ROUNDUP: Marsteller wins Clarion Open title in LHU debut

Alex Klucker and Chance Marsteller both dominated their respective weight classes and each finished a perfect 5-0 on the way to individual titles for the Lock Haven wrestling team at Sunday’s Clarion Open.

Klucker went 5-0 with a pair of pins in a strong 157-pound bracket and Marsteller went 5-0 with four tech falls on the way to his title at 165 pounds in his much anticipated Bald Eagle debut.

Klucker, a redshirt-sophomore, needed just 29 seconds to pin his first opponent of the day and he followed that up with a 16-0 tech fall. He won 15-11 in the quarterfinals and upended Joe Lee by major decision, 19-8, in the semifinals. In the finals, Klucker pinned Kent State’s Casey Sparkman in just 2:23 to put an exclamation point on his run through the bracket and title.

Marsteller put on a clinic in his Lock Haven debut. The nationally ranked redshirt-junior went a perfect 5-0 at 165 with four of his five wins coming by way of tech fall. Marsteller’s first three bouts took just over 10 minutes as he overpowered his first three opponents by a combined 55-9 score.

In the semifinals, Marsteller dropped Pittsburgh’s Jake Wentzel, 9-3, before another dominating effort in the finals. In the finals, Marsteller needed just over six minutes to tech Virginia’s Demetrius Romero, 20-5.

In five bouts Marsteller outscored the opposition by a combined 84-17.

• In the defining performance of her brilliant career, senior Kendall Ham scored three goals in the first 21 minutes of the match to get Bucknell off to a dream start, and the second-seeded Bison held on down the stretch for a 3-2 victory over top-seeded Navy in the Patriot League Women’s Soccer Tournament championship on Sunday at Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. It is the second straight Patriot League title and fourth overall for the Bison, who will find out their NCAA Tournament destination on today at 4:30 p.m.

A year ago, Bucknell needed an overtime goal from Cora Climo to defeat Boston University 2-1 in the Patriot League title match. This time the Bison shocked regular-season champion Navy with an incredible three-goal flurry from Ham, who would later earn Tournament MVP honors.

• The No. 18 Bucknell men’s water polo team finished 10-0 in MAWPC East Region play with its 8-6 victory over Fordham on Sunday. The Bison, who clinched their second-straight MAWPC East Region regular-season title with the Rams’ overtime loss to Wagner on Wednesday, completed their perfect conference season behind a five-goal outing by Rade Joksimovic.

“It was a good win, but we have a lot to work to do as we move into the MAWPC tournament,” said head coach John McBride. “Going 10-0 in the conference is a great accomplishment, but our focus is on winning the tournament and getting back to the NCAAs.”

• Six members of the Penn State wrestling team competed at the Clarion Open with true freshman Nick Lee competed unattached at 141 in his first open tournament. Lee was impressive, advancing to the finals. Lee went 4-1 on the day with three dominating tech falls and a major. He dropped a 6-4 decision to No. 10 Brock Zacherl of Clarion in the final.

Junior Shakur Rasheed went 4-1 at 197 with three pins and a tech fall. The Lion junior placed third, winning the consolation finals with a pin in just 39 seconds.

Redshirt freshman Brian Friery, of Lewisburg, competed at 157 pounds and grabbed a win.

No. 9 Tyler Smith moved to 2-0 on the young season, scoring his second major decision victory of the day during the Bucknell wrestling team’s loss to Edinboro, 30-10. The Bison loste earlier in the day to CSU Bakersfield, 26-10.

Smith, who in the morning topped No. 19 Russell Rohlfing of CSU Bakersfield by an 11-2 major decision, defeated Edinboro’s Nate Hagan, 16-6, at 141. Smith outscored Hagan by a 7-1 margin in the third period to win the 80th match of his collegiate career.

Drew Phipps became the first Bison to win by fall, pinning Aaron Paddock 4:52 into their 197 bout.

• The Penn State men’s basketball team picked up an 84-67 win over Bloomsburg in the Bryce Jordan Center in its final exhibition game. Penn State shot 62.5 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes and built a 19-point halftime lead over the Huskies with a 9-0 run over the final 3:25 of the first half. The Nittany Lions were 9 for 13 for a scorching 69.2 field goal percentage in the first eight minutes of the game and converted nine Bloomsburg miscues into 15 points.

Women’s soccer

Bucknell 3, Navy 2

BU–Kendall Ham (Karli Cirovski), 1:28; BU–Kendall Ham, 11:56; BU–Kendall Ham (Cirovski), 21:05; N–Clare Macadam, 27:44; N–Ash Fairow (Alex Jackson), 64:05.

Shots: Navy 17, Bucknell 11. Corner kicks: Navy 11, Bucknell 5. Saves: Navy 3, Bucknell 2.

PSU Berks 4, Penn College 0

PSU–Megan Jardine, 12:06; PSU–Melissa Martin, 16:25; PSU–Ciatlin Golden (Monica Pinel), 50:26; PSU–Caitlin Golden (Alexa Lopez), 80:31.

Shots: PSU 27, Penn College 3. Corner kicks: PSU 9, Penn College 0. Saves: Penn College 15, PSU 1.

Men’s water polo

Bucknell 8, Fordham 6

Bucknell 2 1 3 2 — 8

Fordham 1 2 2 1 — 6

Goals: Joksimovic (5), Djordjevic, Hagen, Stanley. Assists: Djordjevic (2), Dolan, Stanley, Stupp. Ejections Drawn: Hagen (3), Djordjevic, Stupp. Steals: Joksimovic (6), Stupp (6), Dolan, Hagen. Saves: Niehaus (9 svs., 6 ga., 32:00 min.). Sprints: Jacuzzi (0-1), Stanley (0-1), Stupp (2-2)

College wrestling

CSU Bakersfield 26,

Bucknell 10

125: Sergio Mendez (CSUB) maj. dec. Jacob Campbell (BU) 17-7. 133: Sean Nickell (CSUB) maj. dec. David Campbell (BU) 10-2. 141: #9/8/9 Tyler Smith (BU) maj. dec. #19/-/19 Russell Rohlfing (CSUB) 11-2. 149: Seth Hogue (BU) dec. Kalani Tonge (CSUB) 8-6. 157: # -/13/- Coleman Hammond (CSUB) tech. fall Mitch Hartman (BU) 17-2 (7:00). 165: #15 Lorenzo DeLa Riva (CSUB) maj. dec. Joey Schiele (BU) 12-1. 174: Nick Stephani (BU) dec. Bryan Battisto (CSUB) 10-8. 184: Dominic Ducharme (CSUB) dec. Drew Phipps (BU) 10-4. 197: #11/12/11 Matt Williams (CSUB) dec. #14/13/15 Tom Sleigh (BU) 6-5. 285: Jarrod Snyder (CSUB) dec. Eric Chakonis (BU), 6-2.

Edinboro 30, Bucknell 10

125: #6/7/8 Sean Russell (EU) dec. Jakob Campbell (BU) 7-3. 133: #11/15/- Korbin Myers (EU) dec. David Campbell (BU) 8-2. 141: #9/8/9 Tyler Smith (BU) maj. dec. Nate Hagan (EU) 16-6. 149: Peter Pappas (EU) dec. Seth Hogue (BU) 8-4. 157: Andrew Shomers (EU) maj. dec. Mitch Hartman (BU) 12-0. 165: Fritz Hoehn (EU) tech. fall Joe Schiele (BU) 16-0 (4:48). 174: Ty Schoffstall (EU) dec. Nick Stephani (BU) 12-6. 184: Dylan Reynolds (EU) dec. Chad Reese (BU) 3-2. 197: Drew Phipps (BU) fall over Aaron Paddock (EU) 4:52. 285: #10/14/13 Billy Miller (EU) fall over Eric Chakonis (BU) 4:34.

Men’s basketball

Penn State 84,

Bloomsburg 67

Bloomsburg (67)

Christian Mortellite 4-9 2-2 11, Kyle-Michael Rose 4-9 4-6 13, Hashim Moore 3-7 0-0 6, Khary Mauras 3-16 3-4 10, Sam Saxton 4-4 0-0 9, Austin Harriott 2-3 1-4 5, Myles Bunyon 0-0 0-0 0, Matthew Kachelries 2-4 5-5 10, Peyton Mortellite 1-2 0-0 3, Nicholas King 0-1 0-0 0, Billy Warren 0-0 0-0 0, Ethan Houston 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-56 15-21 67.

Penn State (84)

Lamar Stevens 6-16 2-2 15, Josh Reaves 4-9 2-3 10, Julian Moore 1-1 0-0 2, Tony Carr 4-7 2-2 11, Shep Garner 6-14 1-2 17, Deivis Zemgulis 0-1 0-0 0, Satchel Pierce 2-3 1-2 5, Nazeer Bostick 5-9 1-1 11, Jamari Wheeler 3-5 0-1 7, John Harrar 2-2 2-3 6, Grant Hazle 0-1 0-0 0, Trent Buttrick 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-68 11-16 84.

Halftime: Penn State 48, Bloomsburg 29. Three-point goals: Bloomsburg 6-19 (Rose 1-1, Saxton 1-1, P. Mortellite 1-2, Kachelries 1-3, C. Mortellite 1-3, Mauras 1-7, Houston 0-1; Penn State 7-25 (Garner 4-12, Wheeler 1-2, Carr 1-3, Stevens 1-4, Zemgulis 0-1, Bostick 0-1.

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