Terps Smash Patriots to Finish Season

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FAIRFAX, Va. No. 1 Jimmy Sheptock picked up a pin in his final dual as a Terrapin as the Maryland wrestling team throttled George Mason, 35-3, Thursday night.

Ty Snook also picked up a fall for the Terps (9-8, 3-3 ACC), who finish the season on a four-meet win streak. Maryland wrestlers picked up bonus points in four matches.

"It was a great way to finish our season," head coach Kerry McCoy said. "I'm really proud of our guys and look forward to the next few weeks. We are going to fine tune some things and be ready to perform at ACC's."

The match began at 125 pounds with Paul O'Neill starting his second straight dual. The sophomore rebounded from his loss against American, defeating William Prochniewski by a 16-6 major decision. Tyler Goodwin followed with a 9-2 victory over Rich Carroll-Lavorato.

At 141 pounds, Shyheim Brown continued his strong run of form, getting past Sahid Kargbo, 1-0. Frank Goodwin then had no trouble at 149 pounds, nabbing a major decision victory over Donald Takagi.

George Mason picked up its only win of the night at 157 pounds through Greg Flournoy. The Patriot wrestler finished strong in a 10-5 victory over Danny Orem. Tyler Manion got the Terps back on track at 165, squeaking by Ryan Forrest in the first sudden victory period.

Snook followed with a dominant performance, pinning Zachary Martinez after just 50 seconds. At 184 pounds, Sheptock punctuated his undefeated dual career in style with a fall victory over Ryan Hembury.

Maryland’s other nationally ranked competitors finished the dual with victories. No. 9 Christian Boley overcame a slow start to defeat Matt Meadows, 5-3, before No. 7 Spencer Myers defeated Jacob Kettler, 4-0.

The win puts the Terps over .500 at 9-8 for the season. Maryland has never been under .500 in McCoy’s six years as head coach.

The Terps return to action at the 2014 ACC Championships. Virginia Tech will host the competition on March 8 at Cassell Coliseum. Maryland has two reigning ACC champs in Sheptock and Boley.

Maryland 35, George Mason 3 

125: Paul O'Neill (MD) maj dec William Prochniewski (GMU) 16-6. (4-0)      
133: Tyler Goodwin (MD) dec. Rich Carroll-Lavorato (GMU), 9-2 (7-0)
141: Shyheim Brown (MD) dec. Sahid Kargbo (GMU), 1-0. (10-0)
149: Frank Goodwin (MD) maj dec Donald Takagi (GMU), 12-3 (14-0)
157: Gregory Flournoy (GMU) dec. Danny Orem (MD) 10-5 (14-3)
165: Tyler Manion (MD) won in SV 1 Ryan Forrest (GMU), 4-2 (17-3)           
174: Ty Snook (MD) fall over Zachary Martinez (GMU) 0:50. (23-3)   
184: Jimmy Sheptock (MD fall over Ryan Hembury (GMU) 2:38. (29-3)         
197: Christian Boley (MD) dec. Matt Meadows (GMU) 5-3. (32-3)       
285: Spencer Myers (MD) dec. Jacob Kettler (GMU) 4-0. (35-3)