No. 13 Ashland Beats Lourdes At Home, 52-0

No. 13 Ashland Beats Lourdes At Home, 52-0


In their second home dual of the 2016-17 season, the No. 13-ranked Ashland University Eagles defeated Lourdes University, 52-0, on Wednesday (Jan. 18) night.

All 10 Eagles (3-2) won their individual matches and earned at least four points for the team.

"Our guys kept to the gameplan and kept pushing," Ashland head coach Josh Hutchens said. "(The score) kept getting a lot bigger than you might have thought when you put it down on paper."

Earning victories by fall for Ashland were sophomore Sebastian Vidika (125 pounds) and redshirt freshman Bret Romanzak (165).

"Individually," Romanzak said, "I felt good. I really wanted to come out and push the pace and weigh on the guy to test myself and my conditioning."

Eagles redshirt senior Michael Labry (133), juniors Luke Cramer (197) and Jordan Murphy (184), and sophomores Deaken McCoy (285), Chandler Minnard (141) and Colton Ullman (157) all won by technical fall.

"I knew we were going to come out and have 10 guys wrestle to the best of their ability," Romanzak said. "That was a lot of fun."

Ashland sophomore Lawrance Dudgeon (149) also had success, winning in a 16-3 major decision.

"Any time you can dominate anyone like that," Hutchens said, "that gives you a lot of confidence. We know we have the talent."

UP NEXT: The Eagles will welcome Davenport to Kates Gymnasium on Friday (Jan. 20) at 7 p.m. for another dual in Ashland.

"Friday, we really don't know what to expect," Hutchens said, "We've never seen (Davenport) before. That will be interesting. We haven't had a lot of time to scout opponents since we've had so many duals back-to-back. So we'll have to get into that tonight and tomorrow and see what we can find out about them."