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Wrestling Suffers Second Heartbreaker Friday, Falls 22-21 At Boston University

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 02/03/2012
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Ryan Callahan earned a 5-3 win over Kyle Czarnecki of Boston University.
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For the second time on Friday, the Princeton wrestling team won as many individual matches as its opponent, but bonus points cost them a team victory.

A heavyweight win for BU's Kevin Innis clinched a 22-21 win for the Terriers over Princeton. The Tigers grabbed a lead with back-to-back wins by Ryan Callahan and Andy Lowy, but BU took advantage with its nationally ranked 197-pounder, John Hall. A technical fall at 197 gave the Terriers a chance, and Innis made it count.

The Terriers led 9-0 before Princeton's 14th-ranked sophomore, Adam Krop, recorded a pin in 4:16 at 141 pounds. Junior Zach Bintliff, who also earned a win in Princeton's 27-22 loss at Brown earlier, continued his strong day with an 8-4 win over Tyler Scotton. Kolodzik recorded his second technical fall of the day with a 17-2 win over Nick Tourville at 157, which gave Princeton its first lead of the match (14-9).

Mitchell Wightman of BU recorded a first-period pin at 165 to give Boston University its lead back, but Princeton head coach Chris Ayres adjusted his lineup to try and make a run. He moved sophomore Ryan Callahan into the lineup at 174, and the former New Jersey state champion made the decision count with a 5-3 victory.

Senior Andy Lowy moved up to 184 and earned an 18-3 technical fall over Andrew Swank, which gave Princeton a 22-1 edge. But Hall gave Innis a chance to win the match, and Innis topped senior Kurt Brendel, typically a 197-pounder, 11-5 to end the match.

Princeton will look for its first Ivy League win of the season Saturday at 2 p.m. when it takes on Harvard.

Boston University 23, Princeton 22
125: Bubba McGinley (BU) pinned Ryan Cash (P), 2:20 (6-0, BU)
133: Fred Santaite (BU) def. Chris Perez (P), 8-4 (9-0, BU)
141: Adam Krop (P) pinned B.J. Suitor (BU), 4:15 (9-6, BU)
149: Zach Bintliff (P) def. Tyler Scotton (BU), 8-4 (9-9)
157: Daniel Kolodzik (P) tech. fall Nick Tourville (BU), 17-2 (14-9, Princeton)
165: Mitchell Wightman (BU) pinned Rich Eva (P), 1:59 (15-14, BU)
174: Ryan Callahan (P) def. Kyle Czarnecki (BU), 5-3 (17-15 Princeton)
184: Andy Lowy (P) tech. fall Andrew Swank (BU), 18-3 (22-15, Princeton)
197: John Hall (BU) tech. fall Dan Santoro (P), 17-2 (22-20, Princeton)
285: Kevin Innis (BU) def. Kurt Brendel (P), 11-5 (23-22, BU)

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