Hopkins Takes Nine of 10 Bouts in 45-3 Win over Washington & Lee
Jan. 29, 2011
BALTIMORE, MD - The Johns Hopkins wrestling team won four of the five matches wrestled and grabbed five other wins by forfeit as the Blue Jays rolled past visiting Washington & Lee, 45-3, in Centennial Conference wrestling action at Goldfarb Gymnasium on Saturday. The win improves JHU's record to 6-9 overall and 3-1 in the Centennial, while the Generals slip to 1-7 overall and 0-5 in the Centennial. The win is also Johns Hopkins' 10th straight against W&L.
After taking forfeit wins at 125 and 133, the Blue Jays got a 12-5 win from freshman Henry Stauber at 141 to push their lead to 15-0. A 6-0 win for W&L's Sam Campbell at 149 sliced the deficit to 15-3, but senior Rocky Barilla scored a 5-0 win over H.T. Kotchinian at 157 to get the Blue Jays back on track.
Freshman Matt Fusaro made his return to the lineup at 165 and picked up the first technical fall victory of his career with an 18-2 win over Brian Ross and senior Eric Levenseller took the final match actually wrestled with a 13-5 major decision against Daniel Igel at 174. Hopkins took forfeit wins at 184 (Robbie Nedbor-Gross), 197 (Patrick Stanley) and 285 (Rick Danilkowicz) to account for the final scoring.
The match was the final home match in the careers of JHUs four seniors - Barilla, Levenseller, Nedbor-Gross and Stanely. The four were honored prior to the start of the match and their four individual wins today increase their cumulative career victory total to 193.
Johns Hopkins will return to action on Wednesday, February 2 when the Blue Jays travel to Gettysburg for another Centennial Conference match
Johns Hopkins-45, Washington & Lee-3
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