COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland got pins from redshirt sophomore Ryan Diehl (141) and sophomore Youssif Hemida (285), but could not overtake Indiana as the Hoosiers captured a 22-19 win at the XFINITY Center Pavilion Friday evening. The Terps won four matches total, with three coming by bonus points, as the team drops to 2-12 (0-7 B1G) on the year while Indiana improves to 9-6 (2-4 B1G).
Diehl provided a highlight moment for Maryland in his season dual match debut at 141 pounds, pinning Cole Weaver in 3:19 to notch his first career Big Ten victory. After a scoreless first period, the Berkeley Springs, W.V. native got a hold of his Hoosier counterpart from the top position, flipping Weaver on his back for a second period fall.
Hemida had to come from behind in the third period for his fall, as the Mamaroneck, N.Y. native secured his third pin in six matches over Fletcher Miller. Miller used two takedowns in the second period to get up 5-2, before Hemida escaped at the start of the third to bring it to 5-3. Hemida worked in on an under hook, then threw Miller to the mat for a flash pin at 5:31. The win moves Hemida to 6-1 in Big Ten duals, while he improves to 14-8 overall this season.
Redshirt senior Billy Rappo (133) and David-Brian Whisler (197) were also winners for the Terps, starting with a 7-2 decision win for Rappo in the 133-pound match. Rappo was in control for most of the bout vs. Garrett Pepple, and tacked on a ride time point to jump to 10-10 on the season.
Whisler overcame an early deficit against Jake Hinz, scoring 10 unanswered points thanks to a pair of two-point near falls and take downs. It was the Warren, Ohio native’s 14th win and team-best fifth major decision.
Indiana clinched the match with five straight victories in the middle weights, overpowering UMD with bonus point wins at 157 and 184. Returning All-American and seventh-ranked Nate Jackson sealed the deal for the Hoosiers at 184, putting together a 23-8 tech fall to remain unbeaten (15-0) in duals.
Maryland will return to the mat next Friday, February 10 to take on Northwestern at home for senior day.