EDINBORO, Pa. – No. 9 Tyler Smith moved to 2-0 on the young season, scoring his second major decision victory of the day during the Bucknell wrestling team's dual against No. 25 Edinboro at McComb Fieldhouse.
Smith, who in the morning topped No. 19 Russell Rohlfing of CSU Bakersfield by an 11-2 major decision, defeated Edinboro's Nate Hagan, 16-6, at 141. Smith outscored Hagan by a 7-1 margin in the third period to win the 80th match of his collegiate career.
Drew Phipps became the first Bison to win by fall in 2017-18, pinning Aaron Paddock 4:52 into their 197 bout. It was the second time the sophomore won by fall in his collegiate career.
Chad Reese nearly pulled out a victory for Bucknell at 184 but fell by a single point to Dylan Reynolds, 3-2.
The Fighting Scots (2-0) ultimately downed the Bison (0-2) by a 30-10 margin.
Twins Jakob Campbell and David Campbell went toe to toe with their ranked opponents at 125 and 133 respectively. Jacob fell, 7-3, to No. 6 Sean Russell while David was topped by No. 11 Korbin Myers, 8-2. Billy Miller, Edinboro's other ranked wrestler at No. 10, pinned Eric Chakonis in 4:34 at 285.
Bucknell returns to action next weekend, hosting preseason No. 10 Lehigh on Friday, Nov. 10 at Sojka Pavilion and traveling to preseason No. 1 Penn State on Sunday, Nov. 12.
125: #6/7/8 Sean Russell (EU) dec. Jakob Campbell (BU) 7-3
133: #11/15/- Korbin Myers (EU) dec. David Campbell (BU) 8-2
141: #9/8/9 Tyler Smith (BU) maj. dec. Nate Hagan (EU) 16-6
149: Peter Pappas (EU) dec. Seth Hogue (BU) 8-4
157: Andrew Shomers (EU) maj. dec. Mitch Hartman (BU) 12-0
165: Fritz Hoehn (EU) tech. fall Joe Schiele (BU) 16-0 (4:48)
174: Ty Schoffstall (EU) dec. Nick Stephani (BU) 12-6
184: Dylan Reynolds (EU) dec. Chad Reese (BU) 3-2
197: Drew Phipps (BU) fall over Aaron Paddock (EU) 4:52
285: #10/14/13 Billy Miller (EU) fall over Eric Chakonis (BU) 4:34
Note: Rankings are Intermat/The Open Mat/FloWrestling