“Our intensity was as high as it’s been all year,” Head Coach Jim Andrassy said. “As a team, it was the best we’ve looked. And when you’re going really hard, you can win a lot of matches.”
Setting the tone for looking his best this season was sophomore 157-pounder Richard Jackson, who opened the dual with a 12-7 decision over Tim Suter.
The Flashes never trailed as Isaac Bast (165) extended the team lead to 6-0 with 7-2 victory over Fritz Hoehn.
Two matches later, McNally (184) chalked up his ninth pin of the year, using a unique side cradle in the first period.
Sophomore Lane Hinkle (197) bumped up a couple of weight classes from his normal spot, but only lost by decision. Redshirt freshman heavyweight Spencer Berthold also helped his team by keeping his match close in a 5-2 decision against Jon Spaulding, who pinned him just three days earlier.
“Spencer continues to get better,” Andrassy said. “With Lane and Spencer keeping their matches close, it kept Edinboro from getting too much momentum.”
Kent State then came away with bonus points in three of the last four matches, beginning with a 16-5 major decision from sophomore Jake Ferri (125). Rooney (133) followed with a pin early in the second.
Sophomore Cory Simpson (141) gave up a takedown in overtime, before redshirt freshman Kody Komara ended the night with a 14-5 major decision over Chris Matzke.
The Flashes return to action Dec. 28-29 at the South Beach Duals.
157 Richard Jackson (Kent State) over Tim Suter (Edinboro) Dec. 12-7
165 Isaac Bast (Kent State) over Fritz Hoehn (Edinboro) Dec. 7-2
174 Jacob Oliver (Edinboro) over Dylan Barreiro (Kent State) Dec. 3-2
184 Andrew McNally (Kent State) over Zach Ancewicz (Edinboro) Fall 1:32
197 Dylan Reynolds (Edinboro) over Lane Hinkle (Kent State) Dec 8-3
285 Jon Spaulding (Edinboro) over Spencer Berthhold (Kent State) Dec 5-2
125 Jake Ferri (Kent State) over Lucas Rodriguez (Edinboro) MD 16-5
133 Tim Rooney (Kent State) over Richie Gomez (Edinboro) Fall 3:33
141 Carmine Ciotti (Edinboro) over Cory Simpson (Kent State) SV-1 7-5
149 Kody Komara (Kent State) over Chris Matzke (Edinboro) MD 14-5