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Wrestling Edges Norwich, 21-18

Joe Ortiz Northfield, Vt. - January 18, 2012 - The Springfield College wrestling team edged host Norwich University, 21-18, on Wednesday evening in a dual meet between New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) rivals.

The Pride, which entered the dual meet ranked second in New England and 23rd in the country, held off a late charge to keep the Cadets upset-bid at bay.

After forfeiting the opening bout, SC quickly came back as Jesse Sgaglione and and Joe Ortiz sandwiched major decision victories around a pin from Corey Kozimor at 141 to go up 14-6. NU answered the visiting team’s comeback with a pair of decisions from freshman 157-pounder Nick Smith and freshman 165-pounder Cody Gladstone to cut the lead to 14-12.

The two sides traded decisions, including a win at 174 by Devin Biscaha. Springfield led 17-15 with two matches remaining before the Pride locked up the win with a major decision at 197 pounds by Michael Case.

Springfield will now prepare for the NEWA Duals, which will be hosted in the Springfield College Field House on Sunday.

125: Stewart, Alex (Norwich) Wins by Forfeit
133: Sgaglione, Jesse (Springfield) MD Zyko, Robby (Norwich) 16-4
141: Kozimor, Corey (Springfield) FALL Allen, Robert (Norwich) 1:22
149: Ortiz, Joe (Springfield) MD Poole, Evan (Norwich) 13-4
157: Smith, NIck (Norwich) DEC Gonzalez, Mark (Springfield) 8-3
165: Gladstone, Cody (Norwich) DEC Rivera, Jovan (Springfield) 6-3
174: Biscaha, Devin (Springfield) DEC Babbin, Michael (Norwich) 9-3
184: Kent, Sam (Norwich) DEC Barriault, Jason (Springfield) 7-1
197: Case, Michael (Springfield) MD Armstrong, Francis (Norwich) 14-3
285: Joyce, Anthony (Norwich) DEC Sturdy, Raymond (Springfield) 4-0

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