Jan. 3, 2007
Contact: Josh Rattray
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland State owned the beginning and the end of its dual meet against Kent State, but everything else went to the visiting Flashes on Wednesday night as the Vikings dropped a 29-9 decision at Woodling Gym. The loss moves
Sophomores Victer Crenshaw and Marcus Effner each won decisions at 157 and 165, respectively, to give the Vikings a 6-0 lead early and senior Ryan Hurley won a close match at the end of the night at 149 pounds, but everything in the middle belonged to the Flashes.
Crenshaw was tied with
And then the wheels fell off for
The Flashes' Aaron Miller started the momentum swing when he used a crossface bow and arrow move to pin freshman Kyle Chittick in the final second of the 174-pound bout, and the Flashes took a five-point lead on a 22-7 tech fall by Aaron Miller over senior David Gilkey in a physical and heated 184-pound bout that featured three technical violations, with two called on Gilkey.
CSU and KSU split two of the most exciting bouts of the night, as Hurley concluded the meet with a 7-5 sudden victory win over Kent's Jason McGee after junior David Armstrong dropped a last-second, 4-3 decision to Danny Mitcheff. Armstrong led, 3-1, at one point and still had the lead before Mitcheff scored a takedown with 40 seconds left to secure the win.
CSU trailed 17-6 after sophomores Chris Hahn (197 pounds) and Rashard Goff (285 pounds) each lost 5-3 bouts.
"Hats off to
"The good news is that it's still early in the season. We still have time."
Video of the contest between
The Vikings are on the road for the remainder of January, and have three dual meets at the Purdue Duals on Saturday, Jan. 6. CSU's first contest in
157 - Victer Crenshaw dec. Kurt Gross (KSU), 3-1 (OT) 3-0 CSU
165 - Marcus Effner dec. Sli Bostelman (KSU), 3-0 6-0 CSU
174 - Aaron Miller (KSU) FALL Kyle Chittick , (5:59) 6-6
184 - Eric Chine (KSU) TECH FALL David Gilkey , 22-7 11-6 KSU
197 - Armian Ramadani (KSU) dec. Chris Hahn , 5-3 14-6 KSU
285 - Jermail Porter (KSU) dec. Rashard Goff , 5-3 17-6 KSU
133 - Danny Mitcheff (KSU) dec. David Armstrong , 4-3 23-6 KSU
141 - Clint Sponseller (KSU) won by forfeit 29-6 KSU
149 - Ryan Hurley dec. Jason McGee (KSU), 7-5 29-9 KSU