Mountain Hawks’ Dual Win Streak Snapped At No. 4 Oklahoma State
STILLWATER, Okla. — No. 15 Lehigh saw his four-game winning streak to open 2022 come to an end on Sunday with a 26-9 loss in Sunday’s No. 4 Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena. A Cowboys team that included nine nationally-ranked wrestlers watched these grapplers go 7-2 that day as Oklahoma State raced to a 15-0 lead and never looked back.
Junior Josh Humphreys (157), sophomore Brian Meyer (165) and senior Jordan Wood (285) earned wins for the Mountain Hawks, which fall to 8-5 in doubles this season. Oklahoma State remains unbeaten 10-0.
With Lehigh trailing 0-15, eighth-ranked Humphreys put Lehigh on the board at halftime with a 7-3 decision over Wyatt Sheets No. 13. Humphreys totaled two first-period takedowns and one reversal in the third period, as well as more than four minutes of driving time as he improved to 2-1 against Sheets in his collegiate career.
Meyer faced the only unranked cowboy, Jalin Harper, for a 2-0 decision, scoring an escape in the second period and then riding out the third to make the riding point.
Wood capped the duel with a 6-0 win over Luke Surber, scoring takedowns in each of the first two periods and one escape and drive time in the second period.
The duel started at 125 where sixth-seeded Trevor Mastrogiovanni made takedowns in the first and third periods to defeat Junior Jaret Lane 5-1. Second-seeded Daton Fix then gave Oklahoma State a 9-0 lead, with a first-period pin from Malyke Hines at 133.
At 141, freshman Connor McGonagle scored Lehigh’s first takedown of the day against No. 22 Carter Young. McGonagle led 3-2 after a period and in the third with over a minute’s drive in his favor, but 4-3 Young responded with a takedown and was able to ride out and nullify the drive time advantage to win 5-4.
A 5-1 decision by Kaden Gfeller over freshman Paul Watkins at 149 gave Oklahoma State a 15-0 lead.
Oklahoma State halted Lehigh’s run with two fights with three straight wins from 174 to 197. In the freshman year, Jake Logan dropped a 5-3 decision to No. 8 Dustin Plott with 174 while AJ Burkhart and JT Davis both made major decisions let. Burkhart scored the first takedown against No. 10 Dakota Geer but ultimately fell 23-10 while Davis dropped a 12-2 major decision against senior and reigning national champion AJ Ferrari.
The Mountain Hawks will be retired from competition next weekend and will return to action with two duels on the first weekend of February. Lehigh will meet Penn at the Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall on Friday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. and visit Army West Point on Sunday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m
The 2021-22 Lehigh wrestling season is presented by the Historic Hotel Bethlehem.
#4 Oklahoma State 26, #15 Lehigh 9
125 – Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OSU) Dec. Jaret Lane (Lehigh) 5-1
133 – Daton Fix (OSU) Case Malyke Hines (Lehigh) 1:34
141 – Carter Young (OSU) Dec. Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) 5-4
149 – Kaden Gfeller (OSU) Dec. Paul Watkins (Lehigh) 5-1
157 – Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) Dec. Wyatt Leaves (OSU) 7-3
165 – Brian Meyer (Lehigh) Dec. Jalin Harper (OSU) 2-0
174 – Dustin Plott (OSU) Dec. Jake Logan (Lehigh) 5-3
184 – Dakota Geer (OSU) Major Dec. AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) 23-10
197 – AJ Ferrari (OSU) Major Dec. JT Davis (Lehigh) 12-2
285 – Jordan Wood (Lehigh) Dec. Luke Surber (OSU) 6-0
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