McDaniel opens CC slate with win

Earl Eppard © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Earl Eppard © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Green Terror build early lead for 24-16 win at Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE, Md. - McDaniel won the first four matches of the night, capped by a Brent Lowe (Dumfries, Va./Forest Park) major decision at 149, to defeat Johns Hopkins 24-16 in the Centennial Conference (CC) wrestling opener for both teams on Wednesday.

Will Yeo (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills) later added a major decision for the Green Terror (4-4, 1-0 CC) and Brock Glotfelty (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) won by forfeit to seal the victory for the visitors.

Reid Mosquera led the Blue Jays (2-6, 0-1 CC) with a 4-minute, 15-second pin at 197.

Earl Eppard (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne) opened the match with a 10-2 victory at 125 before Tommy Goretsas (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) tallied five points in the final 15 seconds for a 12-6 win at 133.

Mike Tancredi (Wall, N.J./Wall Twp.) stretched the lead to 10-0 on a takedown in the final seconds for a 3-1 win at 141.

Lowe's 15-2 victory staked McDaniel to a 14-0 advantage.

Michael Testa (157) and Eric Levenseller (165) notched back-to-back decision to make it a 14-6 match before Andrew Giannascoli had a 15-4 win at 174 to pull the hosts within 14-10.

Yeo won 12-2 to seal the victory after the 184 match.

McDaniel returns to action at the Messiah Open on Saturday. Action begins at 10 a.m.

McDaniel 24, Johns Hopkins 16

125: Earl Eppard (M) maj. dec.Adam Stevens 10-2; 133: Tommy Goretsas (M) dec. Paul Marcello 12-6; 141: Mike Tancredi (M) dec. Matt Nelson 3-1; 149: Brent Lowe (M) maj. dec. Rocky Barilla 15-2; 157: Michael Testa (J) dec. Matt Peters 5-1; 165: Eric Levenseller (J) dec. Tony Vorndran 9-3; 174: Andrew Giannascoli (J) maj. dec. Scott Forrester 15-4; 184: Will Yeo (M) maj. dec. Stu Corless 12-2; 197: Reid Mosquera (J) pinned Joe Camlin 4:15; HWT: Brock Glotfelty (M) won by forfeit.