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Blue Devils Blank Davidson, 43-0
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/01/2012
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DURHAM, N.C.-The Duke University wrestling team captured 10 victories en route to a 43-0 victory in its home opener against Davidson College this evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The shutout for Duke was the first since Jan. 6, 2007 against Princeton.

Duke (2-6) posted two falls in the first three matches to jump out to a 15-0 lead and never looked back. The Blue Devils allowed the Wildcats to score just 27 points across the eight individual bouts.

"I'm very pleased with our performance tonight," head coach Clar Anderson said. "We had a great crowd here for our first home match and I think the guys responded to that. We really appreciate all the support and hope that they come back for our next match against Gardner-Webb on Tuesday."

Redshirt junior Peter Terrezza got the match started at 125 pounds with a 7-5 decision. Terrezza picked up his 15th win of the year and second dual bout victory as he outlasted Matt Zarth in the final period for the narrow decision.

The next two matches were all Duke as redshirt freshman Brandon Gambucci and freshman Tanner Hough pinned both of their opponents. Gambucci needed just 1:08 to earn his second fall of the year, while Hough picked up his team-best eighth pin and 19th win of the season.

Immanuel Kerr-Brown added three more points to Duke's team score at 157 pounds with an 11-4 decision over Christopher Talevi. The victory was his 19th of the year and second straight.

The Blue Devils continued to cruise with victories from Randy Roden at 174 pounds and Robert Mello at heavyweight. Roden controlled the entire match, easing past Ian Solcz 12-6, while Mello picked up his first victory at heavyweight with a 12-4 major decision over Eddie Isola.

Duke returns home for its next match, hosting Gardner-Webb, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Live scoring and live video are available for the match at

125 - Peter Terrezza (DU) dec. Matt Zarth (DC), 7-5 (3-0)

133 - Brandon Gambucci (DU) pinned Anthony Elias (DC), 1:08 (9-0)

141 - Tanner Hough (DU) pinned Benjamin Hartshorn (DC), 4:04 (15-0)

149 - A.J. Guardado (DU) dec. Kevin Birmingham (DC), 9-5 (18-0)

157 - Immanuel Kerr-Brown (DU) dec. Christopher Talevi, 11-4 (21-0)

165 - Ryan Harding (DU) dec. Tyler Mullen (DC), 6-3 (24-0)

174 - Randy Roden (DU) dec. Ian Solcz (DC), 12-6 (27-0)

184 - Diego Bencomo (DU) won by forfeit (33-0)

197 - Brian Self (DU) won by forfeit (39-0)

285 - Robby Mello (DU) major decision Eddie Isola (DC), 12-4 (43-0)