Dake & Bosak lead The Big Red
   Cornell (10-3) defeated Hofstra (5-13), 30-15, before 926 fans at the David S. Mack Sports Complex. The Big Red were paced by three-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake (21-0, 122-4 career) and defending titlist Steve Bosak (10-2), as both dominated their opponents.

     Dake hit a lightning-quick fireman's carry takedown on the Pride's Nick Terdick and then slapped on a series of cross-face cradles to post a first period fall in the 165-pound bout. Bosak used a tight bar-arm stack and recorded a fall at the 2:55 mark at 184 pounds and gave his team a 18-15 lead.

     In the opening bout, Cornell's
Nahshon Garrett (28-3) scored with a strong double leg takedown to edge Hofstra's returning All-American Steve Bonanno (13-8), 3-1, at 125 pounds. The Pride would then reel off four consecutive wins, Jamie Franco eked out a 2-1 ot victory at 133 and earned his 12th victory on the season and potential All-American  Luke Vaith (17-10) hit a duck under in the third period and blanked AA Mike Nevinger (17-7), 5-0, at 141 pounds. Redshirt sophomore Cody Ruggirello turned in an impressive performance as he applied a tight bar-arm and registered a fall in the 149-pound class. Tyler Banks (5-3) shook free from a leg ride and emerged with an exciting 5-3 overtime victory at 157, and gave the host team a 15-3 at the intermission.

     Following the break,
#10 Cornell captured the remaining five bouts and rallied for a 30-15 dual meet win. The Big Red was scheduled to take on Columbia University later today for a 6:00 PM match.


Nahshon Garrett (Corn) dec. Steve Bonanno 3-1
133- Jamie Franco (Hof) dec. Bricker Dixon 2-1 OT
141- Luke Vaith (Hof) dec. Mike Nevinger 5-0
149- Cody Ruggirello (Hof) pinned Chris Villalonga 4:50
157- Tyler Banks (Hof) dec. Jesse Shanaman 5-3 OT
165- Kyle Dake (Corn) pinned Nick Terdick 1:05
174- Marshall Peppelman (Corn) dec. Jermaine John 5-3
184- Steve Bosak (Corn) pinned Taras Luzhnyy 2:55
197- Jace Bennett (Corn) pinned Tim Murphy 1:58
285- Jacob Aiken-Phillips (Corn) defeated Paul Snyder inj.default

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Cornell's Kyle Dake uses his cradle to pick up a first period fall over Hofstra's Nick Terdick at 165 pounds.
Cornell's Jacob Aiken-Phillips escapes from Hofstra's Paul Snyder at 285.
Cornell's Jace Bennett works his half to a fall over Hofstra's Tim Murphy at 197.
Cornell's Steve Bosak works his bar arm to a fall over Hofstra's Taras Luzhnyy at 184.
Cornell's Marshall Peppelman  hangs on to Hofstra's Jermaine John at 174.
Hofstra's Tyler Banks shakes off Cornell's Jesse Shanaman to win in the last second at 157.
Cornell's Nahshon Garrett works to escape from Hofstra's Steve Bonanno, winning 3-1 at 125.
Hofstra's Jamie Franco escapes from Cornell's Bricker Dixon to win 2-1 in overtime at 133.
Hofstra's Luke Vaith comes out the back door on Cornell's Mike Nevinger. Vaith won this 141 pound bout 5-0.
Hofstra's Cody Ruggirello works for a takedown on Cornell's Chris Villalong en route to a fall at 149.