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No. 15 Wrestling Falls To Montclair State In Tiebreaker

MONTCLAIR, N.J., February 12, 2004 - Springfield College senior Justin Friend (Jefferson, N.H.) won his 125-pound match, pinning Montclair State’s John DeAngelis in 3:45, but the Pride fell to the Red Hawks on criteria, 24-24. Montclair won the match on the second tiebreaker, posting three pinfall victories to SC’s two.

SC freshman Michael Gaeta (Manalapan, N.J.) earned a victory in his 141-pound match as he pinned Montclair’s Anthony Iazetta in a time of 5:41.

Other winners for the Pride on Thursday night included junior Brian Hayes (Danbury, Conn.), who won his 149-pound match, junior Jerard Melito (Medford, N.Y.), who won his 157-pound match by the way of major decision, and sophomore William Koch (Hackettstown, N.J.), who captured his 165-pound match with a technical fall at the seven-minute mark.

Montclair State 24-SC 24
* Montclair wins match on tiebreaker criteria, three pinfalls to two

125: Justin Friend (SC) pin. John DeAngelis (MSU), 3:45
133: Jonathan Suero (MSU) pin. Peter Marques (SC), 4:34
141: Michael Gaeta (SC) pin. Anthony Iazetta (MSU), 5:41
149: Brian Hayes (SC) dec. Mark Kosta (MSU), 12-11
157: Jerard Melito (SC) maj. Jason Brandt (MSU), 14-6
165: William Koch (SC) tech. James Ragucci (MSU), 27-10 (7:00)
174: Jake Beitz (MSU) pin. Andrew Smith (SC), 1:09
184: Eduard Aliakseyenka dec. Mike McWilliams (SC), 8-4
197: Dennis Gaul (MSU) dec. Tom Medonis (SC), 13-9
HWT: Frank DiPiano (MSU) pin. Jason Leckey (SC), 2:09
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