Williams came out to a fast start winning their first two matches by decision. However, the Pride quickly bounced back earning hard fought win in 3rd match of the day as Ryan McGilvray won by a technical fall, 16-1. After the loss, the Ephs refocused, earning three straight wins, two by major decision and the third by forfeit.
Springfield would not go away as Brandon Sundwall pinned his opponent in 6:03 and was followed up by Anthony Scarpetti winning a 5-3 match at 184. However, Ryan Malo, wrestling in the 197 pound weight class sealed the victory with a pin for Williams. Chris Brown added a pin at the 285 clas in 6:50.
Springfield returns to the mats when it hosts Norwich in its final home dual meet of the season on January 28th at 7:00 pm.
Williams 26, Springfield 20
125 Ethan Cohen (W) Dec. Casey Leslie (S), 3-0
133 Mike Penza (W) Dec. Gary Henningsen (S), 6-2
141 Ryan McGilvray (S) Tec. Josh Mattang (W), 16-1
149 Brian Kim (W) Forfeit
157 Dylan Rittenburg (W) Major Dec. Steve Flathers (S), 10-1
165 Carl Breitenstein (W) Major Dec. Ronald Thompson (S), 10-2
174 Brandon Sundwall (S) Fall Drew Gatewood (W), 6:03
184 Anthony Scarpetti (S) Dec. James McCarthy (W), 5-3
197 Ryan Malo (W) Fall Bill Schady (S), 6:28
285 Chris Brown (S) Fall Nikola Mirkovic (W), 6:50