The Pride got off to a great start with a 6-1 decision by the hometown hero in freshman Zach Joseph (Clifton Park, N.Y.). Joseph attended Shen High school before making the move over to Springfield College this fall.
At 157, reigning NCAA Division III National Champion Devin Biscaha (Jackson, NJ) picked up a technical fall with a second left first period. Biscaha scored his first takedown early and scored the rest of his 16 points by near fall.
Dylan Foley (Southborough, Mass., who was named the D3Wrestle.com National Wrestler of the Week, recorded his first win since entering the NCAA Division III top 10 rankings with a 6-0 decision at 165.
First-year Hunter Ayen (Gouvernuer, N.Y.) defeated Wesleyan’s Josh Roometua, 2-0, in a clash of regionally ranks wrestlers, while both Eugeno Garcia (Framingham, Mass.) and Tommy Casper (Bergenfield, N.J.) received wins by forfeit at 285 and 125.
Springfield’s Victor Ekpenyong (Middletown, CT) recorded a 6-1 decision at 133 for the Pride's final win of the day.
The Pride is back in action on Sunday when it clashes with TCNJ at 12:00 in the Springfield College Field House.
Springfield 29, Wesleyan 12
149: Zach Joseph Dec. Chris Siracusa 6-1
157: Devin Biscaha Tech. Fall Ed Pierce 16-0 2:59
165: Dylan Foley Dec. Alex Cannon 6-0
174: Taran Carr Dec. John Dipace 6-1
184: Ryan Sblendorio Pin Devin Hurst 0:56
197: Hunter Ayen Dec. Josh Roometua 2-0
285: Eugeno Garcia win by Forfeit
125: Tomas Casper win by Forfeit
133: Victor Ekpenyong Dec. Frank Crippen 6-1
141: Mathew Pelton Dec. Brendan Morgan 7-4