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Penn State thumps Lock Haven, 32-6
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – No. 15 Penn State, returning to the mats for the first time in two weeks, made short work of host Lock Haven on its way to a 32-6 victory over the home standing Bald Eagles. The Nittany Lions won eight of ten bouts in front of a near capacity Thomas Field House crowd to coast to the victory. No. 11 Brad Pataky (Clearfield, Pa.) got Penn State off to a fast start with a pin in under a minute at 125. After an LHU victory at 133, Penn State senior Adam Lynch (Mifflinburg, Pa.) got his first career dual meet win at Penn State with a 15-3 major at 141, putting Penn State up 10-3 after three bouts. Penn State's three All-Americans then did their damage in fine fashion. Sophomore Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 6 at 149, posted an 11-2 major; senior Cyler Sanderson (Heber City, Utah), ranked No. 2 at 157, posted a 24-9 technical fall at 157; and senior Dan Vallimont (Lake Hopatcong, N.J.), ranked No. 8 at 165, notched an impressive 16-6 major to put Penn State up 23-3 after six bouts. Freshman Justin Ortega (Oxford, Pa.) picked up his third dual meet win, getting a takedown just :10 into a sudden victory period to post a thrilling 8-6 (SV) win over Lock Haven junior Derek Caldwell at 174. Senior David Erwin (Urbana, Ohio), ranked No. 14 at 184, then added a convincing 6-1 win over Lock Haven veteran Jeremie Cook. Sophomore Clay Steadman (McKean, Pa.) got Penn State's final win with a 6-2 decision at 197 as sophomore Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio) was upset 6-1 by LHU's Daniel Craig at heavyweight. The Nittany Lions dominated the takedown war, posting a 36-4 edge in takedowns. Penn State also collected eight bonus points to none for Lock Haven. The Nittany Lions got a pin, a technical fall and three majors in front of nearly 2,000 fans. Penn State moves to 6-1-1 on the year while Lock Haven fell to 0-3. The Nittany Lions will trek to Hampton, Va., for the 2010 Virginia Duals next weekend. Penn State will take part in the two day dual meet tournament on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9, at the Hampton Coliseum. Penn State's next home dual is set for Jan. 22 when it hosts Illinois at 7 p.m. in Rec Hall. Single event tickets will cost $8 for adults and $6 for youth. Group sales are available once again for groups of 15 people or more. Group prices are $4 in advance and $5 walk-up. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 1.800.NITTANY between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. All Penn State events will once again air live on Forever Broadcasting's WRSC (1390 AM) or 3WZ (95.3 FM) and on www.GoPSUsports.com as well. The 2009-10 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline. #15 Penn State 32, Lock Haven 6 125: #11 Brad Pataky PSU pinned George Ester LHU, WBF (0:50) 6-0 133: John Trumbetti LHU dec. Bryan Pearsall PSU, 7-4 6-3 141: Adam Lynch PSU maj. dec. Justin Loudon LHU, 15-3 10-3 149: #6 Frank Molinaro PSU maj. dec. Brock Parker LHU, 11-2 14-3 157: #2 Cyler Sanderson PSU tech. fall Seth Creasy LHU, 24-9 (TF; 6:11) 19-3 165: #8 Dan Vallimont PSU maj. dec. Kevin Dufresne LHU, 16-6 23-3 174: Justin Ortega PSU dec. Derek Caldwell LHU, 8-6 (SV) 26-3 184: #14 David Erwin PSU dec. Jeremie Cook LHU, 6-1 29-3 197: Clay Steadman PSU dec. Harry Turner LHU, 6-2 32-3 285: Dan Craig LHU dec. #12 Cameron Wade PSU, 6-1 32-6Digg | Del.icio.us | Reddit | Newsvine | Email | Print
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