No. 1 Iowa wrestling defeats No. 12 Princeton 30-9

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By Hawkeyesports.com

PRINCETON, New Jersey - University of Iowa sophomore Jacob Warner scored a takedown with three seconds on the clock to top No. 2 Pat Brucki, 5-4, and lead the top-ranked Hawkeyes past No. 12 Princeton on Sunday.

Iowa won seven-of-10 bouts and owned a 37-5 advantage in takedowns to earn the 30-9 win in front of 2,284 fans at Jadwin Gymnasium.

Warner, ranked No. 3 at 197, entered the third period tied, 3-3. He trailed 4-3 following a Brucki escaped, but grabbed his first and only lead of the match with three seconds on the clock.

Iowa won four of five matches after intermission to put the dual out of reach. Alex Marinelli won by fall in 6:20. Michael Kemerer won by 19-4 technical fall at 174, and Tony Cassioppi closed the dual with a 10-2 major decision at 285.

Iowa led 12-6 at the break, getting wins from No. 1 DeSanto at 133, No. 9 Murin at 141, and No. 3 Lugo at 149.

Lugo scored a reversal with 10 seconds left in the first tiebreak to defeat No. 14 Mike D'Angelo, 3-2. It was his third straight win against a ranked opponent. DeSanto racked up 12 takedowns in a 25-10 technical fall, and Murin used four takedowns and 3:30 of riding time to earn a 12-2 major decision.

NOTABLES
*       DeSanto improved to 4-0 and won his first match as the top-ranked 133-pounder in the country.
*       Murin earned his first major decision of the season.
*       Log won his third straight match against a ranked opponent
*       Marinelli's pin was his first of the season and 16th of his career.
*       Kemerer has scored bonus points in all four matches this season (1 major, 1 pin, two technical falls).
*       Warner defeated the highest-ranked opponent of his career.

UP NEXT
Iowa returns to the mat Dec. 29-30 at the 2019 Midlands Championships in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. 

#1 IOWA 30, #12 PRINCETON 9
125 -- #4 Patrick Glory (P) dec. Aaron Cashman (IA), 10-4; 3-0; 0-3
133 -- #1 Austin DeSanto (IA) tech. fall Sean Pierson (P), 25-10; 5-3
141 -- #9 Max Murin (IA) major dec. Marhsall Keller (P), 12-2; 9-3
149 -- #3 Pat Lugo (IA) dec. #14 Mike D'Angelo (P), 3-2 TB1; 12-3
157 -- #9 Quincy Monday (P) dec. #4 Kaleb Young (IA), 3-2; 12-6
165 -- #2 Alex Marinelli (IA) pinned Connor Melbourne (P), 6:20; 18-6
174 -- #3 Michael Kemerer (IA) tech. fall Kevin Parker (P), 19-4; 23-6
184 -- Travis Stefanik (P) dec. #10 Nelson Brands (IA), 7-6; 23-9
197 -- #3 Jacob Warner (IA) dec. #2 Patrick Brucki (P), 5-4; 26-9
285 -- #3 Tony Cassioppi (IA) major dec. Aiden Conner (P), 10-2; 30-9
Records: Iowa (4-0), Princeton (1-2)
Attendance: 2,284