Penn State 34, Rider 8

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Release: November 16, 2013
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Curt Delia Wins Against Penn State
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Penn State University 34, Rider University 8

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—Goliath might have won this time, but David had his moments, and takes a lot away from this battle.

The top ranked Nittany Lions of Penn State won eight of 10 bouts to defeat 25th ranked Rider Saturday afternoon in front of a capacity Alumni Gym crowd and a Regional television audience.

“I’d like to thank Penn State for coming in here and giving us this opportunity,” said Rider head coach Gary Taylor.  “A lot of people talk about helping the smaller programs in the nation but (PSU head coach) Cael Sanderson honors that.”

“Rider gave us a good test,”  said Sanderson, the 2013 National Coach of the Year after winning a third straight National Championship at Penn State.  “They really exposed a few things. Rider is solid up and down the line up. There were a lot of hard fought points. The Rider coaches are doing a really good job here.”

“When we get a chance to see our guys wrestle against the very best in the nation we get to see a lot more technical, positional mistakes,” Taylor said, “and that’s what we will take out of this.”

For Rider (3-1) junior Clint Morrison (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cedar Cliff) won by tech fall to cut the PSU lead to 27-8.

Rider sophomore Curt Delia (Mullica Hill, NJ/Delsea) won 6-4 at 149 in overtime to cut the PSU lead to 11-3. Delia led 2-0 and the match was tied at 3-3 and 4-4 before the overtime period.

“Curt had his head screwed on tight today,” Taylor said.  “When he’s in that mode he’s hard to beat. He’s a very good athlete, he’s quick and strong.”

“Anybody that Penn State sends out there is going to be a stud,” Delia said.  “Picking up a win against Penn State is not only good for me but I was trying to boost up the team as well.”

Delia described his overtime points as only a wrestler could.  “I got funked, and I’m not usually good with funk,” said Delia, who improved to 2-2 this season and 20-14 as a Bronc.  “I got height and finally reversed and got the two (points) and that was it.”

Winners for Penn State (1-0) included #3 Nico Magaludis, who is now 5-1 at 125, #1 David Taylor, who is now 6-0 at 165, #3 Matt Brown, who is now 6-0 at 174, #4 Morgan McIntosh, who is now 6-0 at 197 and #11 Jimmy Lawson, who is now 6-0 at 285.

Magaludis defeated Rider sophomore Robert Deutsch (Cherry Hill, NJ/Eastern Regional), who is 3-1 and ranked 11th in the nation at 125 by Amateur Wrestling New.  “The first match Deutsch had Nico scraping and he’s a two-time National finalist,” Sanderson said.  “We had a lot of good matches today and that’s what we need. Give Rider a lot of credit, they wrestled very well.”

Taylor pinned Rider senior Ramon Santiago (Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville), who is 2-2 and ranked 13th in the nation, after Santiago injured his knee in the first period. Brown pinned Rider sophomore Conor Brennan (Brick, NJ/Brick Twp.), who moved up two weight classes to replace the injured senior Jim Resnick (Media, Pa./Penncrest). 

McIntosh defeated Rider junior Donald McNeil (Plainville, Mass./Wyoming Seminary), who is now 3-1 and ranked 28th by the Wrestling Report and Lawson defeated Rider sophomore Greg Velasco (Union Beach, NJ/Keyport) in the final bout.

“We have some wrestlers who are very disappointed right now,” Taylor said, “even though they were wrestling some of the best kids in the nation. In that sense that will motivate, that will drive and that will help us down the road to get ready for our conference championship and the NCAA tournament.”

Rider and Penn State have now met four times since the series began in 2002-03, with the Nittany Lions winning all four, a 48-0 decision last year at University Park, 41-0 at the 2006-07 Virginia Duals and 38-3 at the 2002-03 Virginia Duals. 

“We got beat up at Penn State last year,” Delia said, “so anything positive coming out of this match is good for the team.”

TCN will re-broadcast the match Monday, November 18 at 9pm.

Rider hosts Lock Haven for Rider’s first-ever EWL dual meet Friday, November 22 at 7pm.

125 #3 Nico Magaludis-PS dec.  #11 Robert Deutsch-R               5-0                    3-0

133  Jordan Conaway-PS  major dec. Chuck Zeisloft-R               12-4                  7-0

141  Zain Retherford-PS  major dec. Paul Kirchner-R                   12-3                  11-0

149  Curt Delia-R dec. James English-PS                                   6-4                    11-3

157  James Vollrath-PS  major dec. Wayne Stinson-R                 10-2                  15-3

165 #1 David Taylor-PS  wbf #13 Ramon Santiago-R                  4:30                  21-3

174 #3 Matt Brown-PS  wbf Conor Brennan-R                             1:34                  27-3

184 Clint Morrison-R  tech fall James Frascella-PS                      17-2                  27-8

197  #4 Morgan McIntosh-PS  dec. #28 Donald McNeil-R            8-2                    30-8

285 #11 Jimmy Lawson-PS major dec. Greg Velasco-R               10-2                  34-8

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