Wrestling Falls to Defiance; Paulson Stays Undefeated in Dual Action

Wrestling Falls to Defiance; Paulson Stays Undefeated in Dual Action

ERIE, Pa. – The Defiance wrestling team won seven of the 10 bouts to defeat Penn State Behrend 35-12 in Erie Hall on Sunday afternoon.

Scores: Defiance 35, Penn State Behrend 12

Record: Defiance (1-1), Penn State Behrend (1-8)

Key Moments:

* Behrend managed to take three bouts from the Yellow Jackets
* Sophomore Jake Paulson (Erie, PA/McDowell) remains undefeated in dual-match action with his fourth pin of the season at 184
* Sophomore Levko Higgins (Palmyra, PA/Palmyra Area) held a one-point lead with 1:34 left and he got a late takedown and one point for riding time for the win at 197
* The first win of the match went to Cole Ruffo (Mercer, PA/Hickory) at 149, defeating Noah Saunders 7-4 for his second dual win of the season
* Freshman 125-pounder Michael Binni (Canonsburg, PA/Canon McMillan) battled back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the bout with 30 seconds left
* At 174, sophomore Sam Tubbs (Mt. Lebanon, PA/Mt. Lebanon) took a 5-3 lead in the first period and had it tied at 9-9 heading into the second 

Defiance 35, Penn State Behrend 12

125 – Rosendo Beltran (D) dec. Michael Binni (PSB), 4-3 (3-0)
133 – Dominic Newton (D) won by forfeit (9-0)
141 – Raymier Hickerson (D) won by forfeit (15-0)
149 – Cole Ruffo (PSB) dec. Noah Saunders (D), 7-4 (15-3)
157 – Cortez Bradley (D) maj. dec. Jake Ognibene (PSB), 13-4 (19-3)
165 – Tyler Houston (D) maj. Dec. Tyler Speraw (PSB), 9-1 (23-3)
174 – Jacob Legge (D) pinned Sam Tubbs (PSB), 3:36 (29-3)
184 – Jacob Paulson (PSB) pinned Mason Morris (D), 0:29 (29-9)
197 – Levko Higgins (PSB) dec. Hunter Mcnutt (D), 4-0 (29-12)
HWT – Rigo Villa (D) pinned Jake Kelly (PSB), 1:29 (35-12)