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O’Boyle finishes third at Ursinus

Mike O'Boyle  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Mike O'Boyle 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Mike O'Boyle (North Reading, Mass./North Reading) finished third at 141 to lead McDaniel at the Ursinus Fall Brawl in wrestling action on Saturday.

Logan Yox (Westminster, Md./Liberty) added a fourth-place showing at 165 for the Green Terror at the non-scoring meet.

O'Boyle opened his day with a pair of decision victories, defeating Brandon Virgilio (Elizabethtown) 13-8 and Matt Spano (Gettysburg), 10-4.

After being pinned to drop to the consolation bracket, O'Boyle turned in a first-period fall and then toppled second-seeded Joe Cruz (Ursinus) by fall in 4:57.

Yox opened his day with a 13-2 major-decision victory over Liberty's Alex Cox and 10-0 win over Franklin & Marshall's Ekow Eshun before falling to RIT's Tory Cain, 14-5. In the consolation bracket, Yox pinned Edward Draves (West Chester) in 6:07 and notched a 16-7 victory over College of New Jersey's Antonio Mancela. A first-period fall advanced Yox to the third-place match, where he fell to Drew Daniel (Navy Prep), 6-5.

Taylor Avino (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) went 4-2 at heavyweight, falling a match shy of the third-place bout. After being pinned at the 6:00 mark in his opening bout, Avino worked his way back through the consolation bracket.

He started with a 3-1 win over Ursinus' Jacob Bigelow before recording pins in 36 seconds and 15 seconds around a 7-2 victory over Marquis Porterfield (Liberty). Eddie McBride (RIT) pinned Avino in 2:03 to end the sophomore's day.

Luke Yox (Westminster, Md./Liberty) recorded a pair of wins to open his day, defeating Nick Herring (College of New Jersey) 6-4 and Morgan Hoffman (West Chester) by fall in 5:21 before dropping a pair of matches to finish the day 2-2.

Matt Meyers (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) joined Yox with a 2-2 day at 157. Meyers dropped his opening bout 11-4 before recording a technical fall and 7-3 win in his first two matches of the consolation bracket.

Nick Cross (Centreville, Md./Queen Annes County) went 2-2 at 184, recording a pair of pair of first-period pins for his two wins.

Dakota Wilhelm (La Plata, Md./La Plata) recorded a 1-minute, 14-second pin for his lone win at 197.

The Green Terror returns to action at home on Saturday, Nov. 23, hosting West Virginia Tech, Scranton, UMBC and Southern Virginia. Action begins at 12 p.m.

McDaniel Results: 125: none; 133: none; 141: Mike O'Boyle dec. Brandon Virgilio (E) 13-8, O'Boyle dec. Matt Spano (G) 10-4, Richard Durso (FM) pinned O'Boyle 1:30, O'Boyle pinned Tim McCann (H) 2:09, O'Boyle pinned #2 Joe Cruz (U) 4:57; 149: none; 157: Richard Jasinski pinned Tim Gainsborg 0:39, Nathaniel Seals (K) dec. Gainsborg 8-3, Luke Yox dec. Nick Herring (CNJ) 6-4, Yox pinned Morgan Hoffman (WC) 5:21, Jasinski dec. Yox 8-3, Chase Bonntjer tech. fell Yox 18-1 (7:00), Boontjer tech. fell Manuel Miranda 17-1 (3:00), Owen Mayer (H) pinned Miranda 1:21, Adam Palmer (U) pinned Bryan Zoppo 1:35, Seals pinned Zoppo 3:02, Luke Bileyu (WC) dec. Erik Meyers 11-4, Meyers tech. fell Colin Furth (G) 18-1 (7:00), Meyers dec. Ethan Testa (RIT) 7-3, Hoffman maj. dec. Meyers 16-6; 165: Logan Yox maj. dec. Alex Cox (L) 13-2, Yox maj. dec. Ekow Eshun (FM) 10-0, Tory Cain (RIT) maj. dec. Yox 14-5, Yox pinned Edward Draves (WC) 6:07, Yox maj. dec. Antonio Mancella (CNJ) 16-7, Yox pinned Anthony Carlo (U) 2:21, Drew Daniel (NAVY) dec. Yox 6-5, Angelo Lussi (K) pinned Aaron Sampson 2:25, Eshun dec. Sampson 9-5, Joshua Ferenczy (L) tech. fell Meyers 19-2 (4:25), Draves pinned Meyers 1:15; 174: none; 184: Dennis Melendez (H) pinned Marvin McKinney 1:17, Nick Cross pinned Thomas Rheault 2:41, Stevie Cervantes (NAVY) maj. dec. Cross 15-4, McKinney med. for. Lukas Iorio (G), Cross pinned McKinney 1:02, Tyler Brent (RIT) pinned Cross 1:52; 197: Jaquan Welch (NAVY) dec. Lou Orem 3-0, Benjamin Martin (E) pinned Orem 3:26, Dakota Wilhelm pinned Sigala Fosam (CNJ) 1:14, #3 Christian Psomas (U) tech. fell Wilhelm 16-0 (5:17), Charles Kerkesner (FM) pinned Wilhelm 6:30; HWT: Patryk Kopczynski (H) pinned Avino 6:00, Avino dec. Jacob Bigelow (U) 3-1, Avino pinned Dilpreet Singh (H) 0:36, Avino dec. Marquis Porterfield (L) 7-2, Avino pinned Zach Newton (L) 0:15, Eddie McBride (RIT) pinned Avino 2:03, Donald Shovestull (NAVY) pinned David Gurski 5:20, Ben Galica (WNE) pinned Gurski 0:23.