Maryland wrestler Taylor loses, 1-0, in NCAA semifinal

March 20, 2010|By Sports Digest

Maryland senior Hudson Taylor lost a 1-0 semifinal decision to second-seeded Craig Brester of Nebraska in the final minute Friday night at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Omaha, Neb. Taylor had already clinched All-America status and is the Terps' first three-time All-American. Taylor would finish third at the NCAAs for the third straight years by winning both of his matches today. He faces Wisconsin's Trevor Brandvold in his first match this morning. Maryland's Steven Bell won his first match of the evening session and also clinched All-America status, while Josh Asper fell short. Bell defeated Nicholas Fanthorpe of Iowa State with a takedown in sudden-death overtime, becoming the fifth two-time All-American in Terps history. He lost his second match to Kent State's Dan Mitcheff and will wrestle for seventh place today. Asper held a 3-2 lead in his match with Old Dominion's Chris Brown, but Brown recorded a takedown as time expired. After a discussion, the referees awarded Brown two points, giving him a 4-3 victory and denying Asper All-America status. Maryland coaches filed an official protest, but video and audio review couldn't overturn the referees' decision and the protest was denied.

More wrestling: Navy's three remaining wrestlers in the NCAA meet were eliminated, ending the Midshipmen's season. Glenn Shober lost a 12-3 major decision to Central Michigan's Anthony D'Alie at 149 pounds. Michigan State's Anthony Jones pinned Bryce Saddoris less than a minute into their 157-pound match. Scott Steele (Towson High) defeated Northern Iowa's Christian Brantley, 2-1, before falling to Central Michigan's Jarod Trice, 6-2, in the consolation fourth round.

Swimming: Washington College junior Rachel Glasser earned All-America first-team honors in two events and All-America honorable mention in another at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis. Glasser placed sixth in the 200-yard butterfly, eighth in the 500 freestyle and 12th in the 100 butterfly. She has now recorded five All-America or All-America honorable mention performances in her career, the most in school history.

Women's soccer: Rachel Burley and Melissa Dicus, both Perry Hall graduates, and Sarah Lindler (Mercy) are among five players who will join Towson as freshmen next year. The Tigers also added Eliza Burk (Perry Hall), a transfer from Harford Community College.

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