York (Pa.) downs McDaniel to open season

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Brian Thomason recorded a pin at 174 pounds to lead York (Pa.) to a 31-18 non-conference wrestling victory over McDaniel in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday.

            Brent Lowe (Dumfries, Va./Forest Park) recorded a 1-minute, 26-second pin at 149 to lead the Green Terror (0-1), who recorded three pins on the evening for its points..
            The Spartans (1-0) won six of the night’s first seven bouts, including Thomason’s fall with two seconds remaining in the first period.
            After Gary Heckler took a 12-7 decision at 125 to stake the visitors to a 3-0 lead, Kyle Flickiger (133) and Taylor Ulm both recorded major decisions to give York an 11-0 lead in the match.
            Lowe tallied McDaniel’s first points of the night with his fall before major decisions from Eric Rush and John Niedrich pushed the lead to 19-6.
            Rush (157) won his bout 14-4 before Niedrich (165) used a takedown and near fall points late in the third period to push his match to a major decision, 10-2.
            Thomas’ fall secured the match before Ryan Deiter (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) got a late reversal and pin with 37 seconds remaining to snatch a win after trailing on the scoreboard for the entire bout.
            George Saliba answered with his own third-period fall at 197 before Brock Glotfelty (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) wrapped up the match with a pin in 4:21 at heavyweight.
            McDaniel returns to action at the Messiah Invitational on Saturday. Action begins at 10 a.m.
 
York (Pa.) 31, McDaniel 18
125: Gary Heckler (Y) dec. Zach Morris 12-7; 133: Kyle Flickinger (Y) maj. dec. Peter Caruso 15-3; 141: Taylor Ulm (Y) maj. dec. Sean McGarry 10-2; 149: Brent Lowe (M) pinned Albert Gleichauf 1:26; 157: Eric Rush (Y) maj. dec. Matthew Peters 14-4; 165: John Niedrich (Y) maj. dec. Zach Hetrick 10-2; 174: Brian Thomason (Y) pinned Courtney Nightengale 2:58; 184: Ryan Deiter (M) pinned Christopher Elliott 6:23; 197: George Saliba (Y) pinned William Yeo 6:36; HWT: Brock Glotfelty (M) pinned Shane Cooley 4:21.
 
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