Terps Win Three at Northeast Duals
Nov. 26, 2011
TROY, N.Y. - The No. 12 Maryland wrestling team (6-0) won 25 of 30 matches and junior Josh Asper and redshirt sophomore Christian Boley remained undefeated as the Terps picked up three wins over No. 21 Central Michigan, Bucknell and Northern Iowa at the Northeast Duals on Saturday. It is the first time in program history the Terps went undefeated at the Northeast Duals.
Asper, the second-rated wrestler at 165 pounds, improved to 10-0 with three wins including a pin of Bucknell's Doug Kellermeyer while Boley, ranked 20th at 197 pounds, earned two decision victories and a major decision to bring his season mark to 9-0.
"Today was a good day for our program," said head coach Kerry McCoy. "The most impressive thing about today was the number of bonus-point wins we had. We have been emphasizing scoring points and it showed today. We have a little time to think about the good and bad from the weekend, but we will be focusing on next week very soon."
Senior Kyle John, ranked 16th at 157 pounds, won all three of his matches Saturday afternoon including a technical fall over Malcolm Martin of Central Michigan. Redshirt sophomore No. 17 Jimmy Sheptock improved to 6-1 with a major decision victory and a decision.
No. 21 Central Michigan provided Saturday's stiffest test for the Terps in the final dual meet of the afternoon. The Chippewas gained an early 6-0 lead after winning two decisions at 125 and 133 pounds. But sophomore Frank Goodwin cut the Chippewas' lead to 6-4 with an 11-0 major decision over Scott Mattingly at 141 pounds.
Redshirt sophomore Ben Dorsay followed Goodwin with a decision over Joey Kielbasa at 149 pounds to give the Terps the lead at 7-6. John pushed the Maryland lead to six points with a technical fall over Malcolm Martin. Asper earned a major decision and Sheptock won a decision to increase the Terrapin lead to 19-6.
At 184 pounds, Central Michigan closed the gap with a pin, but Boley clinched the dual with a major decision over Chad Friend.
The Terps began the day against Bucknell. The contest was never in question as Maryland won all 10 matches en route to a 40-0 victory.
Sophomore Shane Gentry opened the dual with a major decision over Austin Miller at 125 pounds. Following a decision for freshman Geoffrey Alexander at 133 pounds, freshman Lou Mascola put the Terps up 13-0 with a pin of Alex Pellicciotti at 141 pounds.
Asper pinned Kellermeyer to increase Maryland's advantage to 27-0 after back-to-back major decision victories for Dorsay and John, and the Terps closed the dual with a major decision for Sheptock and three victories by decision.
Maryland won the first seven matches, and nine of 10, to defeat Northern Iowa 37-6 in the second dual meet. The first three matches went to the Terps via major decision. After missing the Terrapin Duals and Brockport/Oklahoma Invitational due to injury, Goodwin earned his first victory of the season over Seth Noble to increase Maryland's lead to 12-0.
Dorsay and John earned a decision and major decision, respectively, before Asper defeated Riley Banach 24-0 to give the Terps a 24-0 advantage. Sophomore Spencer Myers, ranked sixth at 285 pounds, closed the dual with a major decision over Ryan Juach.
The Terps return home on Friday, Dec. 2 to take on No. 14 American at Comcast Pavilion at 7 p.m.
Maryland 40, Bucknell 0
Maryland 37, Northern Iowa 6
Maryland 23, Central Michigan 15
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