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Woody wins by decision at heavyweight

Brendan Woody (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Brendan Woody (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Messiah recorded back-to-back pins to key a 35-9 win over McDaniel in non-conference wrestling action on Wednesday.

Brendan Woody (Crofton, Md./South River) led the Green Terror (4-10) with a 3-2 win at heavyweight.

Matt Pangle led the 15th-ranked Falcons (16-5) with a 1-minute, 52-second pin at 157.

Sean Reddington opened the night with an 11-4 win at 125 before Nick Malinowski (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin School of Maryland) earned a forfeit win at 133.

Nick Nunez won 4-2 for Messiah at 141 to even the match at 6-all before a Stephen Maloney 16-1 technical fall at 149 and the Pangle pin gave the visitors a 17-6 lead.

Jeff Hojnacki added a 6-minute, 21-second fall before a Ben Swarr technical fall and Derek Beitz major decision sealed the win. Victor Defrance won 8-7 at 197.

McDaniel returns to action at the NCAA Div. III Southeast Regional on Feb. 23-24.

No. 15 Messiah 35, McDaniel 9
125: Sean Reddington (Me) dec. Jake Reid 11-4; 133: Nick Malinowski (Mc) won by forfeit; 141: Nick Nunez (Me) dec. Jahmally Willie 4-2; 149: Stephen Maloney (Me) tech. fell Scott Miser 16-1 (2:38); 157: Matt Pangle (Me) pinned Cole Nagle 1:52; 165: Jeff Hojnacki (Me) pinned Wade Bishop 6:21; 174: Ben Swarr (Me) tech. fell Ronald Mattox 18-2 (3:30); 184: Derek Beitz (Me) maj. dec. Ronnie Wuest 16-2; 197: Victor Defrance (Me) dec. Jake Pooton 8-7; HWT: Brendan Woody (Mc) dec. Jared Schell 3-2.

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