Maryland Defeats Old Dominion in Wrestling, 28-21

February 17, 2001
By ODU Athletics
COLLEGE PARK, MD (Feb. 17, 2001) -- The Old Dominion wrestling squad dropped a heartbreaker to the University of Maryland this evening, 28-21. The match featured six pins and came down to the last bout, which the Terps put away for the victory.

The match began at 174 with Old Dominion's Jeff Rusak (Reading, PA) recording a pin against Maryland's Tony Capone, his 28th victory of the season. Freshman heavyweight Derrell Lorthridge (Wilmington, DE) pinned his opponent to give the Monarchs a 12-9 lead after four matches, but Maryland would come back to record pins at 125 and 133. A Terp decision at 141 pushed the Maryland lead to 24-12, but Old Dominion's Dennis Whitby (Lanoke Harbor, NJ) and Jesse Pearce (Norfolk, VA) claimed victories in the next two bouts to cut the lead to 24-21. Maryland's Josh Weldman snuffed hopes of a comeback victory, however, with a major decision at 165 in the last bout of the evening.

With the loss, Old Dominion falls to 6-6 on the year. The Monarchs will return to action on Sunday, February 18, when they host Delaware State.

Maryland 28, ODU 21
125 Joe Guzzio (MD) pinned Paul Jimenez, 1:58
133 Brandon York (MD) pinned Payton Lamb, 1:44
141 Mark Mansueto (MD) dec. Blake Romano, 8-5
149 Dennis Whitby (ODU) pinned Bryan Robinevitz, 3:57
157 Jesse Pearce (ODU) dec. Rob Booth, 9-4
165 Josh Weidman (MD) maj. dec. Dan Martin, 11-2
174 Jeff Rusak (ODU) pinned Tony Capone, 2:07
184 Jake Stork (MD) pinned Matt Small, 4:00
197 Bob Vorhies (MD) dec. Greg Gill, 5-3
Hwt Derrell Lorthridge (ODU) pinned James Taylor, 2:47

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