PRINCETON, N.J. – A pair of Columbia tech falls would not be enough, as Princeton took the final bout of the dual to upend the Lions, 24-17. 

Tyrel White, Garrett Ryan, Alec Kelly, and JP Ascolese were victorious on the day, as the Lions fell to 3-11 in duals, while the Tigers improved to 3-7. 

In a match that started at 157, Princeton’s Mike D’Angelo and Columbia’s Markus Scheidel were locked in a battle that went to overtime, tied 1-1. Neither wrestler was able to make anything happen during the first sudden victory period, forcing a pair of 30-second ride-outs. After Scheidel was unable to escape D’Angelo’s top position, the Tiger 157-pounder got out and held the Lion senior off for a 2-1 win. 

The Tigers went on to post a win at 165 behind former Midlands finalist Jonathan Schleifer, but Laurence Kosoy was able to prevent bonus points during a 10-5 decision. With Princeton holding a 6-0 lead in the team scoring, Tyrel White made it a one-point match, earning his third tech fall of the season in a 22-7 triumph over Chase Piperato. 

After back-to-back major decisions from Princeton at 184 and 197, another senior gave Columbia bonus points with a tech fall. Garrett Ryan ended the heavyweight match in the third with a 24-9 win over Michael Markulec, cutting the Tiger lead to 14-10 after his first tech fall this year. 

Matteo DeVincenzo was able to post a major decision over Spencer Good at 125, but Alec Kelly got those four points back with bonus points of his own at 133 during a 14-6 major decision over Jonathan Gomez, which was his second major of the year. At 141, JP Ascolese almost tied things up, but was held to a seven-point decision, topping Jordan Reich, 12-5. 

With the Tigers holding an 18-17 advantage, the dual was going to come down to the final bout, which paired former All-American Matthew Kolodzik with Columbia senior Jacob Macalolooy. The Princeton sophomore scored a first period takedown and another in the second en route to a third period pin which ended the match. 

The Lions are back in action tomorrow afternoon with a 2 p.m. dual at Penn on the Ivy League Network. 

Princeton 24, Columbia 17
157 – Mike D’Angelo dec. Markus Scheidel, 2-1 (TB-1) (Princeton, 3-0)
165 – Jonathan Schleifer dec. Laurence Kosoy, 10-5 (Princeton, 6-0)
174 – Tyrel White TF Chase Piperato, 22-7 (Princeton, 6-5)
184 – Kevin Parker MD Andrew Psomas, 10-1 (Princeton, 10-5)
197 – Patrick Brucki MD Michael Bulkin, 10-1 (Princeton, 14-5)
HWT – Garrett Ryan TF Michael Markulec, 24-9 (Princeton, 14-10)
125 – Matteo DeVincenzo MD Spencer Good, 10-0 (Princeton, 18-10)
133 – Alec Kelly MD Jonathan Gomez, 14-6 (Princeton, 18-14)
141 – JP Ascolese dec. Jordan Reich, 12-5 (Princeton, 18-17)
149 – Matthew Kolodzik Fall Jacob Macalolooy, (6:25) (Princeton, 24-17)