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No. 8 Wrestling Sweeps No. 11 Johnson & Wales, Plymouth State and Trinity

PLYMOUTH, N.H., February 5, 2005 - Springfield College sophomores Mike DeCiccio (Cranston, R.I.) and Mike Gaeta (Manalapan, N.J.), each picked up three victories to lead the No. 8 Pride to a 3-0 record in a quad meet at Plymouth State, Saturday.

SC defeated No. 11 Johnson & Wales, 16-15, Plymouth State, 29-12 and Trinity, 32-9, to improve to 12-3 in dual meet competition this season.

Gaeta, ranked seventh in Division III at 141 pounds, improved his record to 27-6 this season with his three victories. DiCiccio ran his record to 13-8 with three wins at 149.

Freshman Jake Tyler (Gouverneur, N.Y.) went 2-0 on the day at 157 pounds to improve to 18-6 this winter. Ranked eighth in Division III, he defeated Johnson and Wales' Steve Martell, who is ranked fifth nationally at the weight class.

SC closes out the dual-meet portion of its schedule this Wednesday (Feb. 9) versus Montclair State at 7:30 p.m. in Blake Arena.

No. 8 Springfield 16, No. 11 Johnson & Wales 15
197 lbs. Tim Ruberg (JWU) def. Jason Leckey (SC), 6-5
285 lbs. Scott Fay (SC) def. Jim Stanley (JWU), 8-4
125 lbs. Brandon McDonough (JWU) def. Mike Fregosi (SC), 17-12
133 lbs. Anthony Montes (JWU) def. Jamie Sgaglione (SC), 9-6
141 lbs. Mike Gaeta (SC) def. Kyle Nasdeo (JWU), 8-5
149 lbs. Mark DeCiccio (SC) def. Chris Wells (JWU), 5-2
157 lbs. Jake Tyler (SC) def. Steve Martell (JWU), 6-3
165 lbs. Joe Boucher (JWU) def. Scott Faivre (SC), 3-2
174 lbs. Brian Viglione (SC) tech. Pete Reilly (JWU), 19-4
184 lbs. Ryan Lenhardt (JWU) def. P.J. Rovinelli (SC), 10-4

Springfield 29, Plymouth State 12
197 lbs. Jason Leckey (SC) def. Billy Wilbert (PSU), 8-3
285 lbs. Scott Fay (SC) def. Shaun Wilbert (PSU), 9-4
125 lbs. Derek McNerney (SC) pin. Chris Greenwood (PSU), 2:22
133 lbs. Pete Marques (SC) tech. Dave Preciado (PSU), 15-0
141 lbs. Mike Gaeta (SC) pin. Jon Moore (PSU), 0:54
149 lbs. Mark DeCiccio (SC) won by forfeit
157 lbs. Dan Moskowitz (PSU) def. Ben Davis-Oscar (SC), 8-1
165 lbs. Brandon Black (PSU) def. Bill Koch (SC), 9-6
174 lbs. Nick Gurney (PSU) def. Scott Heinze (SC), 4-2
184 lbs. Nate Kittredge (PSU) def. P.J. Rovinelli (SC), 3-1

Springfield 32, Trinity 9
197 lbs. Oded Carmi (T) def. Jason Leckey (SC), 7-3
285 lbs. Mike Blair (T) def. Scott Fay (SC), 7-5
125 lbs. Derek McNerney (SC) dec. Jim Malone (T), 3-2
133 lbs. Jamie Sgaglione (SC) def. Luis Murillo (T), 9-3
141 lbs. Mike Gaeta (SC) maj. Derek Cohen (T), 15-2
149 lbs. Mark DeCiccio (SC) maj. Matt Woodard (T), 12-1
157 lbs. Jake Tyler (SC) pin. Steve Viamari (T), 0:36
165 lbs. Dave Bucco (T) def. Bill Koch (SC), 9-4
174 lbs. Brian Viglione (SC) pin. Andrew Graso (JWU), 2:44
184 lbs. Elliot Smith (SC) pin. Matt Webster (T), 6:41
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