Feb. 12, 2003
In the last of six consecutive road matches, the Maryland Terps wrestled their way to their second largest win of the season, a 40-6 beating of the American Eagles.
The Terps opened up the match hot, winning the first five bouts. A major decision, three decisions and a technical fall propelled the Terps out to 19-0 advantage. Sophomore Matt Pandullo kicked off the match with a 13-4 major decision over the Eagles Matt Pelligrino and then Mike Lupa, John-Henry Zarzycki and Adam James followed up Pandullo's major decision by all earning decisions themselves. Jason Kiessling topped off the Terps five bout run with a technical fall over Eric Fantegrossi.
The only loss for the Terps on the day was a pin by American's Aaron Baker over Sean Collins. Collins has been wrestling with a broken hand since last week.
Following the Collins loss, Patrick Cissne earned the Terps second technical fall of the day to put the Terps up 25-6.
Senior Jake Stork continued his romp through the regular season winning his 24th consecutive match, a 15-7 decision over Kyle Mason. It was Stork's 33rd win of the season.
The American Eagles dropped to 2-14 on the season, while the Terps improved to 6-6.
Maryland will be in action next this weekend against Old Dominion at noon in the Comcast Center Auxiliary Gym.
After the match, there will be a reception for anyone affiliated with the wrestling program in Heritage Hall to honor Coach John McHugh's 25 years of service as the Maryland head coach.
MARYLAND 40, AMERICAN 6 MD AU 125 Matt Pandullo (MD) maj. dec. Matt Pelligrino (AU) 13-4 4 0 133 Mike Lupa (MD) dec. Dan Lobsenz (AU) 6-5 7 0 141 John Zarzycki (MD) dec. Tom Kniezewski (AU) 6-1 10 0 149 Adam James (MD) dec. Aviv Bercovicz (AU) 9-4 13 0 157 Jason Kiessling (MD) tech. fall Eric Fantegrossi (AU)16-1 19 0 165 Aaron Baker (AU) wins by fall over Sean Collins (MD) F4:31 19 6 174 Patrick Cissene (MD) tech. fall Adam Montgomery (AU) 22-6 25 6 184 Jake Stork (MD) dec. Kyle Mason (AU) 15-7 28 6 197 Sal Aquia (MD) forfeit 34 6 HWT Eric Fehnel (MD) forfeit 40 6