January 15, 2010

No. 5 Delaware Valley tops McDaniel

Aggies notch pair of pins in 31-13 victory

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Zak Andrews recorded a pin in 34 seconds to lead fifth-ranked Delaware Valley to a 31-13 victory over McDaniel in non-conference wrestling action on Friday.

Brent Lowe (Dumfries, Va./Forest Park) led the Green Terror (3-4) with a major decision at 149 - one of three victories by the host.

The Aggies (7-2) also received a pin from Michhael Chiapetta at 165.

Emmanuel Ajagbe turned a 10-9 deficit into 12-10 lead with an 8-3 victory at 157 before Chiapetta notched a 5-minute, 55-second fall at 165 to extend the lead to 18-10.

Dan Daddino sealed the match with a 10-2 victory at 174 before Will Yeo (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills) earned a 7-0 win at 184 to close the Green Terror deficit to 22-13.

Jeff Siciliano earned a forfeit at 197 before the battle of ranked opponents at heavyweight.

After three restarts early in the third period and the match tied at 2-all, second-ranked Kyle Bilquist finally got his escape 25 seconds into the third period to take a 3-2 lead. No. 10 Block Glotfelty (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) nearly got the takedown he needed in the final 30 seconds of the match but the wrestlers went out of bounds before he could finish the move.

After Earl Eppard (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne) was awarded at a forfeit at 125 to give McDaniel a 6-0 lead, Eric McCann held off Tommy Goretsas (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) for a 6-5 win at 133.

Andrews followed with his team-leading 16th fall of the season.

Lowe momentarily gave the Green Terror a 10-9 lead with a 10-2 major decision at 149. Behind a big second period, Lowe staved off a late takedown attempt by Dale Fava to preserve the four points.

The Green Terror returns to action in the Centennial Conference opener at Johns Hopkins on Wednesday. Match time is 7 p.m.

No. 5 Delaware Valley 31, McDaniel 13
125:
Earl Eppard (M) won by forfeit; 133: Eric McCann (D) dec. Tommy Goretsas 6-5; 141: Zak Andrews (D) dec. Michael Tancredi 0:34; 149: Brent Lowe (M) maj. dec. Dale Fava 10-2; 157: Emmanuel Ajagbe (D) dec. Matt Peters 8-3; 165: Michael Chiappetta (D) pinned Marcus Carter 5:55; 174: Dan Daddino (D) maj. dec. Scott Forrester 10-2; 184: Will Yeo (M) dec. Jake Phillips 7-0; 197: Jeff Siciliano (D) won by forfeit; HWT: Kyle Bilquist (D) dec. Brock Glotfelty 3-2.

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