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Elizabethtown College Wrestling
Friday, Feburary 9, 2001

ETOWN FALLS TO DELAWARE VALLEY, 36-9, VAN WINKLE TO GO FOR 100th WIN SATURDAY

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- With a 36-9 loss to Delaware Valley, ranked 11th in the nation, at home Friday night, Elizabethtown's dual match record dropped to 3-11.

Bill Van Winkle (Hummelstown, PA/Lower Dauphin) was denied another opportunity to become the fifth wrestler in Elizabethtown history to reach the 100 career win mark when he lost a close 5-4 opening match to Mike Jones (Havertown, PA/Haverford), who is ranked second in the nation at 125 pounds. Van Winkle will get two more chances to reach the milestone tomorrow when Etown hosts Muhlenberg and Baptist Bible in a tri-match.

A pair of Delaware Valley pins at 133 and 141 pounds made the score 15-0 in the Aggies' favor. Etown's Brian Alwine (Hanover, PA/South Western) struck back with an 11-6 win at 149 pounds.

Etown then had to forfeit at 157 pounds, and lost on a major decision, a pin, and a technical fall at 165, 174, and 184 pounds, respectively, as Delaware Valley surged ahead to a 36-3 lead. Art Mattes (Bethlehem, PA/Bethlehem Catholic) stopped the bleeding with a 3-2 win for the Blue Jays at 197 pounds for his team-leading 20th victory of the season.

Josh Boyer (Hanover, PA/Delone Catholic) won the final bout of the evening for Etown, 3-1 in overtime, to make the score 36-9.

Elizabethtown returns to action at home Saturday, February 10 as host of Muhlenberg and Baptist Bible for a triangular match. There, Van Winkle will try again to reach win number 100. Start time of the first match is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.

At Elizabethtown, PA
Delaware Valley 36, Elizabethtown 9

125 - Mike Jones (D) dec. Bill Van Winkle (E), 5-4
133 - Andrew Perez (D) pinned Woody Adams (E), 2:09
141 - Bob Fieger (D) pinned Eric Boyle (E), 2:43
149 - Brian Alwine (E) dec. Jeremy Messinger (D), 11-6
157 - Josh Housekeeper (D), forfeit win
165 - Chris Meister (D) maj. dec. Brett Koser (E), 10-2
174 - Mike Margelis (D) pinned Ben Kreisher (E), 1:36
184 - Andrew Povenski (D) tech. fall Brian Servetnick (E), 16-0
197 - Art Mattes (E) dec. Mika Miller (D), 3-2
Hwt - Josh Boyer (E) dec. J.P. Kleinle (D), 3-1