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Heartbreak For Lady Hawks, But Five Wrestlers Make Nationals

In a game that was played four hours late in an entirely different venue, the Lady Hawks' domination by Holy Cross continued, this time with a heart-wrenching 46-44 defeat ending with a block of sophomore G Alex Ross at the buzzer. At 18-13, though, the season can't be considered a disappointment at all: and with only three graduating seniors, the future couldn't look brighter for next year.

The big news out of the weekend comes from wrestling, where 157 lb senior Dave Nakasone upset top seed Jordan Leen to become the surprise individual EIWA Champion in that weight class. By doing so he punched his ticket for the nationals in St. Louis, along with 174 lb freshman Alex Caruso (4th place) and 184 lb sophomore Manuel Schubert (an amazing 4th place). With wild cards in 133 lb sophomore Seth Ciasulli (5th) and 149 lb junior Trevor Chinn (5th), Lehigh not only had one EIWA champion but also had five qualifiers for nationals - something that may have seemed impossible months ago. Matter of fact, with sophomore 165 Mike Galante placing 6th, we came within a whisker of placing six.

Congratulations to all, and to all the winter athletes for an exciting winter season for Lehigh. Now, onto spring football...

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