Dec. 15, 2005
EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 14 Northwestern kicked off its home-dual season by going 2-0 in its double-dual match against the University of Chicago and the University of Indianapolis Thursday. Northwestern defeated Chicago 32-12 before rolling by Indianapolis 38-12. John Velez (Kings Mills, Ohio/Kings), Ryan Lang (North Royalton, Ohio/St. Edward), Greg Hagel (Linwood, N.J./Blair Academy), Matt Delguyd (Mayfield Heights, Ohio/Mayfield) and Dustin Fox (Galion, Ohio/Galion) all went 2-0 on the day, while head coach Tim Cysewski moved into second place on NU wrestling's career-wins list.
Seventh-ranked Velez started the 'Cats out on the right foot by earning a 14-1 major decision victory over Chicago's Zachary Matayoshi. Velez got on the board first when he shot and hit a single-leg takedown at the mat's edge. Velez was in control the throughout the remainder of the match, scoring on a series of takedowns and near falls.
With the Wildcats open at 133 lbs., the two teams moved on to the 141-pound weight class.
Lang took the mat for the Wildcats and immediately went to work, scoring on four takedowns in the first period versus Chicago's Andrew Bribriesco. Entering the second period with an 8-3 lead, Lang quickly notched two more points on a takedown before recording a fall at 2:34.
With Northwestern leading 10-6, freshman Brandon Lozdoski (Mechesney Park, Ill/Harlem) faced Jeff Harman at 149 lbs. After the two battled to a 1-1 tie entering the third period, Lozdoski was awarded one point for riding time at the end, and walked off with a 2-1 win.
Hagel took the mat for Northwestern at 157 lbs. and started off hot, tallying three points for a near fall on Chicago's Spencer Burns with 2:05 remaining. Hagel quickly finished what he started, pinning Burns at 1:15 to give the Wildcats a 19-6 lead.
Will Durkee (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy) then took the mat for the Wildcats, facing Chicago's Mike Bishof at 165 lbs. Durkee scored first on a reversal with 1:48 remaining in the first period. After Bishof notched an escape, Durkee responded by hitting on a takedown to finish out the first period with a 4-1 lead.
Bishof responded by scoring three-straight points on an escape and takedown to start the second period.
With the score 4-4 entering the third period, Durkee quickly notched a takedown and went up 6-4. Durkee held on for the remainder of the match, and improved to 5-1 on the year with the win.
With Northwestern leading 22-12, seventh-ranked Delguyd faced Chicago's Jeffrey Marriott at 184 lbs. Delguyd scored first, hitting on a takedown just before the end of the first period. Delguyd then tallied one point for an escape to the start the second period, and hit on a series of takedowns to take a 9-2 lead into the third period. Delguyd continued his dominance in the third period and went on to a 16-5 major decision win.
Fox took the mat for Northwestern at 285 lbs. looking to extend the Wildcats' lead. He did just that at 4:59 by notching his first pin of the year, giving Northwestern the 32-12 win over Chicago.
With one win already out of the way, the Wildcats strapped the headgear back on and looked to go a perfect 2-0 on the day.
Indianapolis was open at 125 lbs. and Northwestern was open at 133 lbs., so the two teams went right to the 141-pound weight class to begin the dual.
Lang's second match of the day went much like his first. After scoring a takedown against Indianapolis' Danny Norman, Lang notched his fifth fall of the year, pinning Norman at 1:10, while improving his record to 7-0 this season.
At 149 lbs., Jimmy Kim (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria Community) made his first appearance of the year. Kim got up early on the Greyhounds' Wes Hall and never looked back. After scoring on an escape and a takedown in the second period, Kim went on to the 6-0 victory.
With Northwestern up 15-6, Hagel took the mat for his second match of the day, this time to face Indianapolis' Bill Pippens. After taking a 4-0 lead into the second period, Hagel scored on an escape to extend his lead to 5-0 heading into the final period. With a third-period takedown and the point for riding time, Hagel took the match, 8-0.
No. 2 Jake Herbert (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) faced the Greyhounds' Mike Jackson at 174 lbs. and showed why he is ranked the second-best 174-pound wrestler in the country. Against Jackson--who is the second-ranked Division II wrestler at 174 lbs.--Herbert shot early, got control and recorded the fall just 35 seconds into the match.
No. 15 Mike Tamillow (Oak Park, Ill./Fenwick) followed Herbert's lead and pinned Indianapolis' Chris Owens in 1:20, extending the Wildcats' lead to 31-12.
Delguyd then took the mat for the second time at 197 lbs. After taking down Alex Williams just before the end of the first period, Delguyd scored on an escape to start the second period. Williams roared back with two takedowns of his own, but Delguyd entered third period with a 6-5 lead. After a three-point near fall to start the period, Delguyd picked up his intensity the rest of the way and recorded a 12-6 win.
In his second match of the day, Fox dominated Indianapolis' Lynn Panko. Fox scored six in the first period, three in the second and four in the third, walking off with the 13-4 major decision win.
The Wildcats stand at 3-0 this season following Thursday's performance.
"I thought it went really well," head coach Tim Cysewski said. "After being off for two weeks, I'm pleased with the way we came out and handled our business."
After recording wins No. 111 and 112 Thursday, Cysewski passed Tom Jarmon for second place on Northwestern wrestling's all-time wins list.
Northwestern returns to action this weekend when it travels to Reno, Nev. to participate in the Reno Tournament of Champions Sunday, Dec. 18.
NU 32, Chicago 12
125-Velez (NU) def. Zach Matayoshi (UC) (MD 14-1)
133- Brandon Tillman (UC) (forfeit)
141- Ryan Lang (NU) def. Andrew Bribriesco (UC) (F 2:34)
149- Brandon Lozdoski (NU) def. Jeff Harman (UC) (D 2-1)
157- Greg Hagel (NU) def. Spencer Burns (UC) (F 1:15)
165- Will Durkee (NU) def. Mike Bishof (UC) (D 6-4)
174- Phil Kruzel (UC) def. Mark Graves (NU) (D 7-4)
184- Ben Barnes (UC) def. Joseph Gulotta (NU) (D 10-6)
197- Matt Delguyd (NU) def. Jeffrey Marriott (UC) (MD 16-5)
285- Dustin Fox (NU) def. Tom Nero (UC) (F 4:59)
NU 38, Indianapolis 12
125- Velez (NU) (forfeit)
133- Shane Perkey (UI) (forfeit)
141- Ryan Lang (NU) def. Danny Norman (UI) (F 1:10)
149- Jimmy Kim (NU) def. Wes Hall (UI) (D 6-0)
157- Greg Hagel (NU) def. Bill Pippens (UI) (MD 8-0)
165- Dave Burns (UI) (forfeit)
174- Jake Herbert (NU) def. Mike Jackson (UI) (F :35)
184- Mike Tamillow (NU) def. Chris Owens (UI) (F 1:20)
197- Matt Delguyd (NU) def. Alex Williams (UI) (dec. 12-6)
285- Dustin Fox (NU) def. Lynn Panko (UI) (M.D. 13-4)
125- Alejandro Figueroa (UC) (forfeit)
133- Shane Perkey (UI) def. Brandon Tillman (UC) (MD 14-5)
141- Andrew Bribriesco (UC) def. Danny Norman (UI) (D 5-0)
149- Jeff Harman (UC) def. Wes Hall (UI) (MD 10-1)
157- Spencer Burns (UC) def. Bill Pippens (UI) (D 5-4)
165- Mike Bishof (UC) def. Dave Burns (UI) (F 6:42)
174- Mike Jackson (UI) def. Phil Kruzel (UC) (MD 15-4)
184- Ben Barnes (UC) def. Chris Owens (UI) (TF 16-0)
197- Jeffrey Marriott (UC) def. Alex Williams (UI) (D 8-5)
285- Lynn Panko (UI) def. Thomas Nero (UC) (D 11-4)