Bears Fall to Lehigh, 25-9

Jan. 26, 2008

Providence, RI - Juniors Branden Stearns (Edinboro, PA) and Matt Gevelinger (Mineral Point, WI) picked up the Bears' two victories, as the Brown wrestling team (4-6, 1-4 EIWA) fell to Lehigh (10-11, 6-0 EIWA), 25-9. Stearns pinned his opponent at 197 in just 45 seconds, and Gevelinger took an 8-3 decision at 184.

Unfortunately for Brown, the two wins came after seven Lehigh victories to start the match. Several were quite close however. To open the match, Mitch Berger defeated senior Nathan Myers (Warwick, RI) at 125, 8-6 in overtime. At 141, senior captain Mark Savino (Princeton, NJ) lost to Jeff Santo, 6-5, on riding time. Trevor Chin defeated sophomore Mark Bloom (Manchester, NY) in overtime at 149, and in the final match of the dual, junior Zach Zdrada (Atkinson, NH) lost to Justin Allen, 2-1, on riding time as well.

For the weekend, Gevelinger, Stearns, Zdrada and senior captain Jeff Schell (Zion Grove, PA) led the team with two wins each.

The Bears will compete at home again in two weeks, hosting Princeton and Boston University on Friday, Feb. 8, and Penn on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Lehigh 25, Brown 9
125 - Mitch Berger (L) dec. Nathan Myers (B), 8-6 SV (Lehigh, 3-0)
133 - Seth Ciasulli (L) dec. Jeff Schell (B), 6-0 (Lehigh, 6-0)
141 - Jeff Santo (L) dec. Mark Savino (B), 6-5 (Lehigh, 9-0)
149 - Trevor Chin (L) dec. Mark Bloom (B), 3-1 SV (Lehigh, 12-0)
157 - Dave Nakasone (L) dec. Tom Fazio (B), 9-5 (Lehigh, 15-0)
165 - Mike Galante (L) dec. Chris Musser (B), 9-2 (Lehigh, 18-0)
174 - Alex Caruso (L) major dec. Kasey McCurdy (B), 14-4 (Lehigh, 22-0)
184 - Matt Gevelinger (B) dec. Kadeem Samuels (L), 8-3 (Lehigh, 22-3)
197 - Branden Stearns (B) WBF Alex Iaccoca (L), 0:45 (Lehigh, 22-9)
285 - Justin Allen (L) dec. Zach Zdrada (B), 2-1 (Lehigh, 25-9)