Cornell Extends Ivy Win Streak, Tops Columbia 30-10
January 19, 2019


NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Despite missing nearly half its lineup, No. 10 Cornell was able to keep its Ivy win streak intact with a 30-10 victory over Columbia on Saturday afternoon at Blue Gym at the Dodge Fitness Center. The Big Red won its final three matches, two with bonus points attached, to extend its conference streak to 84 matches and improve to 6-2 (1-0 Ivy) on the year. The Lions fell to 4-2 (0-1 Ivy).

Cornell picked up bonus points with a dominant major decision by Vitali Arujau at 125, then earned a forfeit at 133 and never looked back. Jonathan Furns (149) and Adam Santoro (157) held down the middle weights with wins, and after the Lions picked up consecutive decisions at 165 and 174 to get back within 16-10, the Big Red dropped the hammer in the heavyweights. Santoro's win at 157 over 16-3 Dan Reed was especially impressive, with the junior dominating to the final whistle to improve to 9-6 on the year.

Max Dean got it started with a 25-7 technical fall over Joe Franzese at 184, then Ben Honis picked up a third period pin over Sam Wustefeld to clinch the victory. Jeramy Sweany capped the team scoring with a 5-0 decision over Danny Conley.