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No. 11 Wrestling Rolls Past Plymouth State, 41-6

Dylan Foley Plymouth, N.H. - February 10, 2013 - The Springfield College wrestling team captured eight of the 10 bouts Sunday afternoon en route to a 41-6 victory over Plymouth State University in Foley Gym.

The Pride, ranked #1 in New England and #11 nationally, won their 11th straight match to improve to 12-2 overall.

The win proved to be another historic mark in the program's storied tradition, as it was the 950th victory for the Springfield wrestling program.

Springfield posted four wins by fall against the Panthers – freshman Mark Pinto at 141 pounds, sophomore Dylan Foley at 149, senior Derrick Longo at 165, and graduate student John Gabordi at 285. Longo and Gabordi are both ranked #1 in New England in their weight class.

The Pride also got major decisions from junior James Coutoumas at 174 pounds and freshman David Dubin at 197 and a forfeit win at 125 from junior Tom Casper.

Also winning for the Pride was sophomore Eric Hamrick at 157 pounds, who handed PSU senior Femi Wheeler just his second loss (13-2) of the season. Wheeler was tied for first in the latest New England rankings at 157 while Hamrick was ranked third.

Springfield wrestles again next Saturday at Williams College.

Springfield 41, Plymouth State 6
125 lbs. Tom Casper (SC) won by forfeit 6-0
133 lbs. Alex Cronin (PSU) def. Max Flanagan (SC), 9-5 6-3
141 lbs. Mark Pinto (SC) pinned Caleb Hall (PSU), 1:42 12-3
149 lbs. Dylan Foley (SC) pinned Hunter Fogarty (PSU), 4:23 18-3
157 lbs. Eric Hamrick (SC) def. Femi Wheeler (PSU), 4-0 21-3
165 lbs. Derrick Longo (SC) pinned RJ Riddinger (PSU), 0:58 27-3
174 lbs. James Coutoumas (SC) maj. dec. Shawn Kavanaugh (PSU), 9-0 31-3
184 lbs. Chris Perrault (PSU) def. Nick Camera (SC), 3-2 31-6
197 lbs. David Dubin (SC) maj. dec. Justtin Demers (PSU), 16-3 35-6
285 lbs. John Gabordi (SC) pinned. Andy Klempa (PSU), 0:42 41-6

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