Cornell Tops Hoosiers, 22-19
Jan. 12, 2008
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Redshirt freshman Kurt Kinser picked up another fall against Cornell at the National Duals, running his season pin total to 16. The Bloomington South High School product is now just four pins shy of the school record for most falls in a season with three matches left in the non-conference schedule.
For the second time in as many matches at the National Duals the Hoosiers held a lead for most of the match before seeing it slip away right at the end. Cornell was able to snag a 22-19 decision over the Hoosiers.
Angel Escobedo began the match with his second win of the day, this time a 14-6 major decision over Frank Perrelli. Following a Hoosier forfeit at 133-pounds, Scott Kelly earned a 7-5 decision to push IU back on top, 7-6. Next up was the 149-pound bout, Kinser's 16th pin. Fellow redshirt freshman Paul Young was inserted into the line-up at 157-pounds and responded with a 4-1 victory over Drake Hovis to increase the Hoosier lead to 16-6.
The Big Red then countered, however, winning the next three match-ups to jump ahead 18-16. True freshman Joe Fagiano continued his stellar rookie campaign with a 12-5 win over Mike Moore to see-saw the lead back in favor of the Cream and Crimson at 19-18. Unfortunately, Cornell grabbed the heavyweight contest and the overall team match.
Indiana returns to action next week when they host the Hoosier Quad on Saturday. The Hoosiers will welcome Air Force, Gardner Webb and Indianapolis to Bloomington for the competition.
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