Jan. 29, 2003
Freshman John-Henry Zarzycki continued his dominating first collegiate season wrestling in the 141-pound weight class by posting his fourth consecutive dual meet win, a 5-1 victory over Rutger's Jon Rodriguez to give the Terps a 3-0 lead out of the gate.
Maryland was trying to duplicate last season's 20-16 defeat of Rutgers, Wednesday night in New Brunswick, N.J.
After starting hot, the Terps lost four straight bouts highlighted by a third period pin by Rutger's Amir Kahn over Jason Kiessling to give the Scarlet Knights a lead they would not relinquish.
After Maryland fell down 15-3 early, senior Jake Stork stepped on the mat and disposed of Rutger's Rudy Medini in just 1:08 to score his nation's best 22nd pin of the season. Stork's pin also extended his winning streak to 20 on the season.
With the Terps down 21-9, Matt Pandullo earned the Terps final three points with a win over Shaun Sehar 5-3 in the 125-pound weight class.
The Scarlet Knights finished off the Terps 24-12 after Mike Lupa fell to Andrew Tilles in the match's final bout of the day.
The win was the fourth straight for the Scarlet Knights who moved to 7-3 on the season, while the Terps fell to 4-4.
Maryland will be in action next in Chapel Hill, N.C. for the second of four consecutive matches away from home. The match will take place Sat. Feb. 1st at 1:00 p.m., and will be the Terps second ACC match of the season.
Rutgers 24, Maryland 12 MD RU 141-John-Henry Zarzycki (M) dec. Jon Rodriguez 5-1 3 0 149-Greg Austin (RU) dec. Adam James 8-2 3 3 157-Amir Khan (RU) pin Jason Kiessling F5:36 3 9 165-Chris Ressa (RU) dec. Sean Collins 10-4 3 12 174-Andy Roy (RU) dec. Patt Cissne 9-3 3 15 184-Jake Stork (M) pin Rudy Medini F1:08 9 15 197-Ryan McGrath (RU) dec. Sal Aquia 5-3 9 18 285-Frank Sabatino (RU) dec. Eric Fehnel 3-1OT 9 21 125-Matt Pandullo (M) dec. Shaun Sehar 5-3 12 21 133-Andrew Tilles (RU) dec. Mike Lupa 4-1 12 24