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NYU & LIU Post Win Twice at Mariner Duals; Oneonta, Cortland Take Pair at NE Duals

By BV, 12/11/16, 7:15PM EST



Here's a look at the results of New York college teams in Divisions II, III and NJCAA from the weekend. More to be added as available.


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The LIU Post wrestling team earned a pair of hard-fought victories Sunday against Nassau Community College and the United States Merchant Marine Academy at the Mariner Duals at Liebertz Gymnasium in Kings Point.

LIU Post 23, Nassau C.C. 12
Leading by a slight 13-12 count through seven bouts, the Pioneers won the final three matches to take the opener against Nassau Community, 23-12.

Freshman Dan McClure (Westhampton Beach, N.Y.) earned an 11-2 major decision over Jeremy Hughes (Wantagh, N.Y.) at 184.

Meanwhile, at 197, junior Jake Horton (Medford, N.Y.) cruised to a 7-2 victory against Deny Travarez (Freeport, N.Y.).

Lastly, at heavyweight, fellow junior James Louison (Hauppauge, N.Y.) made his return to the mat with a 3-1 win against Jonathan Solorzano.(Lindenhurst, N.Y.).

Earlier in the match, freshman Anthony Sparacio (North Babylon, N.Y.) bested Charles Weiss (Lake Mary, Fla.), 7-2, at 125 lbs. Then, at 149, senior T.J. Fabian (Wading River, N.Y.)majored Sean Miller (Oakdale, N.Y.), 11-2.

LIU Post 23, USMMA 19
In the nightcap, the Pioneers (4-1) jumped out to a commanding 12-0 advantage, after the Mariners (0-3) forfeited the opening two weight classes.

The green and gold eventually built as much as a 19-0 lead, as junior Matt Langan (Wantagh, N.Y.) won by a 12-0 major decision at 141 and senior Jesse Meaney (Toms River, N.J.) pulled out a 4-3 win at 149.

Though USMMA later rallied to close the gap to 19-13, Horton secured the victory for LIU Post with a 12-1 majoring of Brandon Joest (Kendallville, Ind.) in the 197-lb. bout.

Head Coach Joe Patrovich and the Pioneers are back in action next Sunday (Dec. 18), when they host Kutztown University at noon at the Pratt Recreation Center in Brookville.

LIU Post 23, Nassau C.C. 12
125: Anthony Sparacio (LIU) def. Charles Weiss (NCC), 9-4
133: Brett Brice (NCC) def. Jack Gold (LIU), 4-1
141: John Arceri (NCC) def. Vinny Turano (LIU), 6-0
149: T.J. Fabian (LIU) def. Sean Miller (NCC) via major decision, 11-2
157: Jackson Mordente (LIU) def. Antonio LaRocca (NCC), 4-1
165: Ed Ramirez, Jr. (LIU) def. John Falzarano (NCC), 7-2
174: Mike Dusold (NCC) def. Jesse Weiner (LIU) via pinfall (2:45)
184: Dan McClure (LIU) def. Jeremy Hughes (NCC) via major decision, 11-2
197: Jake Horton (LIU) def. Deny Travares (NCC), 7-2
285: James Louison (LIU) def. Jonathan Solorzano (NCC), 3-1

LIU Post 23, USMMA 19
125: Anthony Sparacio (LIU) won by forfeit
133: Tyler Walsh (LIU) won by forfeit
141: Matt Langan (LIU) def. Nathan Henkle (USMMA) via major decision, 12-0
149: Jesse Meaney (LIU) def. Frank Jilling (USMMA), 4-3
157: Erik Beshada (USMMA) def. Jackson Mordente (LIU) via major decision, 9-1
165: Joshua Glantzman (USMMA) def. Ed Ramirez, Jr. (LIU), 2-0
174: Collin Keil (USMMA) def. Jesse Weiner (LIU), 7-1
184: Kurtis Hahn (USMMA) def. Logan McGinn (LIU), 4-2
197: Jake Horton (LIU) def. Brandon Joest (USMMA) via major decision, 12-1
285: Victor Raigoza (USMMA) def. Monair McDonald (LIU) via pinfall (6:18)


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The New York University wrestling team won two matches at the Mariner Duals, hosted by the United States Merchant Marine Academy, on Saturday, December 10, in King's Point, NY.

NYU, ranked #15 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) poll, first defeated USMMA 29-11 before knocking off Nassau County Community College, the 2015-16 National Junion College Athletic Association (NJCAA) champions, 28-12.

"Our guys came out today and wrestled tough," said NYU Senior Assistant Coach Corey Luce. "We looked to put points on the scoreboard every period and we succeeded."

Six diferent grapplers - Anthony Calvano (133 pounds), Evan Drill (141 pounds), Matthew Coppola (149 pounds), Raymond Jazikoff (157 pounds), John Messinger (174 pounds), and Jack La Corte (197 pounds) won their bouts against both USMMA and NCCC.

"Calvano competed the best I've ever seen from him today," added Luce. "Coppola is returning to his old self after missing last season and Jazikoff and Messinger are buzz-saws in our lineup and put up big points today."

Other Highlights: 

- Santino Pelusi earned a victory at heavyweight to close out the win over Nassau. 

- Jackson Kligerman shut out his opponent from NCCC at 184 pounds.

- Messinger improved to 17-2 on the season and is undefeated against Division III competition.



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On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team hosted the 2016 Mariner Duals at the Liebertz Gymnasium. The Mariners welcomed NYU, Division II LIU Post and NJCAA Nassau Community College. USMMA squared off against NYU and LIU Post and lost both matchups – falling to the Violets, 29-11, and to the Pioneers, 23-19.
In the opener against NYU, the Mariners fell behind 20-0 early in action through the 157 weight class. Freshman Joshua Glantzman(Allenwood, N.J.) earned Merchant Marine's first win of the day with an 11-8 decision at 165. After a loss at 174, freshman Kurtis Hahn(Winfield, Mo.) secured five points for USMMA with a technical fall victory at 184. Sophomore Victor Raigoza (Orland, Calif.) finished the match on a good note with a 2-0 decision win at the heavyweight class, but it wasn't enough for the Mariners overall.
After falling behind early yet again in their second match of the day against LIU Post (19-0 through 149), the Mariners came back strong and won five of the last six weight classes over the D-II Pioneers. Sophomore Erik Beshada (South River, N.J.) started it off with a 9-1 major decision at 157, followed by a 2-0 decision victory by Glantzman at 165. Freshman Collin Keil (Whitehouse, Ohio) earned a 7-1 decision at 174 and Hahn followed with his own decision, a 4-2 win, at 184 that made the score 19-13. Post clinched the match with a major decision at 197, but Raigoza notched his second victory of the day with a pin at 6:18 of his bout at heavyweight.


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The third-ranked Ithaca College wrestling team continued its dual-meet slate on Saturday afternoon when it traveled to Oswego State for the final meet of 2016. The Bombers pushed their record to 2-0 on the fledgling season, blowing past the Lakers for a 31-9 victory.
Ithaca scored victories in seven of the 10 bouts on the day. The Bombers earned bonus points in five of the seven wins, notching two wins by major decision, one by technical fall, and two additional wins by fall.
Much like IC did on Wednesday night in its opening dual-meet against RIT, the team raced out to fast start in the meet with victories in five straight bouts. The start lifted Ithaca to an insurmountable lead, which ultimately proved to be more than enough to win the meet against the tough Oswego State outfit.
It did not take long for the Bombers to gain the upper hand in the meet, as they took a 6-0 lead out of the first bout of the day courtesy of a first-period pin by Ferdinand Mase. Ithaca's talented sophomore took-on the Lakers' Jack Del Duca at 125 pounds and wasted little time in dispatching his opposition. Mase turned Del Duca to his back to secure the pin-fall in 2:07.
Continuing to wrestle up at 133 pounds, Jimmy Kaishian (7th NWCA, 7th also scored bonus points in his bout against James Ronca. The IC senior shut out Oswego's man in a 9-0 major decision to push Ithaca's lead to 10-0 in the match. Chris Wymer piggybacked on Kaishian's effort with Ithaca's second major decision win of the meet at 141 pounds. He bested Evan Corso in a 9-1 major to up the advantage to 14-0.
Demitri D'Orsaneo doubled up on his impressive season debut on Wednesday with a hard-fought victory in his 149-pound matchup against Oswego's Joey Bush. In a tightly-contested low-scoring battle, D'Orsaneo was able to edge Bush in a 6-5 decision, while Sammy Schneider scored a dominant 20-4 technical fall over the Lakers' Jon Crast at 157 pounds to make the match score 23-0 in favor of the Bombers.
Oswego State battled back with three straight victories at 165, 174, and 184 pounds respectively. However, with all three wins coming by way of decisions, the Ithaca lead proved to be too wide to overcome in the final bouts. Ithaca closed out the match on a high-note with Carlos Toribio scoring a 5-0 decision over Daniel Smith at 197 pounds, while Jake O'Brien also upped his record to 2-0 in dual meets on the year with a third-period victory by fall (5:41) over Ryan Kamer to close out the 31-9 win.
125 LB| Ferdinand Mase (ITHACA) def. Jack Del Duca (OSWEGO) (Fall 2:07)
133 LB| James Kaishian (ITHACA) def. James Ronca (OSWEGO) (MD 9-0)
141 LB| Chris Wymer (ITHACA) def. Evan Corso (OSWEGO) (MD 9-1)
149 LB| Demetri D`Orsaneo (ITHACA) def. Joey Bush (OSWEGO) (Dec 6-5)
157 LB| Sam Schneider (ITHACA) def. Jon Crast (OSWEGO) (TF 20-4 4:46)
165 LB| Troy Seymour (OSWEGO) def. Al Ciccitto (ITHACA) (Dec 2-0)
174 LB| Trevor Hoffmier (OSWEGO) def. Nick Vogel (ITHACA) (Dec 7-4)
184 LB| Jordan Bushey (OSWEGO) def. Jake Ashcraft (ITHACA) (Dec 8-4)
197 LB| Carlos Toribio (ITHACA) def. Daniel Smith (OSWEGO) (Dec 5-0)
285 LB| Jake O`Brien (ITHACA) def. Ryan Kamer (OSWEGO) (Fall 5:41)


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Wrestling saw two student athletes go undefeated on the day at the UMBC Retriever Duals in Baltimore, MD.  Austin Wilson (141 lbs., Menlo Park, CA) and Ryan Ford (197 lbs., Brewster, NY) led the way for the Engineers today.


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The SUNY Oneonta wrestling team had its first home action of the season today by hosting five other squads in the North East Duals.  The Red Dragons would go 2-1 including a victory over No. 25 ranked Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Red Dragons only loss would come to No. 7 ranked Johnson & Wales University. The Red Dragons other victory came against Castleton University 28-11 for the second time this year.
Junior James Bethel (Saugerties/Saugerties) led the Red Dragons today with three victories giving him 20 for the season. He scored a total of 13 points for his team at the end of the day. Senior Thomas Marrone (Pleasantville/Pleasantville) and junior Austin Sisco (Denville, NJ/Pope John Regional) both went 2-1 for Oneonta.
In the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Individual Ranking that came out on Decemeber 7th, Bethel (No.3) and Sisco (No.8) would stay in the same position as the prior week.
The Red Dragons are back in action in the Sunshine State on December 29th for the Citrus Duals in Fort Lauderdale. The Red Dragons next home contest will January 18thagainst SUNY Cortland in Chase Gymnasium.

Round 1
WPI 33, Niagara CC 13
125 lbs M. Aquino (WPI)  Dec Z. Burke (Ni), 4-1
133 lbs F. Eckles (Ni) Fall C. Curll (WPI), 1:08
141 lbs A. Ellis (WPI)  Maj Dec J.Walker (Ni), 8-0
149 lbs J. Nigro (WPI)  Maj Dec A. Salvaggio (Ni), 9-1
157 lbs T. Marsh (WPI)  Maj Dec R. Sebasta (Ni), 9-1
165 lbs T. Keller (Ni) Maj Dec C. Lind (WPI), 15-4
174 lbs B. Weyant (WPI) Fall E. Latson (Ni), 5:23
184 lbs L. Munts (WPI) Fall R. Harper (Ni), 1:32
197 lbs E. Sampo (Ni) Dec A. Hubina (WPI), 10-3
285 lbs N. Day (WPI) Fall J. Middleton (Ni), 5:48
Oneonta 28, Castleton 11
125 lbs T. Staton (Ca) Dec Dominic Degraba (O), 5-2
133 lbs Austin Sisco (Denville, NJ/Pope John Regional) (O) Dec N. Camacho(Ca), 10-5
141 lbs Z. Hale (Ca) Tech Anthony Messina (Farmingville/Sachem East) (O), 18-0
149 lbs Nicholas Heck (West Pittston/Wyoming Area) (O)  Pin T.Raetz (Ca), 2:49
157 lbs Daniel Murphy (Poughkeepsie/Roy C. Ketcham) (O) Dec C. Muliken (Ca), 8-6
165 lbs Thomas Marrone (Pleasantville/Pleasantville) (O) Dec N. Viens (Ca), 8-4
174 lbs Ryan Marszal (Unadilla/Unatego) (O) Dec Z.Allen (Ca), 8-5
184 lbs M. Lafiam (Ca) Dec Andrew Werther (Islip/Islip) (O), 3-2
197 lbs Peter Pjetri (Suffern/Suffern) (O) Maj Dec J. Galusha (Ca), 13-4  
285 lbs James Bethel (Saugerties/Saugerties) (O) Injury N. Scott (Ca), 3:00
JWU 45, Cortland 3
125 lbs B. Jordan (JWU) Maj Dec A. Roden (Co), 8-0
133 lbs J. Albis (JWU) Fall J. Antoine (Co), 3:59
141 lbs J. Ferinde (JWU) Fall M. Norris (Co), 5:22
149 lbs M. Rasheed (JWU) Dec M. Caputo (Co), 4-3
157 lbs D. McBrinn (JWU) Tech Fall T. Broddus (Co), 16-0
165 lbs Brendan Dent (Co) Dec Adrian Gonzalez (JWU), 9-4
174 lbs S. Jarrell (JWU) Fall Z. Lugo (Co), 2:03
184 lbs M. Labell (JWU) Fall C. Barber (Co), 1:06
197 lbs K. Thomas (JWU) Fall R. Pawkins (Co), 1:59
285 lbs J. Aurelio (JWU) Dec N. Lupi (Co), 4-1

Round 2 
Cortland 33, Castleton 13
125 lbs T. Staton (Ca) Dec A. Roden (Co), 9-5
133 lbs J. Antoine (Co) Fall N. Camacho (Ca), 2:20
141 lbs Z. Hale (Ca) Fall M. Norris (Co), 6:40
149 lbs G. Chery (Co) Fall T. Raetz (Ca) 2:39
157 lbs C. Muliken (Ca) Maj Dec T. Broddus (Co), 9-1
165 lbs B. Dent (Co) Dec J. Costa (Ca), 6-1
174 lbs J. Puca (Co) Dec Z. Allen (Ca), 15-14
184 lbs C. Barber (Co) Fall M. Laflam(Ca), 3:57
197 lbs B. Nunziata (Co) Fall J. Galusha (Ca), 5:14
285 lbs Z. Gifford (Co) Dec N. Scott (Ca), 4-3
Oneonta 19, WPI 18
125 lbs B. Amato (WPI) Dec DeGraba (O), 3-2
133 lbs Sisco (O) Pin M. Aquino (WPI), ---
141 lbs Messina (O) Maj Dec A. Ellis (WPI), 11-3
149 lbs P. Nash (WPI) Heck (O), 5-0
157 lbs Murphy (O) Dec T. Marsh (WPI), 4-2
165 lbs Marrone (O) Dec C. Lind (WPI), 9-3
174 lbs B. Weyant (WPI) Dec Marszal (O), 5-2
184 lbs L. Muntz (WPI) Pin Werther (O), 1:20
197 lbs M. Curtis (WPI) Dec Pjetri (O), 5-1
285 lbs Bethel (O) Dec A. Shrewsbury (WPI), 4-0
JWU 50, Niagara 5
125 lbs B. Jordan (JWU) Tech Fall Z.Burke (Ni)
133 lbs J. Albis (JWU) Fall F. Eckles (Ni), 5:30
141 lbs J. Ferinde (JWU) Fall R. DeJesus (Ni), 2:01
149 lbs J. Stapleton (JWU) Fall A. Salvaggio(Ni), 0:51
157 lbs D. McBrinn (JWU) Fall J. Jaelan (Ni), 2:24
165 lbs T. Keller(Ni) Tech Fall Adrian Gonzalez (JWU), 17-2 (5:28)
174 lbs S. Jarrell (JWU) Fall E. Catson (Ni), 2:25
184 lbs M. Labell (JWU) Forfeit 
197 lbs K. Thomas (JWU) Dec E. Sampo (Ni), 2-0
285 lbs J. Aurelio (JWU) Fall J. Middleton (Ni), 4:12
Cortland 16, WPI 15
125 lbs M. Aquino (WPI) Dec E. Orellana (Co), 6-4
133 lbs J. Antoine (Co) Dec B. Amato (WPI), 8-4
141 lbs A. Ellis (WPI) Dec M. Norris (Co), 5-0
149 lbs M. Caputo (Co) Dec P. Nash (WPI), 8-3
157 lbs T. Marsh (WPI) Dec G. Chery (Co), 6-5 TB2
165 lbs B. Dent (Co) Maj Dec B. Weyant (WPI), 17-6
174 lbs C. Lind (WPI) Dec M. Davis (Co), 9-3
184 lbs C. Barber (Co) Dec L. Muntz (WPI), 8-4
197 lbs B. Nunziata (Co) Dec M. Curtis (WPI), 6-4
285 lbs A. Shrewsbury (WPI) Dec Z. Gifford (Co), 3-0
Round 3
Castleton 28, Niagara 16
125 lbs T. Staton (Ca) Dec Z. Burke (Ni), 5-2
133 lbs F. Eckles (Ni) Tech Fall N. Camacho (Ca), 20-3
141 lbs Z. Hale (Ca) Tech Fall J. Walker (Ni), 19-0
149 lbs T. Raetz (Ca) Dec A. Salvaggio (Ni), 17-13
157 lbs R. Sebesta (Ni) Dec C. Millikin (Ca), 8-2
165 lbs T. Keller (Ni) Tech Fall J. Costa (Ca), 21-5
174 lbs Z. Allen (Ca) Pin E. Latson (Ni), 0:53
184 lbs M. Laflam (Ca) Pin R. Harper (Ni), 3:35
197 lbs J. Galusha (Ca) Injury E. Sampo (Ni)
285 lbs J. Middleton (Ni) Dec N. Scott (Ca), 3-2
JWU 38, Oneonta 4
125 lbs B. Jordan (JWU) Maj Dec DeGraba(O), 14-0
133 lbs J. Albis (JWU) Maj Dec Sisco (O), 16-7
141 lbs J. Ferinde (JWU) Fall Messina (O), 2:03
149 lbs M. Rasheed (JWU) Maj Dec Heck (O), 15-4
157 lbs D. McBrinn (JWU) Maj Dec Murphy (O), 8-0
165 lbs Adrian Gonzalez (JWU) Dec Marrone (O), 18-11
174 lbs S. Jarrell (JWU) Maj Dec Marszal (O), 28-15
184 lbs M. Labell (JWU) Fall Werther (O), 5:10
197 lbs K. Thomas (JWU) Dec Pjetri (O), 3-1
285 lbs Bethel (O) Maj Dec M.DiNardo (JWU),12-2

Exhibition Matches
Round 1
125 lbs Ben Lloyd (Co) Pin vs Jake Tappen (WPI), 1:14
125 lbs Eric Orellana (Co) Pin vs Stephen Nadera (JWU), 2:12
133 lbs Kevin Knox (Stormville/Carmel) (One) Tech Fall vs Dominic Salvatore (JWU), 15-0, 4:33
133 lbs Dean Raymond (Deposit/Deposit Central) (One) Pin vs Charles Labelle (Ni), 2:21
133 lbs Dustin Harris (Co) Dec. vs Raffaele Masi (Ca), 6-2
141 lbs Pete Leite (Ca) Dec. vs Marvin Cunningham (JWU), 7-5
141 lbs Liam Sullivan (WPI) Dec. vs Watna Cunha (JWU), 10-5
141 lbs Ahken Chu (Patterson/Carmel) (One) Pin vs Roger De Jesu's (Ni), 4:49
141 lbs Zachary Aal (Dix Hills/Half Hollow Hills) (One) Tech Fall vs Ethan Ives (Cas), 16-1, 3:52
149 lbs Jamiel Stapleton (JWU) Dec. vs Ronan Ball (WPI), 10-5
149 lbs Matt Marino (Nesconset/Sachem North) (One) Dec. vs Mike Phelps (Ni), 8-2
149 lbs Anthony Fruci (Ca) Pin vs Austin Gross (Bellport/Bellport) (One), 3:46
149 lbs Kevin Guardino (WPI) Maj. Dec. vs Zach Veleas (Ca), 12-1
149 lbs J.Hodsden (Ca) Dec vs J.Mauge (Co),13-7
157 lbs D. Towns (JWU) Dec vs R. Millington (Ca), 8-5
157 lbs D.Dupre (JWU) Maj. Dec vs D. Ellis-Rech (WPI), 14-4
165 lbs C.Behen (JWU) Dec vs N.Viens (Ca), 3-2
165 lbs B.Fleming (JWU) Dec vs T.Wilson (WPI), 12-6
165 lbs C. Cobe (JWU) Dec vs J.Kilgo (Ca), 6-1
165 lbs M. Davis (Co) Pin vs Austin Scheer (Oneonta/Oneonta) (One), 6:48
165 lbs E. Fuller (Ca) Dec vs Zachary Peterson (Coxsackie/Coxsackie-Athens) (One), 4-2
174 lbs R. Harper (Ni) Pin vs A. Fair (WPI), 4:42
184 lbs D. Splendorio (JWU) Dec vs J. Accerra (Ca), 5-0
184 lbs P.Hailer (JWU) Tech Fall vs J. Woodside (Ca), 15-0
197 lbs A. Hubina (WPI) Dec vs P. Daly (JWU), 6-2
197 lbs M. DiNardo (JWU) Pin vs J. Funio (Ni), 1:25
197 lbs K. Morgans (Co) Dec vs D. Hernandez (Ni), 7-2
285 lbs J. Joseph (JWU) Dec vs M. Osborn (Ca), 5-1
285 lbs N. Day (WPI) Dec vs M. Larm (JWU), 2-0
285 lbs C. Oahony (Co) Pin vs Matthew Burge (Elmira/Elmira) (One), 2:00
285 lbs Adam Groesbeck (Bethlehem/Bethlehem Central) (One) Dec vs L. Mendelson (WPI), 3-1
Round 2
133 lbs Raymond (One) Maj Dec vs R. Masi (Ca), 10-1
133 lbs Knox (One) Maj Dec vs C. Labelle (Ni), 22-7
141 lbs M. Cunningham (JWU) Pin vs A. Veins (Ca). 0:25
141 lbs W. Cunha (JWU) Dec vs P. Leite (Ca), 8-2
149 lbs J. Stapleton (JWU) Dec vs K. Guardino, 6-3
149 lbs R. Ball (WPI) Pin vs A. Fruci (Ca), 1:32
157 lbs T. Grippi (JWU) Dec vs J. Kilgo (Ca), 7-2
157 lbs J. Jean (Ni) R. Haff (Ca) ------
165 lbs N. Veins (Ca) Pin vs T. Wilson (WPI), 2:32
184 lbs Z. Deaguero (JWU) J. Accerra (Ca)
184 lbs K. McQuaide (JWU) Dec vs J. Woodside (Ca), 7-0
184 lbs P. Hailer (JWU) Dec K. Morgans (Co), 4-1
197 lbs Timothy Flower (Rotterdam/Schalmont) (One) Maj. Dec vs J. Fuino (Ni), 8-0  
133 lbs C. Curll (WPI) Pin vs R. Masi (Ca), 1:42
285 lbs K. Lewis (JWU) Dec vs N. Day (WPI), 7-5
285 lbs E. Pierce (JWU) Fall L. Mendelson (WPI), 6:07




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The Cortland wrestling team, ranked 14th in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Div. III poll, went 2-1 at the North Duals, hosted by SUNY Oneonta. The Red Dragons lost to sixth-ranked Johnson & Wales, 45-3, but bounced back to defeat Castleton, 33-13, and finished the day by edging 25th-ranked Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 16-15

Cortland's lone victory versus Johnson & Wales came at 165 pounds, where Brendan Dent (Ronkonkoma/Connetquot) posted a 9-4 decision.

The Red Dragons won seven of 10 matches, including four pins, in their victory over Castleton. The four pins came from Josh Antoine (Brooklyn/Grand Street) at 133 pounds, Greg Chery (Ronkonkoma/Connetquot) at 149 pounds, Colin Barber (Westfield, NJ) at 184 pounds, and Brenden Nunziata (Poughkeepsie/Arlington) at 197 pounds. Cortland's other victories versus the Spartans were a decisions by Dent at 165, J.P. Puca (Huntington) at 174 and Zach Gifford (Deposit) at 285.

In the match vs. WPI, each school won five matches. The one-point difference in the scoring was the result of Dent, who finished the day 3-0, winning by a 17-6 major decision at 165 pounds for one bonus point. The other nine matches resulted in regular decisions.

Cortland's winners versus WPI, besides Dent, were Antoine at 133, Matt Caputo (Stony Point/North Rockland) at 149, Barber at 184, and Nunziata at 197. WPI entered the final match at 285 pounds needing at least a major decision from Austin Shrewsbury, ranked 10th nationally in that weight class, but Gifford was able to keep the score close and lose only 3-0 to preserve the Cortland team victory.

Cortland will compete at the Washington & Lee Duals in Lexington, Va., on Monday, December 19.

Johnson & Wales 45, Cortland 3

125 - Bobby Jordan (JW) major dec. Andrew Roden, 8-0
133 - Jay Albis (JW) pinned Josh Antoine, 3:59
141 - Joe Ferinde (JW) pinned Matt Norris, 5:22
149 - Malik Rasheed (JW) dec. Matt Caputo, 4-3
157 - Daniel McGrinn (JW) tech. fall Tristan Broddus, 16-0
165 - Brendan Dent (CORT) dec. Adrian Gonzalez, 9-4
174 - Stephen Jarrell (JW) pinned Zach Lugo, 2:03
184 - Mike Labell (JW) pinned Colin Barber, 1:06
197 - Khamri Thomas (JW) pinned Ricardo Dawkins, 1:59
285 - Jonah Aurelio (JW) dec. Nicholas Lupi, 4-1

Cortland 33, Castleton 13

125 - Tyreek Staton (CAST) dec. Andrew Roden, 9-5
133 - Josh Antoine (CORT) pinned Nick Camacho, 2:20
141 - Zak Hale (CAST) pinned Matt Norris, 6:40
149 - Greg Chery (CORT) pinned Tyler Raetz, 2:39
157 - Cameron Milliken (CAST) major dec. Tristan Broddus, 9-1
165 - Brendan Dent (CORT) dec. Jared Costa, 6-1
174 - J.P. Puca (CORT) dec. Zach Allen, 15-14
184 - Colin Barber (CORT) pinned Mitchell LaFlam, 3:57
197 - Brenden Nunziata (CORT) pinned Joseph Galusha, 5:14
285 - Zach Gifford (CORT) dec. Nick Scott, 4-3

Cortland 16, WPI 15

125 - Michael Aquino (WPI) dec. Erick Orellana, 6-4
133 - Josh Antoine (CORT) dec. Brian Amato, 8-4
141 - Andrew Ellis (WPI) dec. Matt Norris, 5-0
149 - Matt Caputo (CORT) dec. Pete Nash, 8-3
157 - Tyler Marsh (WPI) dec. Greg Chery, 6-5 (ot, tb-2)
165 - Brendan Dent (CORT) major dec. Brandon Weyant, 17-6
174 - Chase Lind (WPI) dec. Matt Davis, 9-3
184 - Colin Barber (CORT) dec. Lucas Muntz, 8-4
197 - Brenden Nunziata (CORT) dec. Michael Curtis, 6-4
285 - Austin Shrewsbury (WPI) dec. Zach Gifford, 3-0

Other Match Scores:

WPI 33, Niagara County CC 13
Oneonta 28, Castleton 11
Oneonta 19, WPI 18
Johnson & Wales 50, Niagara County CC 5
Castleton 28, Niagara County CC 16
Johnson & Wales 38, Oneonta 4

Cortland Exhibition Matches:

125 - Ben Lloyd (CORT) pinned Jake Tappen (WPI), 1:14
125 - Erick Orellana (CORT) pinned Stephen Nadera (JW), 2:12
133 - Dustin Harris (CORT) dec. Raffaele Masi (CAST), 6-2
149 - Jeb Hodsden (CAST) dec. Jarrod Mauge, 13-7
165 - Matt Davis (CORT) pinned Austin Scheer (ONEONTA), 6:48
184 - Pete Hailer (JW) dec. Kevin Morgans (CORT), 4-1
197 - Kevin Morgans (CORT) dec. Dave Hernandez (NIAGARA CCC), 7-2
285 - Chase O'Mahony (CORT) pinned Matthew Burge (ONEONTA), 2:00


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Hunter College wrestling fell to #9 ranked Stevens Institute of Technology on Friday night with a score of 45-9, getting two individual wins in the match.

Freshman John Sherlock scored six points for the Hawks by pinning his Stevens opponent at the 149 weight class. Sherlock won by fall at the 3:25 minute mark to put Hunter on the board and make the score 18-6.

William Heine then battled for a win at 165, getting a 6-3 decision over his opponent to give Hunter three more points before they eventually fell to the Ducks, 45-9.

"Our guys battled all match," said head coach Carlos Dolmo. "I'm proud of our effort and we will continue to work to get better in every position daily."  

Final Results

125lbs. Rob Murray (SIT) Fall 2:38 over Hamad Amir

133lbs. Joey Borai  (SIT) won by Forfeit

141lb. Andrew Dickerson (SIT) won by Forfeit 

149lbs.  John Sherlock (Hunter) Fall 3:25 over Austin Kruger (SIT)

157lbs. Thomas Poklikuhua (SIT) Fall 2:30 over David Naupari  (Hunter)

165lbs. William Heine dec. 6 - 3 Carl Vasti  (SIT)

174lbs. Josh Smith (SIT) Fall 5:33 Nick Brutus (Hunter)

184lbs. Danny Moore (SIT) 14 - 9 over Anthony Fitzsimmons  (Hunter)

197lbs A.J. Kowal Fall 1:30 over Maksimilian Garkusha  (Hunter)

285lbs. Pete Andrich  (SIT) won by Forfeit