University of Southern California 23 v University of Arizona 41       University of Arizona 27 v Dixie State College 31       University of Arizona 33 v Glendale Community College 23       Valley Forge Military College 6 v Temple University 47       Middle Tennessee State University 13 v The Apprentice School 22       University of Central Florida 15 v Liberty University 23       East Tennessee State University 18 v Mercer University 30       Florida Gulf Coast University 5 v Auburn University 34       Massachusetts Institute of Technology 18 v The Ohio State University 31       University of Texas at Arlington 24 v University of Florida 30       

UMBC wins over 30 matches against NCAA opponents

11/20/2009 -

After the first two tournaments of the year, UMBC wrestlers have won more than 30 matches against NCAA opponents.

Following performances at the Messiah College invitational in Grantham, Pa., and the UNC-Pembroke Classic in Pembroke, N.C., UMBC wrestlers have defeated 14 NCAA DIII wrestlers, 10 NCAA DII wrestlers and 7 NCAA DI wrestlers.

UMBC wrestlers own wins this year over athletes from NCAA DI Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Citadel and Campbell, among others.

At the Messiah invitational, freshman 133-pounder Kekura Musa and senior 235-pounder John Lapoint finished in the top six; At the UNC-Pembroke Classic, senior 157-pounder Leif Huber and junior 184-pounder Joe Eassa finished in the top eight.

Next up for UMBC is the first NCWA competition for the team this year, a home tri-meet against NCWA squads from James Madison and Towson on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m.

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