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Keane, Silano Record Pins as Wrestling Defeats Norwich, 36-6

Victor Ekpenyong Springfield, Mass. -- January 23, 2013 -- Behind Tyler Keane and Vincent Silano, the Springfield College wrestling team defeated Norwich University, 36-6, tonight at the Springfield College Field House in a New England Wrestling Association conference dual meet.

With the win, Springfield raised its dual-meet record to 2-2.

A freshman from Glastonbury, Conn., Keane pinned his opponent, freshman Richard Glazier (Peabody, Mass.) just 2:40 into the 125-pound match. Much later on, in the 174-pound bout, Silano, a native of Emerson, NJ., pinned Abraham Bray, a senior from Gold Bar, Wash. at 1:06.

Also recording victories for the Pride were junior Victor Ekpenyong (Middletown, Conn.) at 133, sophomore Dylan Foley (Southborough, Mass.) at 149, sophomore Eric Hamrick (Collingswood, N.J.) by forfeit at 157, senior Derrick Longo (Ardsley, N.Y.) at 165, freshman David Dubin (Holliston, Mass.) at 184, and grad student John Gabordi (Ledyard, Conn.) at the heavyweight position.

For Norwich, a pair of juniors recorded victories. They were Tyrell Carstarphen (Topeka, Kan.) at 141 and Mike Babbin (Plymouth, Mass.) at 197.

It was a tough night for the Pinto brothers who each wrestled well, but lost by 3-2 scores. SC's Mark Pinto fell to Carstarphen at 141, while Norwich's Mark went toe-to-toe against SC's nationally-ranked Longo at 165 before falling. The Pinto's hail from Milford, Mass.

Springfield 36, Norwich 6

125 -- Tyler Keane (SC) pinned Richard Glazier (NU), 2:40 -- 6-0
133 -- Victor Ekpenyong (SC) dec. Robby Zyko (NU), 7-1 -- 9-0
141 -- Tyrell Carstarphen (NU) dec. Mark Pinto (SC), 3-2 -- 9-3
149 -- Dylan Foley (SC) tech. fall. Malik McGarrah (NU), 22-7 -- 14-3
157 -- Eric Hamrick (SC) wins by forfeit -- 20-3
165 -- Derrick Longo (SC) dec. Dave Pinto (NU), 3-2 -- 23-3
174 -- Vincent Silano (SC) pinned Abraham Bray (NU), 1:06 -- 29-3
184 -- David Dubin (SC) dec. Chris Schenk (NU), 2-1 -- 32-3
197 -- Mike Babbin (NU) dec. Ray Sturdy (SC), 9-7 -- 32-6
Hwt. - John Gabordi (SC) dec.Anthony Joyce (NU), 11-3 -- 36-6

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