Franklin & Marshall Falls to Davidson 30-13 in Wrestling
DAVIDSON, NC - Davidson College recorded two forfeits and two pin falls as part of six victories to hand visiting Franklin & Marshall College a 30-13 loss in wrestling.
The Wildcats (7-3) jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead as Patrick Coman received a forfeit at 125 lbs. F&M's Rich Gebauer (Sr., South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield) halved the lead at 133 lbs. as he tallied three points in the final 30 seconds of the match for a 7-6 victory over Jim Avola.
Matt Leonard added to the Davidson lead with a pin at 141 lbs. before Benjamin Graham edged Andrew Smith (Fr., Annapolis, MD/Annapolis) 2-0 for a 15-3 lead.
Franklin & Marshall pulled to within eight points of the Wildcats at 157 lbs. as Mike Parziale (Jr., Woburn, MA/Woburn) dominated Matt Pendle for a 14-6 major decision to cut Davidson's lead to 15-7.
However, Trebor Clavette notched a pin in 4:34 at 165 lbs. to push the margin out to 21-7 with four weight classes remaining.
Following an 8-5 victory by Morgan Koukopoulos at 174 lbs., the 184 match was not contested resulting in a double forfeit.
Davidson tacked on six more points at 197 lbs. as Jayson Powers recorded a forfeit victory to end the Wildcats' scoring before Shawn Coughlin (So., Berkley Heights, NJ/Governor Livingston) pinned Joseph Scognamiglio in 4:00 for the 30-13 final score.
Franklin & Marshall (3-12) will return to the mat on February 4 at the University of Pennsylvania. Match time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
Davidson 30, Franklin & Marshall 13
125 - Patrick Coman (DAV) FORFEIT
133 - Rich Gebauer (F&M) DEC Jim Avola (DAV), 7-6
141 - Matt Leonard (DAV) FALL Aviel Ayoung (F&M), 4:22
149 - Benjamin Graham (DAV) DEC Andrew Smith (F&M), 2-0
157 - Mike Parziale (F&M) MAJOR Matt Pendle (DAV), 14-6
165 - Trebor Clavette (DAV) FALL Matt Goggin (F&M), 4:34
174 - Morgan Koukopoulos (DAV) DEC Chris Richey (F&M), 8-5
184 - Not contested (DOUBLE FORFEIT)
197 - Jayson Powers (DAV) FORFEIT
HWT - Shawn Coughlin (F&M) FALL Joseph Scognamiglio (DAV), 4:00