Wrestling ACCtion: Wednesday, January 20

Jan. 20, 2010

Duke Wins Thriller Over Campbell
Duke University sophomore Peter Terrezza registered a narrow 3-0 decision in the final match of the evening to lead the Blue Devil wrestling squad to a 21-17 victory at Campbell. Duke led by one heading into the final bout and Terrezza secured the win to give the Blue Devils their second win of the year.

The Blue Devils (2-3) trailed the Camels 14-4 after the first five matches, but four wins, including a pin and a technical fall, in the final five bouts gave Duke the eventual four-point win.

Needing the victory in the final contest, Terrezza stepped onto the mat and scored in the first period to take a 3-0 lead. He controlled the remainder of the match and never let C.J. Gittens a good opportunity to score to earn his 11th win of the year.

NC State Splits Twin-Bill Vs. Appalachian State, Gardner-Webb
NC State won six of 10 matches Wednesday night, including the last three in a row, and defeated Gardner-Webb 22-16 in the second dual match of a doubleheader at Boiling Springs, N.C.

In the first match, Appalachian State won five of the first six bouts, four of them by major decision, to hand the Wolfpack a 22-17 defeat. The Wolfpack won three of the last four matches, but needed to score 10 points in the final two bouts in order to overcome Appalachian State's early lead. That became a moot point when Jacob Earp handed Scott Norris a 4-2 defeat at 133 in the next-to-last match. Freshman 141-pounder Dale Shull pinned the Mountaineers' Chris Collura in 58 seconds in the final match, but it was too little, too late.

In the nightcap vs. the Bulldogs, the Pack won three of the first four matches, then watched as Gardner-Webb won three in a row, two by major decisions, to take a 19-9 lead with three matches to go. Sophomore 125-pounder Mike Moreno pulled the Wolfpack back into the match by pinning Michael Slaughter at 5:26, and Scott Norris and Dale Shull won at 133 and 141, respectively, to close out the match. Shull won 13-0 for a major decision.