Seven Crimson went 2-0 on Saturday to lead Harvard to a pair of wins against Millersville and Franklin & Marshall (Gil Talbot).
LANCASTER, Pa. – The Harvard University wrestling team recorded its first shutout in 10 years en route to a pair of wins Saturday at Millersville and Franklin & Marshall. The Crimson (3-1, 1-1 EIWA) swept Millersville for a 43-0 victory before taking out EIWA foe F&M, 29-12.
Seven Crimson were a perfect 2-0 on the day, including No. 5 Walter Peppelman who recorded a pair of falls at 157 lbs. to improve to 13-3 overall. It took the junior co-captain all of 43 seconds to defeat Millersville's Zac Wawryniak and just 2:04 against F&M's Eric Norgard. Peppelman, who also posted two wins by fall yesterday, is now tied with Dawid Rechul '02 for fourth place on Harvard's career pins list with 22, including six this season, and needs just 10 more victories to move into the school's all-time top 10 for wins.
149-pounder Corey Jantzen, who returned to the Harvard lineup yesterday, improved to 4-0 with a pin of Millersville's Daniel Calzarette (3:48) and an 11-0 major decision over Andrew Murano of F&M. No. 13 Steven Keith won his first match by forfeit and picked up a 10-2 major decision over Robert Ruiz of Franklin & Marshall. Keith is 20-6 on the year at 133 lbs. with seven majors.
Paul Liguori, Cameron Croy, James Fox and David Ng also went 2-0 on the day, with Liguori earning a 4-2 decision in his first bout at 165 lbs. and a fall at the 1:13 mark over F&M's Christopher Bacher in his second. Croy, the Crimson's 184-pounder, pinned Millersville's Miles Fischer just 1:23 into their match and took a 10-4 decision against F&M in the nightcap. Fox tallied a 12-3 major decision against Millersville at 197 lbs. and a 3-2 decision against F&M. Ng won both of his bouts by decision, 6-4 in sudden victory and 8-2, respectively.
Harvard's shutout of Millersville was its first since defeating Boston College 31-0 on Feb. 9, 2002 at the Malkin Athletic Center. The 43 points were the most scored since a 50-0 win over Columbia on Feb. 9, 2001 at the MAC.
The Crimson will return to action Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Lonestar Duals where it will meet Oklahoma, Appalachian State and Air Force.
Harvard 43, Millersville 0
125 – No match
133 – No. 13 Steven Keith (HU) forfeit Millersville, 6-0
141 – Patrick Hogan (HU) dec. Joshua Ruppert (MU), 8-7, 9-0
149 – Corey Jantzen (HU) fall Daniel Calzarette (MU), 3:48, 15-0
157 – No. 5 Walter Peppelman (HU) fall Zac Wawrzyniak-Bush (MU), 0:43, 21-0
165 – Paul Liguori (HU) dec. Brandon Vernalli (MU), 4-2, 24-0
174 – Josh Popple (HU) fall Shane Smith (MU), 4:38, 30-0
184 – Cameron Croy (HU) fall Miles Fischer (MU), 1:23, 36-0
197 – James Fox (HU) major dec. Joel Suter (MU), 12-3, 40-0
HWT – David Ng (HU) dec. Bradley Ladd (MU), 6-4 SV, 43-0
Harvard 29, Franklin & Marshall 12
125 – David Hershberger (F&M) forfeit Harvard, 6-0
133 – No. 13 Steven Keith (HU) major dec. Robert Ruiz(F&M), 10-2, 6-4
141 – Richard Durso(F&M) dec. Patrick Hogan (HU), 7-2, 9-4
149 – Corey Jantzen (HU) major dec. Andrew Murano(F&M), 11-0, 9-8
157 – No. 5 Walter Peppelman (HU) fall Eric Norgard(F&M), 2:04, 14-9
165 – Paul Liguori (HU) fall Christopher Bache(F&M), 1:13, 20-9
174 – Matt Fullowan(F&M) dec. Bryan Panzano (HU), 4-0, 20-12
185 – Cameron Croy (HU) dec. Matt Latessav, 10-4, 23-12
197 – James Fox (HU) dec. Colin Ely(F&M), 3-2, 26-12
HWT- David Ng (HU) dec. Alexander Henry(F&M), 8-2, 29-12