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Wrestling Handles Norwich, 24-21

NORTHFIELD, Vt. - December 8, 2007 - The Springfield College Pride won five consecutive matches in the middle of the meet en route to a 24-21 victory over Norwich University on Saturday afternoon.

Elliot Smith (Richville, N.Y.) continued his winning ways for the Pride as he moved to 10-0 this season after he won on a technical fall, 15-0, at the 184 pound weight class.

The Pride fell behind early as the Cadets picked up the first two wins of the meet at heavyweight and 125. Eddie Giron (Bethpage, N.Y.) started a five-match winning streak for the Pride as he won by an 8-3 decision at the 133-pound weight class. Jamie Sgaglione (North Massapequa, N.Y.) then pinned his opponent in 3:26 before Christopher Deblock (Sparta, N.J.) won 14-8 in his match.

In the 157 weight class, Rob Mifsud (Somers, N.Y.) picked up a 6-4 decision before Jake Tyler (Governeur, N.Y.) cruised to a 10-1 win at 165 .

Smith then picked up his with win after the Cadets won by a medical forfeit at the 174 class. Norwich closed out the meet with a victory at 197.

The Pride return to action on January 8 when it hosts Cortland at 1:00 pm.

HWT Jake Kirk-Elkin (NU) dec. Steve Mendozzi (SC) 3-0
125 Scott MacLean (NU) fall Gary Hennigsen (SC) 2:31
133 Eddie Giron (SC) dec. Brian Zane (NU) 8-3
141 Jamie Sgaglione (SC) fall Wes Walter (NU) 3:26
149 Christopher Deblock (SC) dec. Nick Monaco (NU) 14-8
157 Rob Mifsud (SC) dec. Ryan Crosby (NU) 6-4
165 Jake Tyler (SC) maj. dec. Chris Barker (NU) 10-1
174 Jake Ferguson (NU) med. forfeit Scott Heinze (SC)
184 Elliot Smith (SC) tech fall Clayton Brittingham (NU) 15-0
197 Chris Rideout (NU) fall John Ragno (SC) 6:38

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