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Wrestling Finishes Fourth at NEWA Duals

Oscar Orellana Bristol, R.I. -- January 18, 2009 -- The Springfield College wrestling team placed fourth out of 15 teams at the NEWA Duals held on Sunday afternoon at Roger Williams University. As a team, Springfield won its first two matches, thus assuring it would finish no lower than fourth. But the Pride fell to defeat in its final two matches of the day.

Johnson & Wales wound up winning the tournament by defeating Rhode Island College, 18-17, in the day's championship match. Williams took third by defeating Springfield, 36-7.

Earlier in the day, in order, Springfield defeated Coast Guard, 39-7, and Wesleyan 21-13. Then in the third round, eventual winner Johnson & Wales defeated Springfield 27-10.

Among individuals, Springfield had two going 3-1 on the day. They included senior 149-pounder Oscar Orellana (Toms River, N.J.) and senior 157-pounder Rob Mifsud (Somers, N.Y.). Senior hwt. Chris Brown (East Hartford, Conn.) went 2-0, and senior 184-pounder Greg Dussol (Amston, Conn.) went 2-1.

Springfield 39 – Coast Guard 7
125 Jesse Sgaglione (SPFLD) wins by forfeit
133 Brian Conrad (CGA) major dec. over Casey Leslie (SPFLD)
141 Ryan McGilvray (SPFLD) 4-0 over Andrew Armstrong (CGA)
149 Oscar Orellana (SPFLD) wins by forfeit
157 Rob Mifsud (SPFLD) 5-4 over Andy Snyder (CGA)
165 Ronnie Thompson (SPFLD) 11-8 over Matt Leisy (CGA)
174 Kevin Robinson (CGA) 5-4 over Brandon Sundwall (SPFLD)
184 Greg Dussol (SPFLD) wins by forfeit
197 Bill Schady (SPFLD) pins Gary Glatz (CGA) in 1:31
Hwt. Chris Brown (SPFLD) injury default over Troy Robison (CGA)

Springfield 21 – Wesleyan 13
125 Dan Bloom (WES) 8-2 over Jesse Sgaglione (SPFLD)
133 Chris Alvanos (WES) 4-3 over Casey Leslie (SPFLD)
141 Ryan McGilvray (SPFLD) pins Vinnie Delalla (WES) in 4:59
149 Oscar Orellana (SPFLD) 6-2 over Dave Bachy (WES)
157 Rob Mitsud (SPFLD) 5-2 over Charles Hoeg (WES)
165 Josh Berkovic (WES) 6-2 over Ronnie Thompson (SPFLD)
174 Greg Hurd (WES) major dec. over Brandon Sundwall (WES)
184 Greg Dussol (SPFLD) 5-4 over Sam Weiner (WES)
197 Bill Schady (SPFLD) 3-2 over Chris Mixon (WES)
Hwt. Chris Brown (SPFLD) 7-4 over Dan Conroy (WES)

Johnson & Wales 27 – Springfield 10
125 James Soprano (JWU) 13-6 over Jess Sgaglione (SPFLD)
133 Mitchell Cohen (JWU) 3-2 over Casey Leslie (SPFLD)
141 Andrew Van Dyk (JWU) 1-0 over Ryan McGilvray (SPFLD)
149 Oscar Orellana (SPFLD) 10-8 over Vincent Egloff (JWU)
157 Rob Mifsud (SPFLD) major dec. over Alex Shea (JWU)
165 Chris Giannos (JWU) 3-1 over Ronald Thompson (SPFLD)
174 Jerome Owens (JWU) major dec. over Anthony Scarpetti (SPFLD)
184 Bryan Lenhardt (JWU) 1-0 over Greg Dussol (SPFLD)
197 Espiso (JWU) pins Shealy (SPFLD) at 1:31
Hwt. Rich Wigglesworth (SPFLD) 3-2 over Adam Foxx (JWU)

Williams 36 – Springfield 7
125 Ethan Cohen (WILL) 7-3 over Jesse Sgaglione (SPFLD)
133 Mike Penza (WILL) pins Casey Leslie (SPFLD) at 6:57
141 Corey Paulish (WILL) 3-1 over Ryan McGilvray (SPFLD)
149 Dylan Rittenburg (WILL) pins Oscar Orellana (SPFLD) at 3:57
157 Carl Breitenstein (WILL) 6-3 over Rob Mifsud (SPFLD)
165 Ronald Thompson (SPFLD) 3-2 over Jon Foster (WILL)
174 James McCarthy (WILL) 6-0 over Anthony Scarpetti (SPFLD)
184 Brandon Sundwall (SPFLD) major dec. over Mike Mara (WILL)
197 Ryan Malo (WILL) pins Bill Schady (SPFLD) at 6:01
Hwt. Nikola Mirkovic (WILL) pins Rich Wigglesworth (SPFLD) at 2:01

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