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Wrestling Wins Two of Three Matches at NEWA Duals, Finishes Third

Jeremy Burns Bridgewater, Mass. -- January 23, 2011 -- The Springfield College wrestling team won two of three matches in the New England Wrestling Association Team Dual Tournament today at Bridgewater State University. The Pride was the No. 1 seed, but was upset by No. 5-seeded Plymouth State, 24-16, in third-round competition, but then defeated No. 3-seeded Williams, 21-19, to finish third. No. 2-seeded Wesleyan defeated Plymouth State, 24-12, to capture the title.

Springfield received a first-round bye, as did No. 2-seeded Wesleyan. The remaining matches in the first-round nearly went according to form. No. 3-seeded Williams defeated No. 14-seeded Norwich, 44-0. No. 4-seeded Johnson & Wales defeated No. 13-seeded WPI, 31-15. No. 5-seeded Plymouth State defeated #12-seeded Trinity, 24-15. No. 6-seeded Bridgewater State defeated No. 11-seeded WNEC, 34-3. No. 10-seeded Coast Guard, in the lone upset, defeated No. 7-seeded Roger Williams, 23-21. And No. 8-seeded Rhode Island College defeated No. 9-seeded Southern Maine, 33-15.

In the second round, Springfield defeated RIC, 22-16. Wesleyan took down Coast Guard, 37-6. Williams edged Bridgewater State, 21-19. Plymouth State defeated Johnson & Wales, 20-18, in a minor upset. Norwich beat WNEC, 28-15. And Trinity defeated WPI, 25-24.

In the third round, it was Plymouth State coming up with its second straight upset, this one over Springfield, 24-16. Wesleyan defeated Williams, 28-8. Thus, Wesleyan will meet Plymouth State for the NEWA Dual title.

In one fifth-place semifinal match, RIC defeated Johnson & Wales, 24-12. In the other fifth-place semi, it was Bridgewater State 28, Coast Guard 15. In other consolation matches, it was Trinity 29, Southern Maine 12; and Roger Williams 34, Norwich 6.

In the 13th-place match, it was WPI 29, WNEC 16.

In the fourth and final round, it was Wesleyan defeating Plymouth State, 24-12, to win the Duals. In the third-place match, Springfield defeated Williams, 21-19. SC had beaten Williams, 19-15, in Williamstown last Wednesday. In the fifth-place match, RIC defeated Bridgewater State, 30-13. In the seventh-place match, JWU defeated Coast Guard, 30-21. For ninth place, Roger Williams took down Trinity, 27-15. Finally, in the 11th-place match, Southern Maine defeated Norwich, 31-18.

Here are the summaries of Springfield's matches:

Second-Round -- Springfield 22, Rhode Island College 16
125 -- Dru Thomas (SC) def. Brandon Gauthier (RIC), 2-1 -- 3-0
133 -- Travis Drappi (RIC) def. Jesse Sgaglione (SC), 13-1 -- 3-4
141 -- Mike Trasso (RIC) def. Blaze Chatham (SC), 2-1 -- 3-7
149 -- Kevin Sutherland (RIC) def. Ryan McGilvray (SC), 2-1 -- 3-10
157 -- Steve Flathers (SC) def.Ryan Rheaume (RIC), 6-3 -- 6-10
165 -- Derrick Longo (SC) def. Brendan Guarino (RIC), 6-2 -- 9-10
174 -- Michael Fish (SC) def. Brohen Krsulic (RIC), 10-2 -- 13-10
184 -- Nicholas Camera (SC) def. Chris Dean (RIC), 8-3 -- 16-10
197 -- Jeremy Burns (SC) pinned Adam Lynch (RIC), 1:50 -- 22-10
Hwt. -- Brandon Regnault (RIC) pinned Mike Protano (SC), 2:43 -- 22-16

Third-Round -- Plymouth State 24, Springfield 16
125 -- Josh Huber (PSU) def. Dru Thomas (SC), 3-0 -- 0-3
133 -- Jesse Sgaglione (SC) def. Pat Cassella (PSU), 6-2 -- 3-3
141 -- Blaze Chatham (SC) def. Femi Wheeler (PSU), 2-1 -- 6-3
149 -- Cody Oliverio (PSU) def. Ryan McGilvray (SC), 5-4 -- 6-6
157 -- Mike Willey (PSU) pinned Steve Flathers (SC), 5:34 -- 6-12
165 -- Derrick Longo (SC) def. James Matlock (PSU), 21-8 -- 10-12
174 -- Seth Carter (PSU) pinned Michael Fish (SC), 5:13 -- 10-18
184 -- Chris Rideout (PSU) def. Jeff Brodeur (SC), 6-1 -- 10-21
197 -- Eric Larcomb (PSU) def. Nicholas Camera (SC), 5-3 -- 10-24
Hwt. -- Jeremy Burns (SC) won by forfeit -- 16-24

Fourth-Round -- Springfield 21, Williams 19
125 -- Dru Thomas (SC) def. Josh Mattana (W), 4-2 -- 3-0
133 -- Kaison Tanabe (W) pinned Jesse Sgaglione (SC), 3:42 -- 3-6
141 -- Blaze Chatham (SC) def. Carson Brooks (W), 9-0 -- 7-6
149 -- Corey Paulish (W) def. Joe Ortiz (SC), 9-0 -- 7-10
157 -- Steve Flathers (SC) def. Darius Charles (W), 11-4 -- 10-10
165 -- Derrick Longo (SC) def. Kyle Martin (W), 3-2 -- 13-10
174 -- Michael Fish (SC) def. Mir Henglin (W), 15-0 (6:42) -- 18-10
184 -- Mike Lomio (W) def. Nicholas Camera (SC), 10-3 -- 18-13
197 -- Ryan Malo (W) pinned Anthony Dalesandro (SC), 3:16 -- 18-19
Hwt.-- Jeremy Burns (SC) def. Tom Foote (W), 5-1 -- 21-19

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