Late pins lift Lyco over York

Pins by undersized juniors Nik Christine and Sam Batchelor at 197 pounds and heavyweight, respectively, helped the Lycoming College wrestling team open up its 2013-14 dual meet season with a come-from-behind 24-13 win over York Tuesday night at Lamade Gym.

Christine entered the third period down 5-2 to York’s Zach Coleman after giving up a takedown and a 2-point near fall in the second period, but he immediately scored to get back into the match with a reversal. With less than 30 seconds left and the wrestlers scrambling near the out-of-bounds line, Christine put Coleman’s shoulder on the mat for a two-point near fall before losing grip. As time rolled under 20 seconds, a second stall warning on Coleman tied the match at six. Now the aggressor, Christine attacked, getting the takedown and then the pin with 11 seconds remaining, giving Lycoming an 18-13 lead.

Batchelor, who improved to 7-2 on the season, took an easier road to his meet-clinching win at 285 pounds, as he got two first-period takedowns, his second landing Thomas Boylan on his back, where Batchelor finished off the meet seconds later. Batchelor is just one win away from his career high of eight set as a freshman.

125: Thomas Gattinella, Y, dec. Cody Barbiche, LYCO, 6-2; 133: Ryan Flynn, Y, dec. Andrew Gipe, LYCO, 9-4; 141: Caleb Willey, LYCO, dec. Nicholas Gattinella, Y, 8-2; 149: Seth Lansberry, LYCO, dec. John Allenson, Y, 5-0; 157: Adam Kritzer, Y, dec. Nolan Barger, LYCO, 7-5; 165: Matthew Neff, LYCO, dec. Austin Barley, Y, 2-1; 174: Tyler Rhoads, Y, maj. dec. Johnathan Secor, LYCO, 12-0; 184: Greg Wetzel, LYCO, dec. Nicholas Zak, Y, 3-1; 197: Nikolas Christine, LYCO, pinned Zach Coleman, Y, 6:49; 285: Samuel Batchelor, LYCO, pinned Thomas Boylan, Y, 2:18

Exhibition Matches

125: Jake Witmer (LC) maj. dec. Evan Shirakawa, 13-0; 133: Evan Zuzulock (YC) dec. Zack Finn, 8-5; 174: Mitchell Ramsey (YC) tech. fall Frank Rodriguez, 5:54; 184: Matt Zippilli (YC) fall Willie Alford, 5:37; 197: Skylar Ebner (LC) dec. Troy Uhrin, 6-3; 285: Max Lamport (LC) fall James Kennedy, 3:17

Next:?Brockport State at Lycoming, Nov. 20