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No. 18 Williams Edges No. 28 Wrestling, 19-17, In New England Battle

Ron Fusco Springfield, Mass. -- January 20, 2010 -- The Williams College wrestling team, ranked #18 in the nation and #1 in New England, edged #28 Springfield College, 19-17, in a good match this evening at SC's Dana Gymnasium.

Williams built leads of 13-3, 16-10, and 19-14 -- and managed to hold on. The match began at the 197-pound weight classification. And that bout turned out to be one of the more important matches of the night and the only pin of the night as junior Ryan Malo (Georgetown, Mass.) earned the fall just 1:09 into the match. That gave Williams a quick 6-0 lead, an advantage from which the Pride could never fully recover.

For Springfield, junior Steve Flathers (Stratford, Conn.) at 149, and sophomore Ronald Thompson (Stamford, Conn.) at 165 produced major decisions in favor of the Pride.

Each team won five bouts apiece.

Here are the final results:

No. 18 Williams 19
No. 28 Springfield 17

197 lbs. -- Ryan Malo (W) PINNED Connor O'Rourke (SC), 1:09, (6-0)
285 lbs. -- Ron Fusco (SC) DEC Tom Foote (W), 9-3, (6-3)
125 lbs. -- Josh Mattana (W) DEC Casey Leslie (SC), 5-0, (9-3)
133 lbs. -- Cesare Antista (W) MAJOR DEC Eddie Giron (SC), 14-3 (13-3)
141 lbs. -- Blaze Chatham (SC) DEC Kaison Tanabe (W), 8-5 (13-6)
149 lbs. -- Steve Flathers (SC) MAJOR DEC Anthony Miceli (W), 13-3 (13-10)
157 lbs. -- Rob Brackup (W) DEC John Robertson (SC), 8-6 (16-10)
165 lbs. -- Ronald Thompson (SC) MAJOR DEC Zeb Levine (W), 14-4 (16-14)
174 lbs. -- Jon Foster (W) DEC Jareth Cardoso (SC), 5-3 (19-14)
184 lbs. -- Anthony Dalesandro (SC) DEC Andrew Gatewood (W), 7-0 (19-17)

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