Rider Tops Wrestling 21-15; Tigers Take On Penn On Senior Day Saturday
ALL-ACCESS: TIGER WRESTLING
The six-match win streak for the Princeton wrestling team ended Friday night in Dillon Gym, as the Rider Broncs used four narrow victories to claim a 21-15 win over the Tigers.
Princeton won four matches on the night, but it can look back on what could have been. A pair of overtime losses, as well as a one-point loss at 133 and a two-point loss at 165 was too much for the Tigers to overcome.
After a fall for Rider in the first match, Chuck Zeisloft held off Princeton senior Garrett Frey 3-2 at 133 to open a 9-0 lead. Freshman Jordan Laster tried to cut into that deficit in the next match, but he fell 8-6 in overtime to Paul Kirchner at 141.
Junior Adam Krop got Princeton on the board with a 10-4 win at 149, and sophomore Kevin Moylan followed up with a 9-5 win at 157. The Tigers had been making a habit of using big runs to overcome early deficits, but Rider had an answer this time.
The Broncs got a 5-3 win at 165, and a 7-3 win at 174, to set up a big showdown between Rider's Clint Morrison (15-3) and Prineton freshman Brett Harner (23-9). The match lived up to the hype, as Morrison used an overtime takedown to claim a 10-8 win over Harner.
Princeton will look to end its season in style Sturday at 1 pm when it hosts the Penn Quakers on Senior Day. A victory for the Tigers would be their first over Penn since the 1990-91 season, a stretch of 21 straight matches, and would clinch sole possession of second place in the Ivy League. The match will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
Rider 21, Princeton 15
125 - Robert Deutsch (R) p. Ryan Cash 1:14
133 - Chuck Zeisloft (R) d. Garrett Frey 3-2
141 - Paul Kirchner (R) d. Jordan Laster 8-6 (ot)
149 - Adam Krop (P) d. Curt Delia 10-4
157 - Kevin Moylan (P) d. Wayne Stinson 9-5
165 - Ramon Santiago (R) d. Judson Ziegler 5-3
174 - Connor Brennan (R) d. Ryan Callahan 7-3
184 - Clint Morrison (R) d. Brett Harner 10-8 (ot)
197 - Abram Ayala (P) inj. def. Donald Mcneil 4:05
285 - Ray O'Donnell (P) d. Greg Velasco 4-2