wrestling splits last two cc matches
Junior Billy Hall registered a pair of pins as the Muhlenberg wrestling team split its last two regular-season Centennial Conference matches, defeating Washington and Lee, 25-15, and falling to McDaniel, 25-18.
Hall needed less than two minutes to pin down both his opponents, winning in 53 seconds against Sammy Brusca from Washington and Lee and 1:03 against McDaniel’s Tom Boehm. The Chester, N.J., native improved to 24-4 overall and 7-1 in dual meets during the 2007-08 campaign.
Junior Justin Fitch also notched two victories for Muhlenberg in the 174-pound weight class, earning an 8-4 decision against Robert Terrin (W&L) and a 4-1 decision against Courtney Nightengale (McDaniel).
In the most pulsating bout on the day, junior Matt Friedman (above) defeated Tim Manson (W&L), 5-4 in the 157-pound division. Trailing 4-0 at the beginning of the third period, Friedman scored a takedown and a three-point near-fall. He also eliminated Manson’s riding time to record his first season win.
Seniors Chris Swensen (197) and Joe Tartar (HWT) extended an 18-15 lead by winning the final two bouts for the Mules in their success against Washington and Lee.
Muhlenberg was leading 15-6 against McDaniel after the first four bouts ended, but the Green Terror won five of the next six contests to steal the victory.
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