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    NC State's Scott Garren pinned Maryland's Luke Stauffer in the Wolfpack's 32-3 wrestling victory over Maryland.
    NC State's Scott Garren pinned Maryland's Luke Stauffer in the Wolfpack's 32-3 wrestling victory over Maryland.
     

    Jan. 17, 2004

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Scott Garren got a pin and Zach Garren got a major decision that clinched the team victory Saturday as NC State defeated Maryland 32-3 in an Atlantic Coast Conference wrestling match at Reynolds Coliseum.

    The victory lifted the Wolfpack to 3-2 overall in dual-match competition, 2-0 and in first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Maryland fell to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

    The match started with a high-scoring bout at 141 between NC State's Alex Hernandez and Maryland's Jason Gribschaw. Hernandez fell behind early in the first period and trailed 4-1 and 7-4, but a reversal late in the first period and a near fall early in the second propelled Hernandez to a 13-10 decision and a 3-0 team lead for NC State.

    The Terps' Jerad Vellecco also jumped to an early, moving ahead 4-0 after a first-period takedown and near fall in the 149-pound match, but the Wolfpack's Jake Giamoni scored six unanswered points, and went on to record a 10-7 decision that gave the Wolfpack a 6-0 lead in the team score.

    Scott Garren, ranked No. 14 nationally at 157 in the latest intermat.com poll, never trailed in his bout with Luke Stauffer, building a 9-3 lead in the second period before pinning Stauffer at the 4:43 mark to make it 12-0, Wolfpack. Dustin Kawa then made it 16-0 with an easy 13-4 major decision over Maryland's John Antonelli.

    Patrick Cissne got Maryland on the scoreboard with a 3-2 decision over Rick Brownlee at 174, but Daniel Humphries nearly pinned the Terps' Dan Scheets and came away with an 11-4 decision at 184 thanks to two reversals and a pair of three-point near falls. That gave the Wolfpack a 19-3 lead in the team scoring, and Zach Garren clinched the team win for the Pack with an 11-3 major decision over Jerry Afari at 197. That gave NC State a 23-3 lead with three bouts remaining.

     

     

    Wolfpack freshman Jainor Palma defeated Barry Stein 7-4, putting the bout away with a reversal and a near fall early in the third period, and Jeremy Hartrum made it 29-3 in favor of NC State with a 3-2 decision over Maryland's Matt Pandullo.

    The Wolfpack's Daniel Pacitti took the final bout of the afternoon with a 5-2 decision over Maryland's Mike Lupa at 133.

    NC State 32, Maryland 3

    125 - Jeremy Hartrum (NCS) dec. Matt Pandullo, 3-2

    133 - Daniel Pacitti (NCS) dec. Mike Lupa, 5-2

    141 - Alex Hernandez (NCS) dec. Jason Gribschaw, 13-10

    149 - Jake Giamoni (NCS) dec. Jerad Villecco, 10-6

    157 - Scott Garren (NCS) wbf Luke Stauffer, at 4:43

    165 - Dustin Kawa (NCS) major dec. John Antonelli, 13-4

    174 - Patrick Cissne (Md.) dec. Rick Brownlee, 3-2

    184 - Daniel Humphries (NCS) dec. Dan Scheets, 11-4

    197 - Zach Garren (NCS) major dec. Jerry Afari, 11-3

    Hwt - Jainor Palma (NCS) dec. Barry Stein, 7-4

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