Jan. 11, 2006
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy won seven of 10 bouts as the 21st-ranked Midshipmen defeated Maryland, 33-9, Wednesday night in Annapolis, Md. Brendan Byrne, Alex Krom and Adam DeCosmo picked up wins for the Terps. Maryland will return to action Friday night at 7:30 in Comcast Pavilion against NC State.
The dual started at 157 pounds where the Middies picked up a major decision to take the early lead. DeCosmo countered with a 9-4 win over Craig Dziewiatkowski. DeCosmo used a strong first period in which he scored a pair of takedowns to set the tone in the match. Leading 4-2 heading into the third period, DeCosmo scored four points in the decisive third period and racked up 1:09 of riding time to earn the decision.
In the next bout, Navy's Matt Stolpinski slipped past Dominic Buckman, 3-2. Navy then pulled away in the next four bouts recording a major decision, a technical fall and two pins to take command of the dual, 28-3.
Byrne got the Terps back in the win column with a 9-4 decision over Sean Knapp at 133 pounds. Byrne scored three takedowns -- including two in the first period -- and a reversal in the win. Krom also picked up a win in the dual, defeating Spencer Manley, 8-2. Krom controlled the match allowing no offensive points and amassing nearly three minutes of riding time in the dual.
With the loss, Maryland moves to 1-7 on the year. Navy improved to 8-1.
Wt. - Outcome N MD 157 - John Jarred (N) maj. dec. Adam James (MD), 17-7 4 0 165 - Adam DeCosmo (MD) dec. Craig Dziewiatkowski (N), 9-4 4 3 174 - Matt Stolpinski (N) dec. Dominic Buckman (MD), 3-2 7 3 184 - Johnny Kane (N) tech. fall Luke Stauffer (MD), 21-6 (5:19) 12 3 197 - Chris Pogue (N) maj. dec. Jerry Afari (MD), 14-5 16 3 285 - #7 Tanner Garrett (N) pins Bryan Reiss (MD), 5:58 22 3 125 - Alex Usztics (N) pins James Knox (MD), 2:31 28 3 133 - Brendan Byrne (MD) dec. Sean Knapp (N), 9-4 28 6 141 - Alex Krom (MD) dec. Spencer Manley (N), 8-2 28 9 149 - #19 John Cox (N) tech. fall Andrew Schlaffer (MD), 22-7 (7:00) 33 9