#16 Cornell Rallies to 23-13 Win Over Lock Haven
February 22, 2020

 


LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Four bonus point victories helped #16 Cornell wrestling close the book on its 2019-20 dual season on Saturday, Feb. 22, defeating Lock Haven by a final score of 23-13. The Big Red trailed 13-10 heading into the final three bouts of the night, but bonus wins from Jonathan Loew, Ben Darmstadt and Brendan Furman clinched the dual.

A win on Saturday night improves Cornell's dual record to 11-7, marking the Big Red's 34th consecutive season with a dual record above .500. Lock Haven falls to 7-7 as it now prepares for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship on March 7-8.

Lock Haven took a 10-7 lead into the intermission after it secured wins at 125, 141 and 157 pounds. #13 Luke Werner opened the dual with a 9-6 decision over Dom LaJoie. Returning All-American Kyle Shoop narrowly defeated Noah Baughman in the 141-pound bout, 5-2, before Adam Santoro was defeated by major decision at 157 pounds.

Chas Tucker avenged an NCAA tournament loss to DJ Fehlman at 133 pounds, defeating Fehlman by way of a 5-3 decision. Tucker caps off his regular season with a 28-0 record and closes his dual career with 28 straight dual wins dating back to Jan. 12, 2019. Tucker's non-NCAA Tournament winning streak extends to 42 in a row prior to the EIWA Championships on March 6-7.

Hunter Richard provided Cornell with an initial 7-6 lead following his major decision victory over Collin Glorioso at 149 pounds, 14-5. Richard's win was his 20th of the season as he improved to 20-9.

Wrestling in the final dual of his career, Milik Dawkins tied the dual at 10-10 out of the intermission, winning at 165 pounds with a 13-6 decision over Austin Bell. Lock Haven took its final lead of the night, 13-10, following the 174-pound bout, which saw Andrew Berreyesa lose a 3-1 decision to Jared Siegrist.

Loew gave Cornell the lead for good following his major decision at 174 pounds, topping Corey Hazel by a final score of 14-6. Darmstadt bounced back from a loss last weekend, leaving no doubt in a 16-0 victory over Parker McClellan that was stopped after 3:42. Furman also picked up a bonus win for the Big Red, triumphing over Trey Hartsock, 10-1, for his 10th bonus win of the season.





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