Nittany Lion wrestlers blank Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Mich. – In the middle of a Great Lakes snow storm, the Penn State wrestling team swept through the home-standing Michigan State Spartans, rolling to a 35-0 victory on Sunday.
Coach Cael Sanderson’s squad won all 10 bouts for its second shutout of the season.
Penn State is now 10-2, 6-2 in the Big Ten. Michigan State fell to 4-9, 0-7 Big Ten.
125-Conaway, PS, dec. Rogaliner, 13-6. 133-Gulibon, PS, dec. Garth Yenter, 4-1. 141-Moss, PS, dec. Terry Turner, 10-8. 149-Beitz, PS, maj. dec. Nick Trimble, 13-3. 157-Law, PS, maj. dec. Josh Pennell, 22-11. 165-Hammond, PS, dec. Roger Wildmo, 9-7. 174-Brown, PS, pinned Nick Proctor, WBF (5:54). 184-McCutcheon, PS, dec. John Rizqallah, 8-2. 197-McIntosh, PS, dec. Nick McDiarmid, 2-0. 285-Lawson, PS, dec. Chris Nash, 8-2.
Records: Penn State 10-2, 6-2 Big Ten; Michigan State 4-9, 0-6 Big Ten.
Flash bowlers win
The top-seeded Saint Francis women’s bowling team won the Red Flash Invitational on Sunday afternoon, beating Norfolk State 4-1 in the championship match at Holiday Bowl.
The Red Flash finished the match with a flourish in game five with a 256-215 victory.
In the first round of play, Saint Francis beat the same Norfolk State squad 4-0, with match scores of 227-160, 212-190, 183-167 and 206-144.
Ashley Howe-Yorio led the Red Flash with a Baker frame average of 22.94 for the day and 21.14 for the weekend. Shelby Derr averaged 21.53 for the day and Sam Knight averaged 19.52 for the weekend.
“We’ve turned a corner beginning the end of the session last Saturday in Reading and have found the consistency we need to show our potential,” coach Tom Falbo said. “We worked smart this week in practice which made a difference and will continue our efforts to improve. A great win by the ladies this weekend.”
Christina Leid and Sarah Ross made the All-Tournament team finishing fourth and third respectively.
“Christina and Sarah showed very well this weekend,” Falbo said. “Their keys were ball selection and adjusting with the transition and trusting themselves and the ball motion. Crongratulations to them both.”
The Red Flash are off next weekend and will next be in action Feb 13-15 at the Golden Bear Classic.
Penn State Altoona was defeated, 4-1, by Mount Aloysius in Sunday’s baker match.
Brea Suchonic averaged 17.70 per frame with a series of 1062 in 60 frames.
Jasmine Thomas averaged 14.20 per frame with a series of 852 for 60 frames.
The Lady Lions host the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championships next Saturday and Sunday.
Tomahawks make deal
Johnstown – After sweeping a weekend three-game series with the Springfield Jr. Blues, the Johnstown Tomahawks announced a trade with the Odessa Jackalopes on Sunday to add more offense to the Tomahawks line-up.
Johnstown acquired forward Alex Alger and defenseman Lane Valimont in exchange for forward Zach Zech and defenseman Dakoda Menslage.