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American Rallies Past Maryland, 23-15
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 12/04/2005

Dec. 4, 2005

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The American Eagles won four of the last five bouts to rally past Maryland, 23-15, Sunday afternoon at Comcast Center Pavilion. The Terps opened up with a 12-3 lead through the first five bouts, but the Eagles closed with the match with two pins and a technical fall to overcome the deficit.

The Eagles won the first bout of the day as Matt Morkel held off James Knox, 5-4, at 125 pounds. The Terps then rattled off four straight decisions to take a 12-3 lead in the dual. Brendan Byrne got the Terps started at 133 pounds with an 8-4 win over Jordan Lipp. Byrne scored three takedowns, an escape and accrued over a minute of riding time in the win.

Steve Fehnel used a strong third period to defeat Dan Lobsenz at 141 pounds. Fehnel opened the period with an escape and then added a takedown to take a 6-2 lead midway through the final period. Lobsenz countered with an escape and a subsequent takedown, but Fehnel escaped in the waning minutes and also had over a minute of riding time to take the 7-5 win. The Terps kept the momentum going at 149 pounds as Andrew Schlaffer tallied the winning takedown with just under 40 seconds remaining in the match to win 4-2.

Jerad Villecco extended Maryland's lead in the dual to 12-3 with an exciting 13-6 win over Chris Stout. In the pivotal third period, Villecco registered an escape, a takedown and two nearfall points and did not allow any points to Stout to pull away for the victory.

Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov, the sixth-ranked wrestler in the nation at 165, started to turn the tide for American with a first period fall of Mason Krumholtz. Dwayne Hash-Barberis scored a reversal and two nearfall points in the third period to edge Dominic Buckman at 174 to tie the dual at 12-12.

Maryland's Rob Parker scored a takedown late in the third period to secure a 7-3 win over Anthony Fuschiano to put the Terps back in front, 15-12. However, the Eagles countered by moving up Josh Glenn to 197 to take on Jerry Afari. The move worked out for American as Glenn (ranked eighth in the country at 184) registered a technical fall over Afari to take its first lead of the day at 17-15.

The Eagles sealed the dual at heavyweight with No. 13 Adam LoPiccolo's fall of freshman Bryan Reiss in 1:25.

The Terps will continue dual action at Comcast Pavilion next Saturday with matchups against Rider and Rutgers. Maryland will take on Rider at noon before facing the Scarlet Knights at 2 p.m.

Wt.  Name, Result                                                MD    AU
125: Matt Morkel (AU) dec. James Knox (MD), 5-4                  0     3
133: Brendan Byrne (MD) dec. Jordan Lipp (AU), 8-4               3     3
141: Steve Fehnel (MD) dec. Dan Lobsenz (AU), 7-5                6     3
149: Andrew Schlaffer (MD) dec. Tom Kniezewski, 4-2              9     3
157: Jerad Villecco (MD) dec. Chris Stout (AU), 13-6             12    3
165: Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov (AU) pinned Mason
Krumholtz (MD), 1:49                                             12    9
174: Dwayne Hash-Barberis (AU) dec. Dominic Buckman (MD), 11-10  12    12
184: Rob Parker (MD) dec. Anthony Fuschiano (AU), 7-3            15    12
197: Josh Glenn (AU) tech fall Jerry Afari (MD), 15-0 (7:00)     15    17
HWT: Adam LoPiccolo (AU) pinned Bryan Reiss (MD), 1:25           15    23

Play-By-Play

125 :: James Knox (MD) vs. Matt Morkel (AU)
1st - No score.
2nd - MD defers. AU starts down. Caution MD. R2 AU at 1:14. N2 AU. R2 MD :10.
3rd - MD starts down. Caution MD. R2 MD 1:15. E1 AU 1:02.
Riding Time - N/A
AU wins, 5-4.

133 :: Brendan Byrne (MD) vs. Jordan Lipp (AU)
1st - T2 MD 2:35. E1 AU 1:32. T2 MD 1:18. E1 AU 1:03.
2nd - AU defers. MD starts down. E1 MD 1:56. T2 MD :49. E1 AU :35.
3rd - AU starts down. E1 AU 1:58.
Riding time - MD 1+.
MD wins, 8-4.

141 :: Steve Fehnel (MD) vs. Dan Lobsenz (AU)
1st - Stall Warning AU. T2 MD :14. E1 AU :08.
2nd - MD defers. AU starts down. Stalling, AU. P1 MD :54. E1 AU :01.
3rd - MD starts down. E1 MD 1:59. T2 MD 1:10. E1 AU :32. T2 AU :20. E1 MD :15.
Riding Time - MD 1+
MD wins, 7-5

149 :: Andrew Schlaffer (MD) vs. Tom Keneizewski (AU)
1st - Stall warning AU :53. No score.
2nd - AU starts down. R2 AU 1:52. E1 MD 1:33.
3rd - MD starts down. E1 MD 1:50. T2 MD :38.
Riding Time - N/A
MD wins, 4-2.

157 :: Jerad Villecco (MD) vs. Chris Stout (AU)
1st - Technical Violation, AU. P1 MD 2:35. T2 MD 1:06. N2 MD :53. R2 AU :38. E1 MD :10.
2nd - MD defers. AU starts down. R2 AU 1:33. E1 MD 1:04. T2 AU :20. E1 MD :05.
3rd - MD starts down. E1 MD 1:45. T2 MD :33. N2 MD :10.
Riding Time - N/A
MD wins 13-6

165 :: Mason Krumholtz (MD) vs. Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov (AU)
1st - T2 MD 2:14. E1 AU 2:02. T2 AU 1:18. Fall 1:59.

174 :: Dominic Buckman (MD) vs. Dwayne Hash-Barberis
1st - T2 AU 2:17. E1 MD 1:11. T2 MD :57. E1 AU :25.
2nd - MD defers. AU starts down. E1 AU 1:55. T2 MD 1:00. R2 AU :33. Injury timeout (used :15). E1 MD :10.
3rd - MD starts down. E1 MD 1:59. T2 MD 1:03. P1 AU (stalling on MD). R2 AU :32. N2 AU :25. E1 MD :12.
Riding Time - N/A
AU wins, 11-10.

184 :: Rob Parker (MD) vs. Anthony Fuschino (AU)
1st - Stall warning on MD. Injury timeout (used :13). No score.
2nd - AU defers. MD starts down. R2 1:17. E1 AU 1:10. T2 MD :35.
3rd - AU starts down. Stalling on MD. P1 AU :40. E1 AU :26. T2 MD :18.
Riding Time - MD 1+
MD wins, 7-3

197 :: Jerry Afari (MD) vs. Josh Glenn (AU)
1st - T2 AU 2:03. N3 AU 1:20. N2 AU :45. Stall warning on MD.
2nd - MD defers. AU starts down. E1 AU 1:56. T2 AU :38. N3 AU :01.
3rd - AU starts down. E1 1:56.
Riding Time - AU 1+
AU wins, 15-0

285 :: Bryan Reiss (MD) vs. Adam LoPiccolo (AU)
1st - T2 AU 2:25. Fall 1:25.



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