GETTYSBURG, Pa. Senior Ray Martin (Downingtown, Pa./West Chester Henderson) scored his 70th career win via injury default at 165 pounds as Gettysburg College dropped a non-conference 44-6 decision to Division I Franklin & Marshall College in Bream Gym on Wednesday night.
Franklin & Marshall 44, Gettysburg 6
125: Gio Diaz (F&M) won by forfeit (6-0)
133: Pat Phillips (F&M) won by forfeit (12-0)
141: Wil Gil (F&M) tech. fall Jake Stein (GC); 5:00 (19-2) (17-0)
149: Cristiaan Dailey (F&M) major dec. Eric Mougalian (GC); 14-3 (21-0)
157: Chase McCollum (F&M) tech. fall Jake Dressler (GC); 5:11 (16-0) (26-0)
165: Ray Martin (GC) inj. def. Crew Fullerton (F&M); 1:11 (26-6)
174: John Crawford (F&M) major dec. Russell Canova (GC); 11-2 (30-6)
184: James Conway (F&M) tech. fall Kelvin Angelo Cupay (GC); 5:20 (23-5) (35-6)
197: Mike Waszen (F&M) dec. Brendan Loder (GC); 15-8 (38-6)
285: Cenzo Pelusi (F&M pinned Jon Stix (GC); 1:58 (44-6)
- Gettysburg was out-manned from the outset against its Division I foe. Injuries left the Bullets without competitors at 125 and 133, giving the Diplomats a quick 12-0 advantage in the team scoring. Two technical falls and a major decision pushed the F&M lead to 26-0.
- Martin and Crew Fullerton took stock of each other in the opening minute of their bout at 165 with Martin deftly avoiding a potential takedown near the edge of the mat. The bout came to an abrupt halt, however, when Fullerton suffered an apparent injury, giving the Gettysburg senior a win by injury default. Martin improved to 70-35 overall in his career and 21-5 this season.
- The Diplomats posted a major decision and technical fall in the next two matches. Junior Brendan Loder (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) provided some late excitement with a pair of takedowns against Mike Waszen at 197 pounds, but Waszen’s early lead held up for a 15-8 decision. F&M closed the match with a pin by Cenzo Pelusi at heavyweight.
Franklin & Marshall has won the last 10 meetings and improved to 62-5-2 against Gettysburg. Wednesday night’s contest was the first meeting since 2012-13.
Gettysburg will head to York (Pa.) College on Saturday for a quad beginning at 11 a.m. Camden Community College and Penn State Mont Alto are also scheduled to wrestle at the event. No outside spectators are permitted inside the York gym. Fans can watch live video at https://ycpspartans.com/watch/?Live=127&type=Live.
This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.