Eastern Michigan Grapplers Edge Clarion, 18-16

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – In a match that saw each team win five bouts, a pin by Eastern Michigan’s Sa’Derian Perry proved to be the difference in the Eagles, 18-16, win over Clarion Friday at Tippin Gym.

(Photo of Clarion’s Evan DeLong. Photo courtesy of Clarion University Athletics)

In the third bout of the night, Perry pinned Clarion’s Roshaun Cooley in 1:39 at 133 pounds. The fall gave EMU a 9-3 lead at that point.

Brock Zacherl got the Golden Eagles (0-3) back within three, 9-6, when he won a 5-3 decision over Kyle Springer ( at 141 pounds with Zacherl notching a takedown late in the third period to secure the victory.

But decisions by Nick Barber at 149 pounds (over Mike Bartolo 7-5) and Zac Carson at 157 pounds (10-5) over Taylor Cahill put Eastern Michigan in front 15-6.

Evan DeLong scored a major decision at 165 pounds, 13-3, over J.J. Wolfe to close the gap to 15-10, and when Dom Rigious won a sudden-victory-two win over Jacob Davis, 5-3, at 174 pounds with Tippin in an uproar after Rigous maneuvered his way behind Davis and brought him down in the second sudden death period to get the Golden Eagles within two, 15-13.

But Kayne MacCallum won a hard-fought 4-2 decision over Soctt Marmoll at 184 pounds to all but put the match away for the Eagles with an 18-13 win.

Clarion, needing a win from Dustin Conti had 197 pounds had to settle for a 3-1 sudden-victory-one win by Conti over Derek Hillman to set the final score.

The match started at heavyweight with Gage Hutchinson winning a 4-3 decision over Evan Daley before Jack Gromacki tied the match at 3 with a 5-1 decision over Noah Gonser at 125 pounds.

Eastern Michigan 18, Clarion 16

125: Jake Gromacki (Clarion) def. Noah Gonser (EMU) Dec. 5-1
133: Sa’Derian Perry (EMU) def. Roshaun Cooley (Clarion) Fall 1:39
141: Brock Zacherl (Clarion) def. Kyle Springer (EMU) Dec. 5-3
149: Nick Barber (EMU) def. Mike Bartolo (Clarion) Dec. 7-5
157: Zac Carson (EMU) def. Taylor Cahill (Clarion) Dec. 10-5
165: Evan DeLong (Clarion) def. J.J. Wolfe (EMU) MD 13-3
174: Dom Rigous (Clarion) def. Jacob Davis (EMU) Dec. 5-3 SV-2
184: Kayne MacCallum (EMU) def. Scott Marmoll (Clarion) Dec. 4-2
197: Dustin Conti (Clarion) def. Derek Hillman (EMU) Dec. 3-1 SV-1
**285: Gage Hutchison (EMU) def. Evan Daley (Clarion) Dec. 4-3

** – Match started at 285 and finished at 197

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