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WVU roundup: Wrestlers drop match to Edinboro

Created on:   Fri, Feb 16, 2018   12:08 AM

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EDINBORO, Pa. — Redshirt freshman Kyler Rea earned his third straight victory of the season, as the WVU wrestling team fell to Edinboro, 21-15, in its final road dual match of the season Feb. 15.

Heavyweight Billy Miller clinched the win for the Fighting Scots (7-5) by defeating WVU’s (5-7) Brandon Ngati, 4-0.

The Mountaineers return home Sunday for the annual Beauty and the Beast Meet, starting at 2 p.m. The squad will compete against Clarion, while the Mountaineers gymnastic team squares off against Pitt and Maryland.

It is the home season finale for both programs, and the senior wrestlers (Parker VonEgidy and Jacob A. Smith) and gymnasts will be honored following the competition.

The Mountaineer Fan Festival also will be held Sunday. The Coliseum Gold Gate will open at 12:30 p.m., and one ticket will grant fans admittance into both events. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for youths and senior citizens and $2 for groups of 10 or more. WVU students get in free with a valid WVU student I.D.


125: Sean Russell (Edinboro) dec. Zeke Moisey, 6-4 [SV-1].

133: Korbin Myers (Edinboro) dec. Matthew Schmitt, 6-0.

141: Christian Monserrat (WVU) dec. Nate Hagan, 2-1.

149: Kyler Rea (WVU) dec. Jensen Lorea, 4-1.

157: Andrew Shomers (Edinboro) tech. fall Hunter Jones, 16-0 [TF-3:26].

165: Fritz Hoehn (Edinboro) dec. Nick Kiussis, 6-4.

174: Ty Schoffstall (Edinboro) major dec. Parker VonEgidy, 12-4.

184: Brenden McRill (WVU) dec. Zach Ancewicz, 5-0.

197: Jacob A. Smith (WVU) wins by forfeit.

285: Billy Miller (Edinboro) dec. Brandon Ngati, 4-0.


Six Mountaineers were named to the academic all-Big 12 team, as announced by the league.

Redshirt junior center Theresa Ekhelar, senior forward Kristina King, junior guard Katrina Pardee and redshirt freshman guard Nia Staples were named to the first team. Redshirt freshman forward Krystaline McCune and senior guard Chania Ray earned mention on the second team.

First-team selections maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while second-teamers hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.


The Mountaineers are in Akron, Ohio, to play the Zips, today and East Tennessee State, on Saturday.

Senior Lyn Yuen Choo and junior Paula Goetz lead the Mountaineers in dual action, with each registering two wins. The two also tie for the team lead with one doubles win on the year.