#13 Terps Fall to #22 Cavaliers

Jan. 29, 2012

CHARLOTTSVILLE, Va. - The 13th-ranked Maryland wrestling team lost its first dual meet of the season to 22nd-ranked Virginia Sunday at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers won six-of-10 bouts to post a 22-14 victory.

The Terps (13-1, 3-1 ACC) won two bouts by major decision and registered 10 takedowns in the match. Second-ranked Josh Asper remained unbeaten and improved his record to 22-0.

"This was a tough loss," said head coach Kerry McCoy. "Virginia wrestled well, and I give them a lot of credit. We will learn from it and get better."

The Cavaliers took control of the match early. Virginia won the first five bouts including a major decision at 149 to stake the Wahoos to a 16-0 lead.

At 165, Asper put Maryland on the board with a 4-3 decision. The Parkton, Md., native scored an early takedown and used the riding-time advantage to secure the win over 15th-ranked Nicholas Sulzer.

Jimmy Sheptock, ranked 15th at 174, used a 2-point near fall to open the second period to gain a 5-2 advantage. Sheptock continued to pile on points to win 11-2 and earn bonus points for the Terps.

After Virginia scored a fall at 184 to clinch the match, fifth-ranked Christian Boley cruised to an 11-2 major decision at 197 and eighth-ranked Spencer Myers earned a 6-1 decision at 285 to close the meet.

After a short break, the Terps return home on Feb. 12 to take on ACC-rival Duke at 1 p.m. at Comcast Pavilion.

No. 22 Virginia 22, No. 13 Maryland 11
125: No. 11 Matthew Snyder (UVA) dec. No. 19 Shane Gentry (MD), 7-0 (3-0)
133: Matthew Nelson (UVA) dec. Geoffrey Alexander (MD), 4-2 (6-0)
141: No. 9 Nick Nelson (UVA) dec. Frank Goodwin (MD), 5-2 (9-0)
149: Augustus Sako (UVA) major dec. Ben Dorsay (MD), 10-2 (13-0)
157: Jedd Moore (UVA) dec. No. 11 Kyle John (MD), 5-3 (16-0)
165: No. 2 Josh Asper (MD) dec. No. 15 Nicholas Sulzer (UVA), 4-3 (16-3)
174: No. 15 Jimmy Sheptock (MD) major dec. Vinny Waldhauser (UVA), 11-3 (16-7)
184: No. 14 Jonathan Fausey (UVA) fall over Ty Snook (MD), 3:21 (22-7)
197: No. 5 Christian Boley (MD) major dec. Ryan Malo (UVA), 11-2 (22-11)
285: No. 8 Spencer Myers (MD) dec. Derek Papagianopoulos (UVA), 6-1 (22-14)

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