Stierly win leads Ithaca past Cortland
Senior wins marquee matchup as No. 4 Bombers prevail
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Fourth-ranked Ithaca closed out its dual-match season with a 21-13 win at No. 20 Cortland on Wednesday.
The Bombers won despite resting two of their six nationally ranked wrestlers. One of the four ranked Ithaca wrestlers who did compete, second-ranked Jeremy Stierly posted a victory against fourth-ranked Aljamain Sterling in the evening's marquee match-up. Stierly wrapped up the season unbeaten in dual matches (11-0) with a 5-2 win at 141 pounds. Stierly, the 2010 NCAA runner-up, is now 16-1 on the season and 73-16 in his career.
Senior Blaine Woszczak extended his school record by notching his 131st career victory. Woszczak, who’s ranked second in the nation at 149, picked up his second technical fall in a row with an 18-2 victory. Woszczak is now 29-2 on the season and undefeated (14-0) in dual matches. The technical fall was his fourth of the year and the 18th of his career.
Junior Seth Ecker ranked third nationally at 133, improved to 25-3 on the season by recording a dominat major decision, blanking his opponent, 12-0. Ecker is now 70-15 overall as a Bomber. The decision was his fourth of the year and the 10th of his career.
Senior Nick Sanko won, 7-2, at 165. Sanko raised his season record to 14-5 and his career mark to 33-17.
Sophomore Dave Foley and junior Keith Dickey picked up Ithaca’s other two wins. Foley won by decision at 174, recording a 7-4 victory. Foley is now 11-9 in his first season as a Bomber. Dickey won 3-1 in sudden death overtime at 184. He raised his season record to 9-8. He’s 7-4 in dual matches.