ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's wrestling team won their second dual-meet match of the season with a 30-19 decision over Alfred State on Wednesday night in Erie Hall.
The Lions trailed early in the match but went on to win six out of the 10 bouts to defeat the Pioneers and get the second win of the season.
Jacob Fankhouser (Warren, PA/Warren) tallied the first victory by forfeit at the 133 weight class to make it 6-all in the match after a forfeit win by Alfred State at 125.
Dan Bishel (Port Allegany, PA/Port Allegany), competing at 141, won by forfeit for a 12-6 lead. The Pioneers captured the 149 class with a fall to even the score at 12-all and then took the lead with a decision at 157 for a 15-12 advantage.
Behrend won the next two bouts to take the lead for good. At 165, Sam Svetz (North East, PA/North East) posted a major decision over Anthony Miraglia, 22-7 for a 17-15 lead. Zachary Ishman (Youngsville, PA/Youngsville) pinned Jacob Cino in just 1:36 to make it 23-15.
George Van Valen remained undefeated at 184 for a 17-0 record with a 14-2 major decision.
Jake Paulson (Erie, PA/McDowell) and Jake Lenhardt (McKean, PA/General McLane) won the final two bouts for an 11-point win. Paulson posted a 14-3 major decision over Joshua O'Neil at 197, while Lenhardt had a 2-0 victory over Kyle Fitzgerald for the final margin.
Behrend returns to action on Saturday at Kent State.