Terps Sweep Terrapin Duals
Nov. 6, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Several Maryland wrestlers turned in notable performances for the Terps Sunday at the Comcast Center as they defeated Bloomsburg, Franklin & Marshall and Johns Hopkins at the Terrapin Duals. Junior All-American Josh Asper won all three of his matches, and freshmen Geoffrey Alexander and Lou Mascola earned their first collegiate victories.
"We won 27 out of 30 [matches] today," said head coach Kerry McCoy. "We didn't wrestle the way we wanted to wrestle necessarily in every one of our matches, but to come out and win 27 out of 30 matches is not bad."
Against Johns Hopkins, the Terps won six matches by fall or technical fall, and won two matches by major decision to beat the Blue Jays 51-0. Sophomore Shane Gentry turned in a strong performance to kick off the duals for the Terps. At 125 pounds, Gentry earned a 9-0 major decision over Paul Bewak. Alexander followed Gentry and defeated Adam Stevens by technical fall at 133 pounds, and Mascola beat Paul Marcello by major decision at 141 pounds. Senior Kyle John, Asper, redshirt sophomores Jimmy Sheptock and Christian Boley all earned victories via fall, and redshirt sophomore Ty Snook earned a 16-0 technical fall over Ben Finelli to close out the dual.
The second match of the day pitted the Terps against Bloomsburg and featured several close matches. A decision decided every match except two. Gentry earned a takedown and two near-falls to take a 4-0 lead over Sean Boylan, and held on to win 6-3. At 141 pounds, redshirt sophomore Danny O'Malley won his first match of the season by a 5-3 decision over Matt Rappo.
The featured match of the dual was at 157 pounds between No. 10 John and No. 17 Frank Hickman. Neither wrestler earned a point in the first period. John opened the second period with an escape and finished the first period leading 1-0. Hickman scored a reversal early in the third period, but John scored an escape to tie the match at two. Just before the end of the third period, Hickman scored a takedown and held off John to win 4-3, and cut the Maryland lead to 9-6.
"Kyle John's match was a heart-breaking match," said McCoy. "He wrestled real well and just gave up one position and ended up losing the match giving up the takedown right there at the end. It was a great match."
At 165 pounds, Asper increased the Maryland lead to seven after a major decision over Kevin Hartnett. Sheptock, Snook and Boley closed with wins by decision and sophomore All-American Spencer Myers finished the dual with a 13-3 major decision as Maryland defeated Bloomsburg 26-6.
The Terps finished the event with a 39-3 victory over Franklin and Marshall. At 125 pounds, sophomore Jenkins Monzey nearly pinned David Hershberger late in the third period, but instead earned a 21-5 technical fall. Maryland won the next three matches by decision, before John rebounded to defeat Eric Norgard by technical fall via three 3-point near-falls in the second period.
At 174 pounds, senior Corey Peltier pinned Matt Fullowan with 51 seconds remaining in the first period after Asper earned a 21-6 technical fall over Colin Lahiff. Redshirt sophomores Alex Pagnotta, Boley and Dallas Brown finished the afternoon with major decision victories.
Maryland 51, Johns Hopkins 0
125: Shane Gentry (MD) major dec. Paul Bewak, 9-0 (4-0)
133: Geoffrey Alexander (MD) tech. fall over Adam Stevens, 20-3 (9-0)
141: Lou Mascola (MD) major dec. Paul Marcello, 10-2 (13-0)
149: Ben Dorsay (MD) dec. Christian Salera, 7-1 (16-0)
157: Kyle John (MD) fall over Matt Fusaro, 6:38 (22-0)
165: Josh Asper (MD) fall over Walt Mayfield, 1:13 (28-0)
174: Jimmy Sheptock (MD) fall over Evan Johnson, 4:17 (34-0)
184: Ty Snook (MD) tech. fall over Ben Finelli, 16-0 (39-0)
197: Christian Boley (MD) fall over Kyle Stauffer, 2:20 (45-0)
285: Spencer Myers by forfeit (51-0)
Maryland 26, Bloomsburg 6
125: Shane Gentry (MD) dec. Sean Boylan, 6-3 (3-0)
133: Geoffrey Alexander (MD) dec. Nick Wilcox, 12-10 (6-0)
141: Danny O'Malley (MD) dec. Matt Rappo, 5-3 (9-0)
149: Bryce Bulser (B) dec. Ben Dorsay, 4-1 (9-3)
157: Frank Hickman (B) dec. Kyle John 4-3, (9-6)
165: Josh Asper (MD) major dec. Kevin Hartnett, 15-7 (13-6)
174: Jimmy Sheptock dec. Mike Dessino, 9-3 (16-6)
184: Ty Snook (MD) dec. Mike Mirra, 17-16 (19-6)
197: Christian Boley (MD) dec. Richard Perry, 5-1 (22-6)
285: Spencer Myers (MD) major dec. Zac Walsh, 13-3 (26-6)
Maryland 39, Franklin & Marshall 3
125: Jenkins Monzey (MD) tech. fall over David Hershberger, 21-5 (5-0)
133: Kenneth Collado (MD) dec. Robert Ruiz, 6-5 (8-0)
141: Richard Durso (FM) dec. Lou Mascola, 8-5 (8-3)
149: Ben Dorsay (MD) dec. Andre Murano, 6-3 (11-3)
157: Kyle John (MD) tech. fall over Eric Norgard, 16-0 (16-3)
165: Josh Asper (MD) tech. fall over Colin Lahiff, 21-6 (21-3)
174: Corey Peltier (MD) fall over Matt Fullowan, 2:11 (27-3)
184: Alex Pagnotta (MD) major dec. Matt Latessa, 13-3 (31-3)
197: Christian Boley (MD) major dec. Isaiah Cromwell, 19-5 (35-3)
285: Dallas Brown (MD) major dec. Alex Henry, 9-1 (39-3)