The Penn State wrestling team dominated Northwestern in another road dual Friday night, as the Nittany Lions defeated the Wildcats, 38-3.
Nico Megaludis and Frank Martellotti both won their bouts by decision to begin the dual, giving Penn State an early 6-0 lead.
At 141-pounds, Bryan Pearsall won his bout following an injury to his opponent, and the Lions’ lead was doubled to 12-0.
After Frank Molinaro won by major decision, Dylan Alton suffered Penn State’s first loss of the dual. Alton lost, 2-1, in a closely contested match, which was decided by riding time.
Following the intermission, David Taylor and Ed Ruth both won by technical fall, extending Penn State’s lead to 26-5.
Quentin Wright continued Penn State’s dominating effort with a first period pin in his bout, and he lifted Penn State to a 32-3 lead.
Morgan McIntosh won in dramatic fashion, as he trailed 4-3 entering the third period. The freshman would escape to tie the score and used a late take down to win, 6-4, and gave Penn State a 35-3 lead.
Cameron Wade finished off the dual with a 6-3 win, and he capped off a night where the Lions won nine of 10 bouts.
Penn State will travel to Wisconsin for another dual Sunday afternoon before returning to Happy Valley.
Wisconsin, who was defeated by Northwestern 33-9 last weekend, is the final dual standing between No. 3 Penn State and No. 2 Iowa, which be at Rec Hall next Sunday.