No. 19 Lehigh Closes Weekend Trip With 21-16 Win at Navy

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.—No. 19 Lehigh won five of the first seven bouts on the way to a 21-16 victory over Navy Saturday night at Alumni Hall. Sophomore Malyke Hines set the tone early with a win over nationally-ranked Josh Koderhandt and after the Mids came back within 17-10, first-year Carter Bailey clinched the victory with a major decision at 125.

Lehigh improves to 6-7 on the dual season, while Navy falls to 1-5.

Hines took the mat first and led 6-1 after the first period behind two takedowns and a two point near fall. He added a second period reversal, a third period escape and riding time to pick up the victory, improving to 4-0 in duals in the new year.

Malyke Hines with the toss for 2+2!


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Sophomore Manzona Bryant IV followed at 149 and put Lehigh up 6-0 with a 6-2 decision over Kaemen Smith. Bryant scored takedowns in each of the first two periods.

Navy captured the next two bouts to tie the dual at 6-6. Max Brignola bumped up to 157 but fell 4-1 to Andrew Cerniglia and at 165 Luca Frinzi dropped a 6-0 decision to Val Park.

Sophomore Jake Logan put the Mountain Hawks in front for good, gutting out a 6-4 win over Sammy Starr at 174. Logan had the only three takedowns in the bout but needed the last one in the final seconds of regulation to break a 4- 4 ties

The match winner for Jake Logan!


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Graduate student Tate Samuelson followed with an 8-2 decision over David Key at 184, scoring a takedown in each period.

Sophomore Michael Beard followed Samuelson with Lehigh’s first bonus win of the night, a 21-6 technical fall over Jacob Koser. Beard totaled eight takedowns, including five in the third period, and had a four point near fall in the first to pick up his second technical fall of the weekend.

In a matchup of ranked heavyweights, Navy’s Grady Greiss broke open a 3-1 match with a late cradle for six points to post a 9-1 major decision over first-year Nathan Taylor.

Bailey needed an injury timeout in the first period and trailed 3-0 after one, but rallied in the second period to tie his match with Grant Treaster at 3-3. Treaster chose down in the third period and Bailey rode out, scoring a trio of four point near falls to post a 16-3 major decision, clinching the win for the Mountain Hawks.

Post-Navy thoughts with head coach Pat Santoro 👇

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Malyke Hines set the tone tonight against Navy with an early win over a ranked opponent.

— Lehigh Wrestling (@LehighWrestling) January 22, 2023

With the dual win secured, Lehigh forfeited 133.

The Mountain Hawks will wrestle another two-dual slate next weekend. On Friday, Lehigh travels to Columbia for a 7 pm match that will be broadcast on ESPN+ with audio coverage on Fox Sports Radio 94.7 FM and 1230 AM. On Saturday, Lehigh welcomes No. 10 Arizona State to Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall for a 6 pm match. Tickets are going fast for the Arizona State dual, which will be a White Out featuring a rally towel giveaway for fans in attendance. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 610-7LU-GAME during business hours.

The 2022-23 Lehigh wrestling season is presented by the Historic Hotel Bethlehem.

No. 19 Lehigh 21, Navy 16
141 – Malyke Hines (Lehigh) dec. Josh Koderhandt (Navy) 10-5
149 – Manzona Bryant IV (Lehigh) dec. Kamen Smith (Navy) 6-2
157 – Andrew Cerniglia (Navy) dec. Max Brignola (Lehigh) 4-1
165 – Val Park (Navy) dec. Luca Frinzi (Lehigh) 6-0
174 – Jake Logan (Lehigh) dec. Sammy Starr (Navy) 6-4
184 – Tate Samuelson (Lehigh) dec. David Key (Navy) 8-2
197 – Michael Beard (Lehigh) tech case Jacob Koser (Navy) 21-6, 6:33
285 – Grady Greiss (Navy) major dec. Nathan Taylor (Lehigh) 9-1
125 – Carter Bailey (Lehigh) major dec. Grant Treaster (Navy) 16-3
133 – Brendan Ferretti (Navy) won by forfeit

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