Wrestling Hits Double-Digit Wins With Sweep Of AIC, Sacred Heart
Both Laster and Moylan hit the 20-win mark for the season Sunday, while Ziegler picked up his 23rd and 24th victory for the Tigers, who clinched an impressive distinction with the perfect Sunday. With only two matches remaining in the regular season (Friday v. Rider, Saturday v. Penn), Princeton is assured of having both double-digit wins and fewer than five losses for the first time since the 1980-81 season.
After Friday's 18-16 comeback win over Columbia, Princeton was able to compete Sunday with less tension in the final matches. In the opener, the Tigers won four of the first five against American International, including a 14-10 win for Jake Intrator to open the competition. After a major for Laster, Nick Maselli picked up his first dual win of the season by a 13-3 major decision.
Moylan, whose late comeback victory Friday was a pivotal win for the Tigers over Columbia, pinned Zachary Ziobro with two seconds remaining in the first period, and the Tigers won the final three matches to complete the win.
The doubleheader continued against Sacred Heart, led by former Princeton assistant and second-year head coach Andy Lausier. A technical fall by Adam Krop, who won his team-best 26th match of the season, gave the Tigers a lead they would never relinquish.
The most dramatic match came at 165, where Matthew Gancayco was pushed to overtime before scoring a takedown of Johnny Vrasidas for a 6-4 win.
Princeton will remain home for both matches next weekend, starting Friday night at 7 pm against Rider. Both matches will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
PRINCETON 32, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE 6
125 - Jake Intrator (P) d. Connor Liebel 14-10
133 - George Lischke (A) d. Ryan Cash 2-0
141 - Jordan Laster (P) md. Blake Nikkinen 15-5
149 - Nick Maselli (P) md. Brandon Walsh 13-3
157 - Kevin Moylan (P) p. Zachary Ziobro 2:58
165 - Nicholas Giulietti (A) d. Matthew Gancayco 2-1
174 - Judd Ziegler (P) p. Michael Schulze 3:47
184 - double forfeit 197 - Troy Murtha (P) p. Sheldon Rhoden 6:14
285 - Ray O'Donnell (P) d. Matt Pringle 7-5
PRINCETON 34, SACRED HEART 6
125 - double forfeit 133 - Kyle Brady (S) p. Jake Intrator 4:54
141 - Jordan Laster (P) d. Andrew Polidore 7-4
149 - Adam Krop (P) tf. Brendan Coldup 20-5 (6:13)
157 - Kevin Moylan (P) md. Matt Fisher 18-4
165 - Matthew Gancayco (P) d. Johnny Vrasidas 6-4 (SV1)
174 - Judd Ziegler (P) d. Zachary Moran 17-10
184 - Brett Harner (P) p. Jon Scheidegger 0:57
197 - Abram Ayala (P) md. Sam Morison 14-5
285 - Ray O'Donnell (P) p. Nicholas Lupi 4:03