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NYU, Cortland Go Unbeaten at NY/PA Duals; Hunter Takes a Pair

By BV, 11/11/17, 8:30PM EST


At the New York vs. Pennsylvania Duals, in Wilkes-Barre, PA on Saturday, NY teams saw plenty of success, with NYU and Cortland registering 3-0 records and Hunter notching a pair of wins.  Read on for more. 


The New York University wrestling team opened up the dual portion of its schedule with victories in all three matches at the New York vs. Pennsylvania Duals, which were hosted by Wilkes University on Saturday, November 11, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

NYU outscored its competition 129-18 on the afternoon. The squad opened the day with an 43-6 win over King's College, before defeating the host Colonels 34-6 and the Pennsylvania College of Technology 52-6. A contingent of grapplers also competed in several exhibition bouts of the course of the afternoon.

"I'm happy with the start we've had this season," said Senior Assistant Head Coach Corey Luce. "We have a real young team, our lineup today only featured one upperclassman and we still produced great results."

Seven different wrestlers went 3-0 in the dual meet for NYU, with Matt Noble (133 pounds) once again leading the way with three wins via fall. Landon McBride (125 pounds), Evan Drill (149 pounds), Raymond Jazikoff (157 pounds), Maykel Dolorit (174 pounds), Jackson Kligerman (184 pounds) and Jack La Corte(197 pounds) each went 3-0, as well.


The Cortland wrestling team, ranked 11th nationally in Division III, finished 3-0 at the New York/Pennsylvania Duals, hosted by Wilkes University. The Red Dragons won three of the last four matches to nip the host Colonels, 23-20, before posting convincing wins over Penn College, 42-9, and King's College, 44-7.

Four Red Dragons recorded 3-0 records on the day. Deuly Espinal (Brooklyn/Grand Street), ranked fifth nationally at 184 pounds, finished with two technical falls, both up a class at 197 pounds. He also won by forfeit at 184 versus Penn College.  Josh Antoine (Brooklyn/Grand Street) was perfect at 125 pounds with a pin, forfeit win and decision, Greg Chery (Ronkonkoma/Connetquot) notched a decision, forfeit win and pin at 157 pounds, and J.P. Puca (Huntington) had a decision, technical fall and forfeit win at 174.

Cortland took an early 6-0 lead versus Wilkes on an Antoine pin, but the hosts won the next three matches by decision, major and pin, to go up 13-6. Chery's decision drew Cortland within four, but a major decision by nationally ranked Nicholas Racanelli at 165 gave Wilkes a 17-9 lead with four matches remaining.

Puca started the comeback with a decision at 174, and Mike Beckwith (Greene) pinned his opponent to put the Red Dragons ahead 18-17. Espinal followed with a technical fall at 197 to extend the lead to 23-17. Cortland held on for the win after Wilkes won by decision at 285.

Against Penn College, Trey LaFlamme (Adams/South Jefferson) won by a 13-2 major decision at 133, Adrian Berry (Uniondale) pinned his opponent in 2:15 at 165, Puca won by a 21-1 tech. fall at 174, and Kevin Morgans (Liberty) was a 6-1 winner at 197. Cortland's other four victories came via forfeit.

The Red Dragons earned wins in eight of their 10 matches versus King's. Antoine posted a 10-6 decision at 125, Chery and Berry recorded back-to-back pins at 157 and 165, respectively, and Espinal was a 16-0 technical fall winner in just 1:24. The other four wins were forfeits.

Cortland 23, Wilkes 20

125 - Josh Antoine (CORT) pinned Kyle Trout, 2:08
133 - Jake Dimarsico (WILK) dec. Alex D'Angelo, 8-5
141 - Matthew Grossman (WILK) major dec. Matt Maquet, 10-1
149 - Kyle Medrow (WILK) pinned Justen O'Neill, 2:18
157 - Greg Chery (CORT) dec. Ashton Gyenizs, 13-7
165 - Nicholas Racanelli (WILK) major dec. Adrian Berry, 14-4
174 - J.P. Puca (CORT) dec. John Ritter, 7-4
184 - Mike Beckwith (CORT) pinned Matthew Judge, 4:47
197 - Deuly Espinal (CORT) tech fall. Jacob Huling, 3:00 (16-1)
285 - Nicholas Goff (WILK) dec. Zach Gifford, 1-0

Cortland 42, Penn College 9

125 - Josh Antoine (CORT) won by forfeit
133 - Trey LaFlamme (CORT) major dec. Christian Fox, 13-2
141 - Matt Maquet (CORT) won by forfeit
149 - Joe Swank (PENN) dec. Dustin Harris, 16-12
157 - Greg Chery (CORT) won by forfeit
165 - Adrian Berry (CORT) pinned Danie Bergeron, 2:15
174 - J.P. Puca (CORT) tech. fall Jacob Canfield, 7:00 (21-1)
184 - Deuly Espinal (CORT) won by forfeit
197 - Kevin Morgans (CORT) dec. Jared Mooney, 6-1
285 - Dylan Otis (PENN) won by forfeit

Cortland 44, King's 7

125 - Josh Antoine (CORT) dec. Dakota Quick, 10-6
133 - Alex D'Angelo (CORT) won by forfeit
141 - Jake Taylor (KING'S) major dec. Matt Maquet, 9-1
149 - Justen O'Neill (CORT) won by forfeit
157 - Greg Chery (CORT) pinned Josh Nagel, 2:05
165 - Adrian Berry (CORT) pinned Sean Floto, 1:16
174 - J.P. Puca (CORT) won by forfeit
184 - Mike Beckwith (CORT) won by forfeit
197 - Deuly Espinal (CORT) tech. fall Devin Steele, 1:24 (16-0)
285 - Ralph Bernardo (KING's) dec. Zach Gifford, 3-1


Hunter College won a pair of duals on Saturday, topping Penn College 36-18 and King's College 34-24.  The squad dropped a 38-6 decision to Wilkes.

Sean Miller went 3-0 at 157 pounds, while Nick Brutus also swept all three of his bouts at 184.

More to be posted when available on Hunter Athletics site.