Bears Swept in Philly by #14 Penn, Drexel

Feb. 2, 2007

Philadelphia, PA - The Brown wrestling team (1-9, 1-5 EIWA, 0-1 Ivy) found no brotherly love in Philadelphia on Friday, falling in duals to No. 14 Penn (5-5, 1-0 EIWA, 1-0 Ivy), 33-4, and non-conference opponent Drexel (14-10), 22-14.

Junior co-captain Levon Mock (Bangor, MI) earned a 12-1 major decision at heavyweight for Brown's only win against the Quakers. Penn, sporting five nationally-ranked grapplers, picked up five major decisions and a tech fall, picking up an 8-0 lead before Mock's victory and rolling afterwards.

Things went far better for Bruno against the Dragons, as the Bears won four of the first six matches to take a 13-9 lead. Sophomore Matt Gevelinger (Mineral Point, WI) got things started with a 19-9 major decision at 184 pounds. After Drexel took the lead back on a pin, sophomore Zach Zdrada (Atkinson, NH) won in his first match of the season, taking a 3-2 decision at heavyweight. The Dragons again responded, with a decision at 125. However, juniors Jeff Schell (Zion Grove, PA) and Mark Savino (Princeton, NJ) won their matches at 133 and 141, respectively. Schell took an 11-1 major decision, getting the Bears a two-point lead, and Savino followed with a tight 3-1 decision. However, Drexel won the final four matches, taking the 22-14 victory.

Brown will get right back on the mats Saturday, traveling to New Jersey to take on Princeton (0-12, 0-5 EIWA, 0-1 Ivy) at 1 p.m.

No. 14 Penn 33, Brown 4
184 - #14 Lior Zamir (P) major dec. Matt Gevelinger (B), 22-11 (Penn, 4-0)
197 - Jack Sullivan (P) major dec. Larry Otsuka (B), 15-4 (Penn, 8-0)
285 - Levon Mock (B) major dec. Ben Reiter (P), 12-1 (Penn, 8-4)
125 - Rollie Peterkin (P) dec. Greg Einfrank (B), 7-1 (Penn, 11-4)
133 - #2 Matt Valenti (P) major dec. Jeff Schell (B), 14-4 (Penn, 15-4)
141 - Brett McCurdy (P) dec. Mark Savino (B), 3-1 (Penn, 18-4)
149 - Brian Spangler (P) dec. Bryan Tracy (B), 9-7 (Penn, 21-4)
157 - #14 Matt Dragon (P) dec. Tom Fazio (B), 7-2 (Penn, 24-4)
165 - #17 Zach Shanaman (P) major dec. Bran Crudden (B), 18-5 (Penn, 28-4)
174 - #9 Matt Herrington (P) tech. fall Seth Podhoretz (B), 4:40 (Penn, 33-4)

Drexel 22, Brown 13
184 -- Matt Gevelinger (B) major dec. Kaylan Cureton (D), 19-9 (Brown, 4-0)
197 - Jon Oplinger (D) wbf. Josh Serene (B), 4:07 (Drexel, 6-4)
285 - Zach Zdrada (B) dec. Chris Cowen (D), 3-2 (Brown, 7-6)
125 - Steve Mytych (D) dec. Greg Einfrank (B), 7-3 (Drexel, 9-7)
133 - Jeff Schell (B) major dec. Billy Martin (D), 11-1 (Brown, 11-9)
141 - Mark Savino (B) dec. Dave Gilio (D), 3-1 (Brown, 14-9)
149 - Mark Cartella (D) dec. Bryan Tracy (B), 2-1 (Brown, 14-12)
157 - Ryan Hluschak (D) major dec. Tom Fazio (B), 2-1 (Drexel, 16-14)
165 - William Haydt (D) dec. Bran Crudden (B), 7-4 (Drexel, 19-14)
174 - Nick Kozar (D) dec. Chris Musser (B), 6-2 (Drexel, 22-14)