Maryland lost its match against the No. 7 ranked Nebraska Huskers in College Park on Friday night by a score of 6-38.
The Terps fell short in the battle against the Huskers, who led big throughout the night, only trailing in one of the 10 matches. With many nationally ranked wrestlers, it was difficult to overcome the large deficits late in the final period.
Big victories for the Huskers came from No. 13 ranked Zeke Moisey in the 125 weight class, who earned a major decision and Chad Red Jr. with a major decision of his own at 141 lbs. over Maryland’s Michael Doetsch.
No. 2 ranked Tyler Berger picked up a pin for Nebraska in the 157 lb. match, adding to their big lead on the night.
For Maryland, a victory for redshirt-senior Alfred Bannister was something to look at from a positive perspective. The Terps captain continues to lead his team this season with a number of early B1G wins, keeping them alive in their matchups. He won his match by a decision of 3-2.
Heavyweight Youssif Hemida, the other Terps captain in the lineup, continued his early season success with his third straight B1G victory, winning 8-6. With Hemida back in the lineup, he has provided his team with the spark they need in what has been a rough first half of the season.
After this match, the Terps fall to 0-6 on the year, 0-3 in conference play. Although it has been a slow start to the year, there is still room for a late season comeback before the B1G tournament.
Maryland is back at it in College Park on Sunday, Jan. 27, when they go head-to-head with B1G opponent Michigan State. The match can be seen at the XFinity Center or viewed on BTN Plus.