No. 3 Messiah defeats Johns Hopkins in lopsided dual meet 33-9
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Messiah took down the Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins, winning 33-9 in a home dual. The Falcons dominated the visitors from start to finish and move to 18-2 on the season.
Helping the Falcons to a healthy lead early on was a Johns Hopkins forfeit at 125 pounds, making the score 6-0 for Messiah. The Blue Jays elected not to wrestle their top man Paul Bewak, currently ranked No. 1 in Division III.
Messiah's No. 1 wrestler at 141 pounds, Kaleb Loht took to the mat and pinned Evan Krumheuer in the first period at 2:37 to give the Falcons another six points. After that third match, the Falcons held a 15-0 lead against the Blue Jays.
Duncan Crystal then got three points back for Johns Hopkins at 149 pounds, defeating Greg Kabakjian in a 4-2 decision. Kabakjian was down 3-0 at one point in the match and came back with a takedown, making it 3-2, but couldn't get the advantage for the remainder.
Larry Cannon and Kalann Washington brought more wins in for the Falcons at 157 and 165 pounds, respectively. Cannon fought an exciting, fast-paced match and got the 7-5 decision against Christian Salera. Washington completed a slower-paced, but not less exciting, 2-1 decision against Welles Sakmar.