Golden Eagle’s Drop Final Dual Meet to West Virginia

Golden Eagle’s Drop Final Dual Meet to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Clarion wrestling team wrapped up the 2018 dual match season on Sunday afternoon, falling by a final score of 25-13 to West Virginia in Morgantown.  Despite the loss, the Golden Eagles finish the year with a 10-7 record, their first winning season in dual match competition since 2002-03.  They will next be in action on March 3 when they compete at the EWL Championships hosted by Edinboro.

Brock Zacherl
 improved to 26-0 on the season with a win over Christian Monserrat, ekeing out a 3-2 decision at 141 pounds to finish the dual match season undefeated.  Zacherl is 45-1 in dual matches in his career, and has now won 43 straight duals dating all the way back to his redshirt freshman season in 2015-16.

He was not the only Brookville, Pa. native to take a decision on Sunday.  
Taylor Ortz
 improved to 24-9 on the season with a win over Kyler Rea at 149 pounds.  Ortz defeated Rea by a 7-4 decision, cutting West Virginia’s lead in the team match to just 12-6 after four bouts of action.

Senior Dom Rigous was the next Golden Eagle to win on Sunday, beating the Mountaineers’ Parker Von Egidy by a 7-4 score at 174 pounds.  
Toby Cahill
 rounded out the day with a victory over Brandon Ngati in the heavyweight bout, snapping a three-bout losing streak with a 12-2 major decision.

125: Zeke Moisey (West Virginia) over 
Gavin Park (Clarion) (Fall 2:17
133: Matthew Schmitt (West Virginia) over Roshaun Cooley (Clarion) (Fall 4:31
141: Brock Zacherl
 (Clarion) over Christian Monserrat (West Virginia) (Dec 3-2)
149: Taylor Ortz
 (Clarion) over Kyler Rea (West Virginia) (Dec 7-4)
157: Hunter Jones (West Virginia) over Mac Tanner
 (Clarion) (SV-1 3-1)
165: Nick Kiussis (West Virginia) over Max Wohlabaugh
 (Clarion) (Dec 5-0)
174: Dominic Rigous
 (Clarion) over Parker VonEgidy (West Virginia) (Dec 7-4)
184: Brenden McRill (West Virginia) over Taylor Cahill
 (Clarion) (Dec 3-0)
197: Jacob Smith (West Virginia) over Dustin Conti
 (Clarion) (MD 12-4)
285: Toby Cahill (Clarion) over Brandon Ngati (West Virginia) (MD 12-2)