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Card Drops Dual at Cornell

Nov 20, 2021

ITHACA, N.Y. – In its first road dual of the season, No. 17 Stanford fell to No. 6 Cornell, 30-9, Saturday, at the Friedman Center.

Cornell (1-0) won eight of the 10 bouts over the Cardinal (0-2). It was the first dual competition for the Big Red since 2020 when Stanford head coach Rob Koll, who is in his first year at Stanford, was at the helm. Koll spent 28 seasons in Ithaca and is the all-time wins leader at Cornell.

Redshirt sophomore Logan Ashton put the Cardinal on the board first with a 3-1 decision over Greg Diakomihalis at 125 pounds. With the bout tied 1-1 in the third, Ashton scored the late takedown to improve to 3-1 on the season.

In the final bout of the dual, sophomore heavyweight Peter Ming won by injury default in the first period over No. 15 Lewis Fernandes. Ming took a 2-0 lead with an early takedown before the bout was called due to injury. Ming moves to 5-1 on the season.

In the most anticipated bout of the dual, redshirt sophomore Jaden Abas, ranked No. 8 at 149 pounds, came up short against No. 1 Yianni Diakomihalis, 3-1. Abas was warned for stalling and then gave up a stalling point to Diakomihalis in the opening period. Diakomihalis went down to start the second and earned the escape to hold a 2-0 advantage going into the final frame. Abas chose down and tallied the escape to cut the lead to 2-1. The San Diego native was in deep on a shot, but was called for an illegal move for grabbing the shoelace of Diakomihalis, yielding the final point in the match.

Defending national champion Shane Griffith dropped a 3-2 decision to Cornell freshman Julian Ramirez at 165 pounds. Ramirez scored a quick takedown in the first period and led 2-1 going into the second. After choosing down, Ramirez escaped to hold a 3-1 advantage. Griffith escaped to start the third and then was in a scramble on the edge as time expired. Koll threw the challenge brick, but after the official review, a takedown was not awarded to Griffith. It was just the second career loss for the redshirt junior, who is now 45-2 in his Cardinal career.

Stanford wraps up the weekend on Sunday at Binghamton. The dual is scheduled for 8 a.m. PT on ESPN+.

No. 6 Cornell 30, No. 17 Stanford 9 

Weight Matchup Result
125 Logan Ashton (STAN) dec. Greg Diakomihalis (COR) 3-1
133  #3 Vito Arujau (COR) maj. dec. #32 Jackson DiSario (STAN) 14-3
141  Cole Handlovic (COR) dec. Jason Miranda (STAN) 4-0
149 #1 Yianni Diakomihalis (COR) dec. #8 Jaden Abas (STAN) 3-1
157 #25 Colton Yapoujian (COR) dec. Charlie Darracott (STAN) 4-3
165 Julian Ramirez (COR) dec. #1 Shane Griffith (STAN) 3-2
174 #9 Chris Foca (COR) dec. #30 Tyler Eischens (STAN) 6-4
184 #20 Jonathan Loew (COR) fall Colbey Harlan (STAN) F1:37
197 Jacob Cardenas (COR) tech. fall #26 Nick Stemmet (STAN) 18-3 (7:00)
285 Peter Ming (STAN) won by injury default over #15 Lewis Fernandes (COR) Inj. Def.