WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — No. 8 Wilkes continued its dominance in dual competition, posting wins in all three matches at its home quad match Sunday at the Marts Center.
Wilkes began with a 59-0 victory against first-year program Mount Saint Vincent, then followed with a 35-7 win against Washington and Jefferson and a 45-0 blanking of RIT to conclude the quad match. The Colonels are now winners of 14 consecutive dual matches dating to mid-November, 2012.
Wilkes used six forfeit wins in the match against Mount Saint Vincent to jump out to a 30-0 lead. Nathan White used a pin at 165 pounds and Dustin Stough pinned his opponent at 174 as the Colonel advantage increased to 42-0. William Fletcher claimed a 19-3 technical fall at 285 to seal the win against the Dolphins.
In the match against Washington and Jefferson, Wilkes fell behind 3-0 after one bout. The Colonels responded with consecutive major decisions as Myzar Mendoza (133) and Jeff Peterson (141) both earned extra-point victories. Sean Lombardi continued the Wilkes momentum with a 6-4 decision at 149 pounds. Stough and White added their second pins of the day before Eric Bach claimed a 4-1 decision at 184, giving Wilkes a 26-7 lead. After a forfeit at 197, Fletcher’s 3-0 decision gave Wilkes the 35-7 victory.
In the final match, the Colonels captured all 10 bouts against RIT with five coming in extra-point fashion including three pins, a technical fall and a major decision. Racciato and White pinned their opponents at 157 and 165, respectively. Stough earned a technical fall (15-0) and Bach added the third pin of the match at 184 before Matt Transue and Fletcher closed out the day with decision wins.