Feb. 1, 1997
Wrestlers Can't Escape North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--The University of North Carolinawrestling team won seven of 10 weight classes to defeatMaryland, 31-9, Saturday afternoon at Carmichael Auditoriumin Chapel Hill.
The loss drops the Terrapins' record to 5-2, 1-1 in the ACC.
Maryland won two of its three matches by takedowns in suddendeath overtime, as the Terps' James Guzzio (26-0) defeatedJason LaMotta at the 134 weight class and Jeff Whalen (23-7)dropped UNC's Robert Lord at 150.
North Carolina 31, Maryland 9118lbs -- Chuckie Connor (UNC) pins Robert Takseraas, 4:57126lbs -- CC Fisher (UNC) pins Scott Herfel, 3:24134lbs -- James Guzzio (Md) dec. Jason LaMotta, 7-5 in sudden death142lbs -- Khalil Abdul-Malik (UNC) dec. Shane Mack, 6-3150lbs -- Jeff Whalen (Md) dec. Robert Lord, 6-4 in sudden death158lbs -- Arash Alizadeh (Md) dec. Tom Bogan, 8-6167lbs -- Jason Driggers (UNC) dec. Damon Stephens, 6-4177lbs -- Louis Pelsang (UNC) dec. Craig Garrison, 13-10190lbs -- Scott Stay (UNC) major dec. Brian layman, 10-2Heavyweight -- Justin Harty (UNC) pins Dave Vernier, 4:51