Caputo, Liguori and O'Connor Lead Crimson in 30-15 Loss to Columbia

Photo of Louis Caputo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Three Harvard wrestlers had their hands raised at the Crimson fell to Columbia, 30-15, Friday night at University Gym.

Senior co-captains Louis Caputo and J.P. O’Connor both scored six team points for the Crimson with their wins Friday night. Freshman Paul Liguori picked up his sixth wins of the season in just his third match since December.

Liguori picked up a 9-8 win over Steve Santos at 149 pounds to improve to 6-7 overall. Liguori held a 7-2 lead after the first period after a pair of takedowns and three points on back points, but Stantos scored a takedown in each of the next two periods to close the gap.

O’Connor earned his team-leading fourth fall of the season over Jake O’Hara. The top-ranked wrestler at 157 pounds scored a quick takedown and turned O’Hara for another three points. The Oxford, N.Y., native is 25-0 on the season and 14-0 in dual action.

Harvard travels to No. 6 Cornell for its final dual meet of the season. First bout is slated to start at 3 p.m.