Jan. 27, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - In his first appearance since the Midlands Championships, eighth-ranked Spencer Myers opened the dual with a pin over North Carolina's Frank Abbondanza, 1:34 into the match as the Terps went on to defeat the Tar Heels, 25-10, to remain unbeaten Friday night at Carmichael Arena.
Facing a hostile environment, No. 13 Maryland (13-0, 3-0) won seven matches and will travel to Charlottesville tomorrow in preparation for a dual against 22nd-ranked Virginia.
"I am happy. Our guys went out in a tough environment, stepped up and performed," said head coach Kerry McCoy. "Our guys wrestled well."
The meet opened with the 285-pound matchup. Myers led 6-0 before pinning Abbondanza. Shane Gentry, ranked 19th at 125, followed Myers and won a 7-6 decision over Brian Bokoski to increase Maryland's advantage to 9-0.
After the Tar Heels cut the Maryland lead to six, Ben Dorsay earned valuable bonus points with a 15-2 major decision over Jonathan Burns to give the Terrapins a 13-3 lead.
The Terps and Cavaliers square off at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Charlottesville, Va.
285: Spencer Myers (MD) fall over Frank Abbondanza (UNC), 1:39 (6-0)
125: Shane Gentry (MD) dec. Brian Bokoski (UNC), 7-6 (9-0)
133: Geoffrey Alexander (MD) dec. Brock LiVorio (UNC), 3-0 (12-0)
141: No. 20 Evan Henderson (UNC) dec. Frank Goodwin (MD), 4-2 (12-3)
149: Ben Dorsay (MD) major dec. Jon Burns (UNC), 15-2 (16-3)
157: No. 19 Corey Mock (UNC) major dec. No. 11 Kyle John (MD), 11-2 (16-7)
165: No. 2 Josh Asper (MD) dec. Kyle Kiss (UNC), 6-2 (19-7)
174: No. 15 Jimmy Sheptock (MD) dec. Alex Utley (UNC), 9-4 (22-7)
184: Thomas Ferguson (UNC) dec. Ty Snook (MD), 3-0 (22-10)
197: No. 5 Christian Boley (MD) dec. Zac Bennett (UNC), 8-3 (25-10)
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