Princeton pushes past Columbia in NYC

Princeton bounced back from a disappointing road loss at Cornell Saturday and found enough bonus points to secure a 20-16 road win at Columbia to clinch at least a share of second place in the Ivy League this season. The Tigers will compete for sole possession of that spot next Saturday at the Palestra when they face Penn in a match streamed live on ESPN+.

Freshman Quincy Monday got Princeton on the scoreboard with a 7-4 victory over Dan Reed at 157. Monday, who had a major decision Saturday at Cornell, is the only Princeton wrestler with a perfect 4-0 record against Ivy League competition this season (Matthew Kolodzik was rested against both Harvard and Columbia), and he will look to clinch first-team All-Ivy honors next Saturday.

Columbia reclaimed the lead at 165, but Princeton grabbed control with three straight wins. Freshman Travis Stefanik edged Max Elling 3-1 at 174, and junior Kevin Parker followed with an 11-6 decision. Third-ranked Patrick Brucki brought Princeton its first set of bonus points when he pinned Sam Wustefeld with four seconds remaining in the second period.

Two matches later, 10th-ranked Patrick Glory brought home two more bonus points with a 15-0 technical fall at 125 over Joe Manchio. Columbia won the final two matches to draw close, but the extra points provided by both Brucki and Glory would be enough to clinch the win.

149 - Cole Corrigan (C) dec. Josh Breeding 7-2
157 - Quincy Monday (P) dec. Dan Reed 7-4
165 - Laurence Kosoy (C) dec. Dale Tiongson 6-1
174 - Travis Stefanik (P) dec. Max Elling 3-1
184 - Kevin Parker (P) dec. Brian Bonino 11-6
197 - #3 Patrick Brucki (P) WBF Sam Wustefeld 4:56
285 - Daniel Herman (C) dec. Kendall Elfstrum 2-1
125 - #10 Patrick Glory (P) TF Joe Manchio 15-0
133 - Matt Kazimir (C) mdec. Jonathan Gomez 9-0
141 - Dan Fongaro (C) dec. Marshall Keller 6-4


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