Gettysburg defeats Kennard-Dale in opener
Gettysburg 46, Kennard-Dale 20:
With Gettysburg leading 13-7 after five bouts, the Warriors' Joe Pecaitis and Rams' Andrew Barnett stepped to the mat for a 145-pound match that would go a long way in determining the outcome.
Pecaitis, a returning sectional champion, registered the key 6-4 victory that gave the visitors some breathing room and a lead that would balloon rapidly. Dan Ziegler's follow-up pin just about put things away.
The Rams were never able to recover, winning just two matches the rest of the way and dropping five of the remaining matches by fall.
The loss was the first for the Rams in Division II since the YAIAA went to a three-division setup two years ago. Kennard-Dale had gone a combined 14-0 in the last two seasons while Gettysburg was 6-6 over the same time.
Michael Fata (106), John Halbrendt (120), Dan Ziegler (152), Josh Paul (170), Luke Cross (195) and Tyler Gallagher (220) each recorded falls for the Warriors.
120 — John Halbrendt, Get, pinned Joey Weber, 1:19. 126 — Sam Stewart, KD, maj. Dec. Jacob Evans, 11-3. 132 — Cameron Miller, KD, dec. Garret Young, 9-7. 138 — Dylan Reinert, Get, maj. Dec. Nick Bradley, 13-4. 145 — Joe Pecaitis, Get, dec. Andrew Barnett, 6-4. 152 — Dan Ziegler, Get, pinned Jacob Rose, 3:13. 160 — Wade Rose, KD, dec. Ed Wells, 7-2. 170 — Josh Paul, Get, pinned Troy Jones, 2:58. 182 — Austin McNamee, KD, maj. Dec. Mike Fortney, 13-5. 195 — Luke Cross, Get, pinned Mike Raras, 2:29. 220 — Tyler Gallagher, Get, pinned Ryan Goff, 3:08. 285 — Tanner Harkins, KD, pinned Jared Manning, 2:40. 106 — Michael Fata, Get, pinned Gavin Moxley, 2:32. 113 — Luke Sainato, Get, dec. Dameon Davis, 9-3.