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Wrestling Takes Down TCNJ, 24-17

Eric Hamrick Ewing, N.J. - February 3, 2013 - The Springfield College wrestling team continued to roll through its competition as it topped TCNJ, 24-17, on Sunday afternoon. Both Eric Hamrick and Jeremy Burns picked up key pins for the Pride.

For the second-straight day, the 11th-ranked Pride needed a late rally to knock off another nationally-ranked squad. After edging 12th-ranked Wesleyan 19-17 on Saturday, Springfield won the final two weight classes to rally from a three-point deficit ending 19th-ranked TCNJ's five-match winning streak.

The Lions are now 11-6 on the season, while the Pride pushed its winning streak to seven-straight to improve to 8-2.

Springfield opened up the meet with a win at 125 from Tom Casper and a used a tech. fall at 133 by Derek Adams to race out to a 8-0 lead.

The Lions won the next two bouts, including a major decision at 141 and decision at the horn in overtime in the 149 bout.

Hamrick got the Pride back on track with a pin in 1:34 at 158, only to have TCNJ earn wins at 165 and 174, and coupled with a major decision at 184, the hosts open up its first lead of the day at 17-14.

Burns came through once again for the Pride at 197 with a pin in 2:40 and Gabordi sealed the match with a major decision at 285.

#11 Springfield College 24, #19 The College of New Jersey 17
125 – Tom Casper (SC) dec. Jimmy Gill (T), 4-0 (0-3)
133 – Derek Adams (SC) by tech. fall over Joey DiCarlo (T), 17-2; 7:00 (0-8)
141 – PJ Schmidt (T) maj. dec. Mark Pinto (SC), 12-4 (4-8)
149 – Mike Shaughnessy (T) dec. Dylan Foley (SC), 9-7 OT (7-8)
157 – Eric Hamrick (SC) pinned Antonio Mancella (T), 1:34 (7-14)
165 – #4 John Darling (T) dec. #5 Derrick Longo (SC), 8-1 (10-14)
174 – Zach Zotollo (T) dec. Michael Fish (SC), 12-6 (13-14)
184 – #3 Brian Broderick (T) maj. dec. Andrew Balina (SC), 14-0 (17-14)
197 – Jeremy Burns (SC) pinned Nathaniel Leer (T), 2:40 (17-20)
285 – John Gabordi (SC) maj. dec. Dan Brill (T), 11-1 (17-24)

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