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Wrestling Tops Trinity and Plymouth State; Picks Up Win No. 900

Chris Brown HARTFORD, Conn. - February 9, 2008 – The Springfield College wrestling team defeated Plymouth State and Trinity on Saturday afternoon in a quadrangular meet hosted by Trinity College.

The Pride lost its opening match of the meet to Johnson and Wales, 25-13, before producing the two victories.

With its two wins, Springfield has become the fourth school in NCAA history to earn 900 victories. The Pride now joins Oklahoma State, Iowa State, and Oregon State as the only schools to have achieved this milestone.

Number 900 came against Plymouth State as the Pride won by a score of 31-18. Springfield then followed that up by picking up win 901 in impressive fashion, cruising past Trinity, 37-4.

Senior Chris DeBlock (Sparta, N.J.) had a big day, finishing 3-0 at 149 pounds. Freshman Blaze Chatham (Walkill, N.Y.) went 2-0 at 133, as did junior Rob Mifsud (Somers, N.Y.) at 165.

Here are the results from Saturday's three matches, in order. Victory #900 came during the second match of the meet for Springfield. All matches began with the 157-pound weight classification.

Johnson & Wales 25, Springfield 13
157 --Pete Reilly (JW) dec. Erik Delehanty (SC), 3-1 (SV) (0-3)
165 --Juan Vega (JW) dec. Jake Tyler (SC), 3-1 (SV) (0-6)
174 --Jerome Owens (JW) pinned Victor Stanziale (SC), 2:01 (0-12)
184 --Bryan Lenhardt (JW) maj. dec. Anthony Scarpetti (SC), 9-1 (0-16)
197 --Diego Crespo (JW) dec. Greg Dussol (SC), 2-1 (0-19)
Hwt. --Sean Dedeyn (JW) dec.Chris Brown (SC), 5-2 (0-22)
125 --Mike Bastante (JW) dec. Casey Leslie (SC), 8-1 (0-25)
133 --Blaze Chatham (SC) dec. Patrick Wayne (JW), 4-1 (3-25)
141 --Jamie Sgaglione (SC) won by forfeit (9-25)
149 --Chris DeBlock (SC) dec. Spencer Hennes (JW), 12-3 (13-25)

Springfield 31, Plymouth State 18 -- VICTORY #900
157 --Erik Delehanty (SC) dec. Dustin Rudy (PS), 9-3 (3-0)
165 --Rob Mifsud (SC) maj. dec. Jared Laganas (PS), 14-1 (7-0)
174 --Ran Shieding (PS) pinned Victory Stanziale (SC), 1:40 (7-6)
184 --Landon Nelson (PS) pinned Anthony Scarpetti (SC), 2:47 (7-12)
197 --Eric Larcomb (PS) pinned Greg Dussol (SC), 7:21 in ot (7-18)
Hwt. --Ryan Fusco (SC) pinned Josh St. Ours (PS), 6:24 (13-18)
125 --Casey Leslie (SC) dec. Chris Greenwood (PS), 9-7 (16-18)
133 --Eddie Giron (SC) dec. Fred Wilkinson (PS), 2-1 (19-18)
141 --Jamie Sgaglione (SC) pinned Dan Saia (PS), 3:46 (25-18)
149 --Chris DeBlock (SC) won by forfeit (31-18)

Springfield 37, Trinity 4
157 --Erik Delehanty (SC) won by forfeit (6-0)
165 --Rob Mifsud (SC) dec. Ben Speicher (T), 11-5 (9-0)
174 --Anthony Scarpetti (SC) maj. dec. Joe Hern (T), 14-2 (13-0)
184 --Elliot Smith (SC) pinned Umeka Kanu (T), 1:51 (19-0)
197 --Greg Dussol (SC) dec. Jason Orloff (T), 8-3 (22-0)
Hwt. --Chris Brown (SC) dec. Niko Harovas (T), 3-2 (25-0)
125 --Casey Leslie (SC) dec. Max Walk (T), 4-2 (28-0)
133 --Blaze Chatham (SC) pinned Keith Hernandez (T), 1:15 (34-0)
141 --Jake Gire (T) maj. dec. Jamie Sgaglione (SC), 11-2 (34-4)
149 --Chris DeBlock (SC) dec. Derek Cohen (T), 9-2 (37-4)

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