Four Pick Up Wins in Season Opener
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Cleveland Belton, Matthew Olguin, Trey Munoz and Brandon Kaylor picked up opening day wins but the 19th-ranked Oregon State wrestling team dropped a 20-13 road decision to No. 26 Lehigh on Saturday morning.
Belton opened the contest with a win in the 141-pound bout opposite Lehigh's Malyke Hines – the 22nd ranked competitor in the class – to get the Beavers on the board first. The host Mountain Hawks took wins at 149 and 157 to flip an 0-3 deficit to an 8-3 advantage before 24th-ranked Olguin won the 165-pound match with a 12-2 decision to bring the Beavs within one at 8-7.
The two sides split the next two – 174 and 184 – as Lehigh kept the one-point advantage at 11-10. Sixth-ranked Munoz took a 7-3 win over No. 14 Tate Samuelson to snap a slight skid for OSU.
Wins at 197 and 285 all but secured the opening day victory the Mountain Hawks. Seventh-ranked Kaylor finished the dual with a 5-3 win for the Beavers.
No. 26 Lehigh 20, No. 19 Oregon State 13
141 – Cleveland Belton (OSU) decision No. 22 Malyke Hines (Lehigh) 8-6
149 – Max Brignola (Lehigh) decision Noah Tolentino (OSU) 9-5
157 - Noah Humphreys (Lehigh) tech fall No. 30 Isaiah Crosby (OSU) 18-3
165 – No. 25 Matthew Olguin (OSU) decision No. 23 Brian Meyer (Lehigh) 8-7
174 - No. 30 Jake Logan (Lehigh) decision Mason Christainsen (OSU) 6-5
184 – No. 6 Trey Munoz (OSU) decision No. 14 Tate Samuelson (Lehigh) 7-3
197 – No. 8 Michael Beard (Lehigh) decision Tanner Harvey (OSU) 9-5
285 – No. 26 Nathan Taylor (Lehigh) decision J.J. Dixon (OSU) 7-4
125 – No. 7 Brandon Kaylor (OSU) decision Carter Bailey (Lehigh) 5-3
133 - No. 29 Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) decision No. 31 Jason Shaner (OSU) 9-2
Oregon State will stay on the east coast for the Army Scramble, taking place tomorrow morning. Action from West Point, N.Y. is slated to begin at 7 a.m. PT.
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