Grapplers Drop Two Matches To Army And #14 Lehigh

Jan. 28, 2006

Providence, RI - The Brown wrestling team dropped two home matches to Army, 17-16, and to 14th ranked Lehigh, 40-0 on Saturday at the Pizzitola Center. The Bears fall to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in EIWA Conference action.

A 15-6 major decision by Army's Luke Calbert over freshman Branden Stearns at 184 lbs. proved to be the difference in the first match of the day. Brown held a 13-7 lead going into the 184 lbs. bout with wins by seniors Dan Appello and Mike Savino along with junior Shawn Kitchner and sophomore Mark Savino, who recorded a 9-0 major decision at 141 lbs.

Army went on to win 197 lbs. match to extend its lead to 17-13. Sophomore heavyweight Levon Mock posted a 3-1 win over Michael Sprigg but it wasn't enough for the Bears.

Lehigh recorded one pin, two technical falls and three major decision to blank Brown 40-0 in the second match of the day. The Mountain Hawks are now 10-5-1 overall and 3-1 in the EIWA.

Army 17, Brown 16M/u>
125-William Simpson (Army) dec. Jeff Schell (Brown), 1-0
133-Dan Appello (Brown) dec. Tyler Howard (Army), 3-2
141-Mark Savino (Brown) major dec. Whitt Dunning (Army), 9-0
149-Patrick Simoson (Army) major dec. Shawn Cully (Brown), 12-4
157-Mike Savino (Brown) dec. Brian Rowan (Army), 8-4
165-Shawn Kitchner (Brown) dec. Jon Anderson (Army), 9-4
174-Chad Marzeo (Army) dec. Matt Gevelinger (Brown), 3-2
184-Luke Calvert (Army) major dec. Branden Stearns (Brown), 15-6
197-Charles Martin (Army) dec. Leo Saniuk (Brown), 6-3
285-Levon Mock (Brown) dec. Michael Sprigg (Army), 3-1

Lehigh 40, Brown 0
125-Matt Fisk (Lehigh) dec. Jeff Schell (Brown), 7-4
133-John Stout (Lehigh)dec. Greg Pace (Brown), 10-3
141-Matt Ennis (Lehigh) major dec. Mark Savino (Brown), 13-4
149-Matt Ciasulli (Lehigh) dec. Mike Ashton (Brown), 7-4
157-Derek Zinck (Lehigh) WBF Mike Savino (Brown), 4:50
165-Dave Nakasone (Lehigh) dec. Shawn Kitchner (Brown), 6-4
174-Travis Frick (Lehigh) tech. Fall Matt Gevelinger (Brown), 20-5, 4:38
184-Brian LaMay (Lehigh) tech. Fall Branden Stearns (Brown), 17-2, 7:00
197-Paul Weibel (Lehigh) major dec. Leo Saniuk (Brown), 12-4
285-Matt Cassidy (Lehigh) major dec. Levon Mock (Brown), 14-4