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Messiah defeats RIT and Oswego State in first day of Budd Whitehill Duals

No. 3 Messiah, No. 4 Cortland State, No. 6 Ithaca at Budd Whitehill Duals

WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. -- Through the first two rounds at the Budd Whitehill Duals, No. 3 Messiah has defeated Rochester Institute (30-10) and Oswego State (36-9).

In round one against RIT, eight Falcons secured a win with one pin coming from Jason Wright (197) at 2:44. Kyle Coblentz (133) and Kaleb Loht (141) went back to back with major decisions, followed later by Josh Thomson (184).

Round two provided similar results for the Messiah squad, winning eight out of the ten bouts. Lucas Malmberg (125) and Coblentz (133) starting things off with two pins at 4:37 and 4:21, respectively. Ricardo Plummer (174) later secured a pin of his own at 6:28.

Ithaca won three dual matches. The 10th-ranked Bombers improved to 7-0 in duals this season with a 45-2 victory against Case Western Reserve, a 31-12 win against Coast Guard and a 20-13 win against 23rd-ranked Heidelberg.

Cortland State advanced to the semifinals with three victories during the opening day of the two-day tournament. The second-seeded Red Dragons defeated York (Pa.) 22-19 and received a forfeit victory versus Trine , followed by a 29-9 win against Williams in the quarterfinals.