Storm Falls to Tiffin in Dual but Clinches Share of GLIAC Championship

Storm Falls to Tiffin in Dual but Clinches Share of GLIAC Championship

TIFFIN, Ohio— The 12th-ranked Lake Erie College faced 13th-ranked Tiffin University in their final Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) dual Wednesday (Feb. 10).

The Dragons won in a close battle, 20-15. However, the Storm clinched a share of the GLIAC Championship, their third in a row.

The 125-pound match featured Forrest Glogouski (New Paris, Ind./Fairfield) and Giuseppe Penzone.  Penzone scored the first points with a takedown, matched by a Glogouski escape.  After an injury stoppage, Penzone increased his lead with a reversal. A nearfall brought the lead to 8-1. Glogouski was awarded a point for a violation, followed by an escape to cut the lead to five.  In the second period, Glogouski opened with an escape, cutting the lead to 8-4.  Glogouski rode out the third but was unable to overcome the lead, falling 8-4.

The 133-pound match featured Austin Gillihan, ranked sixth in the region (Corry, Pa./Corry Area) and Lawrence Blackful, ranked fifth in the region.  Gillihan scored the first takedown.  He worked the takedown to a four-point nearfall.  He scored two more nearfall points by the end of the period.  In the second, Blackful rode out the two minutes.  Blackful was awarded a point in the third but Gillihan secured the decision, 8-1.

The 141-pound match featured Ian Ross (Newark, N.Y./Newark) and Travis Slayer, ranked third in the region.  After a scoreless first, Ross scored the first point with an escape.  Late in the period, Slayer scored a takedown.   The lead increased to two with an escape to open the third.  Ross tied it with a takedown with just over a minute to go.  Ross gave Slayer the escape.  Slayer was called for stalling, sending the match to overtime.  In the extra session, Ross scored a takedown after a long scramble to pick up the 6-4 decision.

The 149-pound match featured Nick Boggs (Concord, Ohio/Riverside) and Mike Screptock, ranked third in the region. After a scoreless first, Boggs opened the scoring with an escape but Screptock quickly completed a takedown.  Boggs tied the bout at two with an escape.  Screptok regained the lead with an escape in the third.  Late in the period, Boggs scored a takedown to pick up the 4-3 decision. 

The 157-pound match featured Conner Nemec (Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood) and Sam Viengmany, ranked third in the region. Viengmany scored the first points with a takedown late in the opening period.  Nemec cut the lead in half with a quick escape to open the second.  Once again, Viengmany scored a late takedown, giving him a 5-1 lead after two.  Viengmany had a third takedown in the third, for the decision win.

The 165-pound match featured Hunter Turner (North Branch, Mich./North Branch) and Jett Hurt.  Hurt scored a takedown and worked it to a pin, as the Dragons took the lead, 11-9. 

The 174-pound match featured Nicholas Vandermeer (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston), ranked third regionally, and Chris Baker.  Vandermeer completed a takedown midway through the first.  Baker cut the lead in half with an escape.  In the second, Vandermeer scored a reversal to take a 4-1 lead.  A two-point nearfall pushed the lead to five heading into the third.  Baker escaped to cut the lead to four but with a point of riding time, Vandermeer picked up the 7-2 decision.

The 184-pound match featured Tyler Hughes (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) and Jared Chambers.  After a scoreless first, Hughes got on the scoreboard with an escape.  Chambers reversed from the bottom late in the third to pick up the 2-1 decision.

The 197-pound match featured nationally eighth-ranked Evan Rosborough (Concord Twp., Ohio/Riverside) and fifth-ranked Jake Cramer. Rosborough scored the first takedown and a two-point nearfall midway through the first.  Cramer then reversed it, cutting the lead in half.  The back-and-forth continued as Rosborough reversed it, followed by a Cramer escape late in the period.  Rosborough increased his lead to 7-3 with an escape in the second.  Late in the period, Rosborough scored another takedown after a long scramble.  Cramer escaped to start the third, cutting the lead to 9-4. 

The heavyweight match featured Noah Hosking (Milford, Mich./Milford) and second-ranked Garrett Gray.  Gray scored a quick takedown, working it to a pin to give the Dragons the win.

The Storm is back at Tiffin on Feb. 21 for the Bergmania Duals.

#12 LAKE ERIE COLLEGE at #13 TIFFIN UNIVERSITY

FEB. 10, 2016

125: Giuseppe Penzone  (TU) dec. Forrest Glogouski (LE) (8-5)

133: Austin Gillihan (LE) dec. Lawrence Blackful (TU) (8-1)

141: Ian Ross (LE) dec. Travis Slayer (TU) (6-4, SV-1)

149: Nick Boggs (LE) dec. Mike Screptok (TU) (4-3)

157: Sam Viengmany (TU) dec. Conner Nemec (7-1)

165: Jett Hurt (TU) pinfall Hunter Turner (LE) (2:51)

174: Nick Vandermeer (LE) dec. Christ Baker (TU) (7-2)

184: Jared Chambers (TU) dec. Tyler Hughes (LE) (2-1)

197: Evan Rosborough (LE) dec. Jake Cramer (TU) (9-4)

285: Garrett Gray (TU) pinfall Noah Hosking (LE) (:37)

Tiffin deducted one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct.

FINAL SCORE Tiffin 20 Lake Erie 15

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