Penn State

Penn State wins, Lehigh falls

Penn State and Lehigh will have to wait until next season to stage its 100th meeting.

The Nittany Lions advanced to the finals of the Virginia Duals with a 27-15 victory over Kent State. The big surprise came in the other semifinal, where Michigan defeated Lehigh 21-18. The Nittany Lions (9-0) and Wolverines meet at 8:30 p.m. Penn State also wrestles Michigan on Feb. 6.

The Nittany Lions received a boost against the Golden Flashes when Brad Pataky hit a cement mixer to pin 10th-ranked Nic Bedelyon in 4:02 at 125. Penn State opened a 24-0 lead before Kent State compiled its first victory: Ross Tice's 8-2 decision over Jake Kemerer at 165.

No. 2 Penn State 27, No. 23 Kent State 15125: Brad Pataky (PSU) pinned Ross Tice, 4:02133: Andrew Long (PSU) dec. Tyler Small, 6-1141: Andrew Alton (PSU) pinned Chase Skonieczny, 3:23149: Frank Molinaro (PSU) maj. dec. Marcell Clopton, 8-0157: David Taylor (PSU) tech. fall Matt Cathell, 19-4165: Ross Tice (K) dec. Jake Kemerer, 8-2174: Ed Ruth (PSU) dec. Brandonn Johnson, 11-8184: Casey Newburg (K) dec. Nick Fischer, 6-2197: Dustin Kilgore (K) pinned Justin Ortega, 4:59Hwt: Brendan Barlow (K) dec. Cameron Wade, 10-5