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Hopkins Sweeps Washington & Lee, Penn College

Senior Christian Vallis (125) was one of five Blue Jays to go 2-0 in the sweep of W&L and Penn College.
Jan. 14, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins wrestling team improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Centennial Conference as the Blue Jays swept Washington & Lee and Penn College at Goldfarb Gymnasium on Sunday. Hopkins topped the Generals, 25-13, to secure a Centennial Conference victory in the opener and closed the day with a 47-9 win over the Wildcats.

Against W&L – How It Was Won
The Blue Jays led 9-7 after the first four bouts against W&L, but won four of the next five to push out to a 25-10 lead. Included in the four wins were wins by major decision from freshman Dominick Reyes at 157 and junior Isaac Morales at 184 and a technical fall victory by freshman Max Fleming (197).

Against Penn College – How it Was Won
Johns Hopkins won the first eight bouts to jump out to a 47-0 lead in the win over the Wildcats. Among the eight victories were first-period pins from Reyes, junior Miles Gilliam (174) and Morales and a third-period pin from senior Lucas Escobar (141).

Perfect Jays
Five Johns Hopkins wrestlers posted a 2-0 record on the day to fuel the two victories:
Christian Vallis (125) – Dec., Forfeit
Ricky Cavallo (133) – Pin, Tech. Fall
Dominick Reyes (157) – Major Dec., Pin
Nathan Wertheimer (165) – Dec., Forfeit
Isaac Morales (184) – Major Dec., Pin

That’s a Bonus
Not including three forfeit wins in the victory against Penn College, Johns Hopkins had nine bonus-point victories in the sweep. Included among the nine were five by fall, two by major decision and two technical falls.

That Was Quick
Cavallo pinned W&L’s Matt Muller in 16 seconds and Reyes needed just 30 seconds to pin Daniel Bergeron of Penn College. The 16-second fall for Cavallo is the fastest of the year for the Blue Jays, while Reyes’ 30-second fall is the fourth-fastest.

What’s Next
Johns Hopkins will host York College on Friday, January 19 (7 pm).

Johns Hopkins-25, Washington & Lee-13
125 – Christian Vallis (J) def. Ethan Hartman, 9-3
133 – Ricky Cavallo (J) pin Matt Muller (W), (0:16)
141 – Zach Bylykbashi (W) def. Lucas Escobar (J), 18-5
149 – Bryce Crew (W) def. Connor Joyce (J), 11-4
157 – Dominick Reyes (J) def. Michael Dik (W), 13-2
165 – Nathan Wertheimer (J) def. Alec Horne (W), 2-1 (OT)
174 – Brandon LeFore (W) def. Miles Gilliam (J), 5-1
184 – Isaac Morales (J) def. Patrick Hofstedt (W), 11-0
197 – Max Fleming (J) def. Zach England (W), 19-0
285 – Matt Kaminer (W) def. Henri Behaeghel (J), 6-1
EXH (165) – Andrew Taylor (W) def. Dane Morgan (J), 4-3

Johns Hopkins-47, Penn College-9
125 – Christian Vallis (J) win by forfeit
133 – Ricky Cavallo (J) def. Christian Fox (P), 19-2
141 – Lucas Escobar (J) pin Joe Swank (P) (4:58)
149 – Connor Joyce (J) win by forfeit
157 – Dominick Reyes (J) pin Daniel Bergeron (P) (0:30)
165 – Nathan Wertheimer (J) win by forfeit
174 – Miles Gilliam (J) pin Nick Bruce (P) (1:43)
184 – Isaac Morales (J) pin Ty Gardner (P) (0:56)
197 – Jared Mooney (P) def. Max Fleming (J), 12-8
285 – Dylan Otis (P) pin Henri Behaeghel (J) (1:03)

Team Records:
Johns Hopkins (3-0, 1-0, CC)
Washington & Lee (4-3, 0-1 CC)
Penn College (2-15)

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