WPI won the first two bouts, and three of the first five to build an 11-6 lead. But Springfield won the last five bouts, which included pins from sophomore Anthony Dalesandro (Netcong, N.J.) at 184, and senior Chris Brown (East Hartford, Conn.) at heavyweight. The Pride scored the last 22 points of the match.
Other winners for Springfield included freshman Ryan McGilvray (Manalapan, N.J.) at 141, sophomore Steve Flathers (Stratford, Conn.) at 149, junior Chris Perry (East Fishkill, N.Y.) at 165, sophomore Victor Stanziale (Bloomfield, N.J.) at 174, and senior Greg Dussol (Amston, Conn.) at 197. In the latest individual NEWA Coaches Poll, Brown is ranked second, McGilvray fourth, Perry third, Stanziale third, and Dussol fourth in New England.
Winners for WPI included junior Carl Anderson (Billerica, Mass.) at 125, freshman Rich Wingert (Hyde Park, Mass.) at 133, and sophomore Tyler Howe (Danbury, Conn.) at 157 pounds. In the latest NEWA Coaches Poll, Anderson is ranked sixth, Wingert fourth, and Howe fourth.
Springfield 28, WPI 11
125 lbs. -- Carl Anderson (WPI) def. Jesse Sgaglione (SC), 9-2
133 lbs. -- Rich Wingert (WPI) def. Casey Leslie (SC), 8-0
141 lbs. -- Ryan McGilvray (SC) def. Alex LaBeef (WPI), 7-4
149 lbs. -- Steve Flathers (SC) def. Matt Wainright (WPI), 4-3
157 lbs. -- Tyler Howe (WPI) def. Dave Brown (SC), 13-2
165 lbs. -- Chris Perry (SC) def. Joe Vanni (WPI), 18-5
174 lbs. -- Victor Stanziale (SC) def. Larry Loomis (WPI), 4-1
184 lbs. -- Anthony Dalesandro (SC) pinned John Gikas (WPI), 6:19
197 lbs. -- Greg Dussol (SC) def. Scott Guzman (WPI), 3-2
Hwt. -- Chris Brown (SC) pinned Anthony Corbo (WPI), 1:06
Dual-Meet Records: Springfield 1-0; WPI 2-1