PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh wrestling team earned a Top-25 victory over Lehigh on Saturday evening, winning 24-9 in the first home match of the season at the Fitzgerald Field House.

The Panthers, ranked No. 13 by the NWCA Coaches Poll this week, took down No. 17-ranked Lehigh decisively in the dual, winning eight out of the 10 matches. In the 65th meeting in Pitt-Lehigh wrestling series history, the 24-9 margin marked Pitt’s largest home victory over Lehigh ever.

Pitt defeated Lehigh for the second straight season, and head coach Keith Gavin was pleased with his team’s success but also pointed out that several individual matches were very close in a dual that the final team score suggested was more one-sided.

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