BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Rutgers wrestling team lost to No. 24 Lehigh, 26-10, at Leeman-Turner Arena on Saturday. RU is now 10-5 overall, with a 5-3 mark in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA). Lehigh improves to 14-7 overall, 7-1 in EIWA competition.
Only three Scarlet Knights came up with victories against the Mountain Hawks. Dan Hilt (Manalapan, N.J.) won a 3-0 decision against LU's Kevin Vinh at 133 pounds.
At 165, Matt Pletcher (Eastampton, N.J.) beat Manuel Schubert, 6-2, registering his ninth win out of the last 10 matches. At 197 pounds, Lamar Brown (Red Bank, N.J.) recorded a major decision win over Eddy Silverman, 13-5, moving to 7-2 on the year.
The Scarlet Knights travel to Philadelphia, Pa., to take on Drexel on Thursday, Feb. 15. Match time is slated for 7:00 p.m.
Lehigh 26, Rutgers 10
Bethlehem, Pa., Leeman-Turner Arena
February 10, 2007
Weight Match Bout Score
125 Matt Fisk (LU) WBF Andrew DelGuercio (RU) 2:30
133 Dan Hilt (RU) dec. Kevin Vinh (LU) 3-0
141 Matt Ciasulli (LU) tech. fall Kyle Milanese (RU) 19-4, 7:00
149 Jeff Santo (LU) dec. Jack Barrett (RU) 10-4
157 Dave Nakasone (LU) dec. Chris Norrell (RU) 9-4
165 Matt Pletcher (RU) dec. Manuel Schubert (LU) 6-2
174 Dave Helfrich (LU) dec. Mike Whalen (RU) 3-1 s.v.
184 David Craig (LU) dec. Keith Dobish (RU) 5-3
197 Lamar Brown (RU) maj. dec. Eddy Silverman (LU) 13-5
285 Justin Allen (LU) dec. Mike D’Amico (RU) 6-2
Attendance – 1,810
Referee – George Chilmonik