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UMBC defeats NCAA DIII Scranton, 24-21

01/26/2010 -

On Friday night, UMBC defeated NCAA DIII Scranton, 24-21, at a dual meet in Newport News Va.

Scranton won the opening two bouts, before UMBC got the board with a pin by Brian Samuels (Leonardtown High) in 2:14, and a 9-0 major decision by Daniel Carr (Southern-Garrett).

Samuels was a third-place finisher at the 4A-3A state tournament last year; Carr was a two-time state finalist in 2A-1A.

After Samuels' and Carr's victories, UMBC was forced to forfeit 157 due to an injury, and dropped a decision at 165. But Zach Coe (Reservoir), another state placer in UMBC's lineup, ran up a 10-0 major decision, and team captain Joe Eassa (Howard) continued his stellar season with an 11-3 victory at 184.

Scranton was victorious at 197, giving the Pennsylvania school a 21-18 lead, heading into the final bout. But John Lapoint (Glenelg), a former NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference Champ, finished off the dual with a pin in 2:05 to give UMBC the victory.

University of Maryland / Baltimore County 24
University of Scranton 21
Newport News, VA
125 Mike Murcia (UOS) Dec Angelo Ambridge (UOM) 5-2
133 Vinny Signoriell (UOS) Pin Kekura Musa (UOM) 4:10
141 Brian Samuels (UOM) Pin Andrew Greco (UOS) 2:14
149 Daniel Carr (UOM) Maj Tom Manning (UOS) 9-0
157 Mike Guenther (UOS) FF (UOM)
165 Frank Siclari (UOS) Dec Leif Huber (UOM) 10-5
174 Zachary Coe (UOM) Maj Matthew Terry (UOS) 10-0
184 Joe Eassa (UOM) Maj Kevin DiGiulio (UOS) 11-3
197 Joe Williams (UOS) Dec Eldar Muradov (UOM) 11-8
285 John Lapoint (UOM) Pin Dave Domonkos (UOS) 2:05

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