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Mar 03 FLASH: Lehigh puts eight in semis to lead over Cornell at EIWA Championships

March 03, 2012, 4:57 p.m. (ET)
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

125 pounds
No. 1 Frank Perelli (Cornell) vs.No. 5 Austin Miller (Bucknell)
No. 2 Garrett Frey (Princeton) vs. No. 3 Billy Waterson (Brown)

133 pounds
No. 1 Steven Keith (Harvard) vs. No. 4 Aaron Kalili (Navy)
No. 2 Brian Ortenzio (Penn) vs. No. 3 Mason Beckman (Lehigh)

141 pounds
No. 1 Zach Kemmerer (Penn) vs. No. 5 Matt Mariacher (American)
No. 2 Mike Nevinger (Cornell) vs. No. 3 Stephen Dutton (Lehigh)

149 pounds
No. 8 Stephen Tao (American) vs. No. 5 Stephen Robertson (Penn)
No. 2 Corey Jantzen (Harvard) vs. No. 6 Shane Welch (Lehigh)

157 pounds
No. 1 Kyle Dake (Cornell) vs. No. 5 Bobby Barnhisel (Navy)
No. 2 Ganbayar Sanjaa (American) vs. Jimmy Rafferty (Army)

165 pounds
No. 1 Brandon Hatchell (Lehigh) vs. No. 5 Corey Lear (Bucknell)
No. 2 Scott Winston (Rutgers) vs. No. 6 Coleman Gracey (Army)

174 pounds
No. 1 Greg Zanetti (Rutgers) vs. No. 4 Oscar Huntley (Army)
No. 2 Nathaniel Brown (Lehigh) vs. unseeded Dave Foxen (Brown)

184 pounds
No. 1 Steve Bosak (Cornell) vs. No. 4 Ophir Bernstein (Brown)
No. 2 Robert Hamlin (Lehigh) vs. No. 3 Luke Rebertus (Navy)

197 pounds
No. 1 Cam Simaz (Cornell) vs. No. 4 Daniel Rinaldi (Rutgers)
No. 2 Micah Burak (Penn) vs. No. 3 Joseph Kennedy (Lehigh)

285 pounds
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
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