Terps Wrestling Wins Finale Of Six Match Road Trip

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.

In the final two matches, the Eagles failed to produce wrestlers, so both seniors Sal Aquia and Eric Fehnel earned forfeits to finalize the match, 40-6.

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