No. 13 Cortland beats Del. Valley
Myrhberg pins foe at 197-pounds to put Red Dragons in front
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- No. 13 SUNY Cortland won the final five weight classes to earn a 24-16 win against No. 23 Delaware Valley. The Red Dragons improved to 15-2 with the victory, while the Aggies fell to 8-9.
Delaware Valley built a 16-6 lead through the first five bouts. Charlie Frankel opened the match with a 5-2 upset decision against Nigel McNeil at 125 pounds. McNeil entered the match ranked third.
Frankel led 3-2 and sealed the decision with a takedown late in the third period. At 133 pounds, Eric McCann recorded a major decision for the Aggies by virtue of earning a point on riding time to give Delaware Valley a 7-0 lead.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 4 Coe 28, No. 11 Luther 9|
|No. 5 Ithaca 37, Stevens 6|
|No. 8 UW-Whitewater 26, UW-Stevens 10|
|No. 13 Cortland 24, No. 23 Del. Valley 16|
|No. 19 Wilkes 27, TCNJ 10|
Cortland’s Brian Bistis registered a pin 35 seconds into the second period at 141 pounds to pull the Red Dragons to within 7-6.
The Aggies, however, answered with a 19-4 technical fall at the seven-minute mark by Zak Andrews, ranked second at 149 pounds, and a 14-1 major decision by fifth-ranked Emmanuel Ajagbe at 157 pounds opened up the advantage to 16-6.
The match turned during the 165-pound bout when Cortland’s Jonathan Conroy earned an 8-7 decision on a takedown with 12 seconds remaining. Conroy trailed 5-2 early in the third period before he rallied for the win.
At 174 pounds, Lou Puca earned a 5-0 win to make it 16-12 in favor of Delaware Valley before Carl Korpi recorded a narrow 2-1 decision against Kyle Tufts at 184 pounds. Korpi led 1-0 after a second-period escape and built up enough riding time to secure the victory after a late escape by Tufts.
Cortland took its first lead of the match, 21-16 when third-ranked 197-pounder Jared Myhrberg pinned his opponent in 3:10. The Red Dragons sealed the win on Corey James' 3-2 win against Mike Boardman at 285 pounds. James built a 3-0 lead into the second period on an escape and a takedown. He held on after two escapes by Boardman, the second with 1:50 still remaining in the third.