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Late Run Powers York Past Johns Hopkins, 32-14

Senior Lucas Escobar scored a major decision victory against York on Friday night.
Jan. 19, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD – Visiting York won 6-of-10 bouts, including four by fall, to fuel a 32-14 victory at Johns Hopkins in non-conference wrestling action in Goldfarb Gymnasium Friday night. The Spartans improve to 6-2 on the year, while the Blue Jays suffer their first loss and slip to 3-1.

Late Run Powers Spartans
The match was tied 11-11 after five matches, but the Spartans won four of the final five bouts, including three by fall, to secure the victory. Jackson Drum (165) and Stefanos Karpontinis (285) earned first-period pins and Hassan Alic (197) added a second-period fall to help the Spartans pull away.

Even After Five
Johns Hopkins won three of the first five matches and turned an early 6-0 deficit into an 8-6 lead with back-to-back wins by major decision at 133 (Ricky Cavallo) and 141 (Lucas Escobar). Cavallo’s 12-0 win over Zachary Dwyer was his team-leading 15th bonus-point victory of the season, while Escobar followed by topping Eric Schreck, 12-3, to give the Blue Jays the 8-6 lead.

Reyes, Morales Add Victories
After York took an 11-8 lead with a technical fall victory at 149, Blue Jay freshman Dominic Reyes pulled the Blue Jays even at 11-11 with a 7-2 victory over Eric Hutchinson that saw him score two takedowns and two escapes in the third period. Senior Isaac Morales added the Blue Jays’ other victory on the night – his team-leading 23rd of the season – at 184 as he decisioned Frankie Krauss, 9-2, to improve to 23-9.

What’s Next
Johns Hopkins returns to action on Saturday, January 20 as the Blue Jays welcome Ursinus and Muhlenberg to Goldfarb Gymnasium. Washington & Lee will also compete in the Centennial quad, although the Blue Jays and Generals will not wrestle.

York-32, Johns Hopkins-14
125 – Dylan Nuttall (Y) pin Christian Vallis (J) (2:26)
133 – Ricky Cavallo (J) def. Zachary Dwyer (Y), 12-0
141 – Lucas Escobar (J) def. Eric Schreck (Y), 12-3
149 – Greg Warner (Y) def. Connor Joyce (J), 17-0
157 – Dominick Reyes (J) def. Eric Hutchinson (Y), 7-2
165 – Jackson Drum (Y) pin Nathan Wertheimer (J) (0:11)
174 – Joe Sindoni (Y) def. Miles Gilliam (J), 6-0
184 – Isaac Morales (J) def. Frankie Krauss (Y), 9-2
197 – Hassan Alic (Y) pin Max Fleming (J) (3:36)
285 – Stefanos Karpontinis (Y) pin Henri Behaeghel (J) (1:22)

EXH (165) – Jesse Rocco (Y) def. Dane Morgan (J), 12-3
EXH (197) – Karl Tayeb (J) def. Matthew Cosh (Y), 2-1

Team Records:
Johns Hopkins (3-1)
York (6-2)

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