CLEVELAND -- Three pins late in the match sent the No. 6 ranked Mount Union wrestling team to a 35-13 win over Alma (Mich.) at the D3 Challenge Saturday at Case Western Reserve University.
The Purple Raiders held a slim 13-10 lead after six matches and won the final four weight classes -- three of them in pins from senior Conner Homan (Loveland) at 174, sophomore Landon Talbert (Salem / Crestview) at 197 and senior Grant Martin (Hartville / Lake) at 285.
Mount Union's other wins came in a technical fall from junior Luke Hernandez (Nashport / Tri-Valley) at 149 along with major decisions from sophomore Errik Gerback (Alliance / Marlington) at 125, sophomore David Massey (Cuyahoga Falls / Woodridge) at 133 and junior George Lassnick (Painesville / Lake Catholic) at 184.
Mount Union stays perfect in dual matches this season at 7-0 and the Raiders take on No. 22 Stevens Tech (N.J.) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Mount Union 35, Alma (Mich.) 13
125 - Errik Gerback (MTU) major dec. Chase Beecher (ALMA), 14-4
133 - #6 David Massey (MTU) major dec. Will Kidder (ALMA), 15-5
141 - #1 Brendan Ladd (ALMA) major dec. Nolan Wochna (MTU), 13-2
149 - #3 Luke Hernandez (MTU) tech fall Mason Priest (ALMA), 22-7 (6:08)
157 - Joseph Muzzin (ALMA) pin Brendan Laird (MTU), 2:06
165 - Jayce Kuehnlein (ALMA) dec. Michael McIntire (MTU), 13-10
174 - Conner Homan (MTU) pin Lucas Brewer (ALMA), 1:48
184 - George Lassnick (MTU) major dec. Gus Richter (ALMA), 12-2
197 - Landon Talbert (MTU) pin Austin Popp (ALMA), :40
285 - Grant Martin (MTU) pin Peter Nicaj (ALMA), 1:32