Feb. 11, 2006
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Maryland Terrapins won the first three bouts against UNC Greensboro and never trailed as they defeated the Spartans, 28-18, Saturday at Fleming Gym in Greensboro, N.C. The Terps won seven out of 10 bouts on the afternoon as they picked up their seventh win on the year.
Maryland (7-9) freshman James Knox put the visiting Terrapins out in front 3-0 when he defeated Spartan freshman Justin Walp 9-3 in the 125 lbs. weight class. In the 133 lbs. weight class, Brendan Byrne extended the Terp's lead to 9-0 as he recorded a fall victory over UNCG's (9-4) Chris Bencivenga in 1:58 in the 133 lbs. weight class.
In the 141 lbs. weight class, Alex Krom recorded Maryland's third consecutive victory as the freshman claimed a 12-4 major decision victory over UNCG's Tripp Rogers. Spartan senior Cody Harrington put UNCG right back in the match at 13-6 when he earned a much needed fall victory over Andrew Schlaffer in 1:45 in the 149 lbs. weight class.
Maryland quickly regained the momentum back as Adam James countered UNCG's fall victory at 149 lbs. with one of his own at 157 lbs. James pinned UNCG freshman Marcus Hannah at 6:36 to give Maryland a 19-6 advantage at the midway point. Adam DeCosmo increased Maryland's lead to 22-6 when he bested UNCG's Mark Ring 9-3 in the 165 lbs. weight class.
UNCG junior Joe Lowe put the Spartans back in striking distance when he pinned Maryland's Mike Maceroli in 2:26 in the 174 lbs. weight class. Luke Stauffer clinched the match for Maryland in the 184 lbs. weight class when he downed Scott Fisher 4-2 to put the Terrapins out in front 25-12.
In the 197 lbs. weight class, Jerry Afari collected Maryland's seventh win of the afternoon as he defeated 20th-ranked Daren Burns 14-9 to end the day's competition. Tyler Shovlin ended the dual with a win as he earned a forfeit victory in the heavyweight class.
125 - James Knox (Maryland) def. Justin Walp (UNCG) by decision, 9-3 133 - Brendan Byrne (Maryland) def. Chris Bencivenga (UNCG) by fall, 1:58 141 - Alex Krom (Maryland) def. Tripp Rogers (UNCG) by major decision, 12-4 149 - Cody Harrington (UNCG) def. Andrew Schlaffer (Maryland) by fall, 1:45 157 - Adam James (Maryland) def. Marcus Hannah (UNCG) by fall, 6:36 165 - Adam DeCosmo (Maryland) def. Mark Ring (UNCG) by decision, 9-3 174 - Joe Lowe (UNCG) def. Mike Maceroli (Maryland) by fall, 2:26 184 - Luke Stauffer (Maryland) def. Scott Fisher (UNCG) by decision, 4-2 197 - Jerry Afari (Maryland) def. Daren Burns (UNCG) by decision, 14-9 285 - Tyler Shovlin (UNCG) wins by forfeit