weight class nationally, earned a 6-0 decision over No. 27 Dan Neff.
Edinboro wouldn’t stop there. The Fighting Scot Kasey Burnett-Davis earned a close 4-3 decision over LHU’s Elias Biddle.
Lock Haven finally stopped the 3-bout losing streak after Aaron McKinney earned a 2-0 decision victory over Casey Fuller.
In the 174-pound weight class, No. 33 Patrick Jennings earned a 11-4 victory over Tyler Wood.
The biggest match of the night was the 184-pound bout, which featured two nationally ranked wrestlers. It was a classic for both wrestlers, but Lock Haven’s Fred Garcia, who is ranked No. 28, dropped a 3-1 decision over No. 13 Vic Avery.
With the victory already secured for Edinboro, Lock Haven made sure the team score would be close as Phil Sprenkle and Brad Emerick won the final two bouts of the evening.
The Lock Haven wrestling team will return to action this Friday, Feb. 13 at the Thomas Fieldhouse to take on Rider University. The match is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.