FLASH: Lehigh puts eight in semis to lead over Cornell at EIWA Championships
Lehigh, with eight semifinalists, took a 7.5 point lead over defending champion Cornell, with six in the semifinals.
Lehigh had 73.5 points, followed by Cornell with 66, American with 51, Penn with 45 and Rutgers with 40.
Cornell lost two of their higher seeds in the quarters. No. 3 Chris Villalonga lost to No. 6 Shane Welch of Lehigh in overtime at 149 pounds. Also, No. 3 Marshall Peppleman was beaten by No. 6 Coleman Gracey of Army at 165 pounds.
There will be no break in the action, so we will do a complete report at the conclusion of the semifinals on Saturday evening.
EIWA SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS
No. 1 Frank Perelli (Cornell) vs.No. 5 Austin Miller (Bucknell)
No. 2 Garrett Frey (Princeton) vs. No. 3 Billy Waterson (Brown)
No. 1 Steven Keith (Harvard) vs. No. 4 Aaron Kalili (Navy)
No. 2 Brian Ortenzio (Penn) vs. No. 3 Mason Beckman (Lehigh)
No. 1 Zach Kemmerer (Penn) vs. No. 5 Matt Mariacher (American)
No. 2 Mike Nevinger (Cornell) vs. No. 3 Stephen Dutton (Lehigh)
No. 8 Stephen Tao (American) vs. No. 5 Stephen Robertson (Penn)
No. 2 Corey Jantzen (Harvard) vs. No. 6 Shane Welch (Lehigh)
No. 1 Kyle Dake (Cornell) vs. No. 5 Bobby Barnhisel (Navy)
No. 2 Ganbayar Sanjaa (American) vs. Jimmy Rafferty (Army)
No. 1 Brandon Hatchell (Lehigh) vs. No. 5 Corey Lear (Bucknell)
No. 2 Scott Winston (Rutgers) vs. No. 6 Coleman Gracey (Army)
No. 1 Greg Zanetti (Rutgers) vs. No. 4 Oscar Huntley (Army)
No. 2 Nathaniel Brown (Lehigh) vs. unseeded Dave Foxen (Brown)
No. 1 Steve Bosak (Cornell) vs. No. 4 Ophir Bernstein (Brown)
No. 2 Robert Hamlin (Lehigh) vs. No. 3 Luke Rebertus (Navy)
No. 1 Cam Simaz (Cornell) vs. No. 4 Daniel Rinaldi (Rutgers)
No. 2 Micah Burak (Penn) vs. No. 3 Joseph Kennedy (Lehigh)
No. 1 Ryan Flores (American) vs. No. 4 Maciej Jochym (Cornell)
No. 2 Zach Rey (Lehigh) vs. No. 3 Steven Graziano (Penn)
Top five teams after quarters
1. Lehigh, 73.5
2. Cornell, 66
3. American, 51
4. Pennsylvania, 45
5. Rutgers, 40