DURHAM, N.C. - Redshirt sophomore Immanuel Kerr-Brown posted a victory at 157 pounds as the Duke wrestling team suffered a 38-3 loss to Maryland Saturday in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The loss snapped a five-match win streak for the Blue Devils, who fall to 7-6 on the season and 0-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference action.
Five of the 10 matches were decisions with Maryland getting one major decision, two technical falls, one pin and one forfeit in the other bouts.
The match started at heavyweight with Maryland's Dallas Brown edging Duke junior Brian Self 5-2. The Terrapins added four more wins to go up 23-0 heading into Kerr-Brown's match at 157.
Kerr-Brown, coming off of a big win at Gardner-Webb, used a strong third period to defeat Maryland's Brady Massaro 8-2 for Duke's lone victory. Kerr-Brown scored the first points of the match with a takedown and broke a 2-2 tie late in the second period with his second takedown with just one second left on the clock. The third period was all Kerr-Brown, who outscored Massaro 4-0 to run away with the win.
Marcus Cain nearly came away with a victory after building a 7-1 lead on Maryland 149-pounder Louis Mascola, but misstepped early in the third period resulting in a pin. Cain recorded five points in the final 31 seconds of the second period and elected a neutral start in the third, but Mascola took him to his back with 1:29 remaining and pinned him seconds later.
Randy Roden battled back to come within two points of defeating Maryland's Domenic DeRobertis at 165, but came up just short to fall 7-6. Roden was in a 7-3 hole late in the second period, but used a standing head-and-arm takedown with nine seconds left to close the gap to 7-5. He added an escape five seconds into the third period, but went scoreless the rest of the way.
At 174, Trey Adamson held his own with sixth-ranked Josh Asper, falling 4-2 to the two-time All-America. Adamson gave up an early takedown but logged two escapes to close the deficit to 3-2 before one riding time point bumped the final score to 4-2.
Up next for Duke is a home bout against Tobacco Road rival North Carolina on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The match will start at 7 p.m.
Maryland 38, Duke 3
285 - Dallas Brown (MD) dec. Brian Self (DU), 5-2 (MD 3-0)
125 - Shane Gentry (MD) tech fall Peter Terrezza (DU), 16-0 (MD 8-0)
133 - Geoffrey Alexander (MD) won by forfeit (MD 14-0)
141 - Shane Arechiga (MD) dec. Tanner Hough (DU), 4-3 (MD 17-0)
149 - Louis Mascola (MD) pinned Marcus Cain (DU), 5:30 (MD 23-0)
157 - Immanuel Kerr-Brown (DU) dec. Brady Massaro (MD), 8-2 (MD 23-3)
165 - Domenic Derobertis (MD) dec. Randy Roden (DU), 7-6 (MD 26-3)
174 - #6 Josh Asper (MD) dec. Trey Adamson (DU), 4-2 (MD 29-3)
184 - #7 Jimmy Sheptock (MD) tech fall Dylan Ryan (DU), 18-3 (MD 34-3)
197 - #14 Christian Boley (MD) major dec Michael Chapman (DU), (MD 38-3)