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Oneonta Sweeps 4 Matches at Electric City Duals; RIT Wins Two

By BV, 11/11/17, 8:15PM EST


James Bethel Earns MOW

Two New York teams competed at the Electric City Duals. Oneonta State went 4-0, while RIT picked up a pair of victories. For more details, see below.


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The SUNY Oneonta wrestling team swept the competition enroute to winning the Electric City Duals. The Red Dragons faced off and beat Temple University, Lackawanna, RIT and Scranton to finish 4-0. In the tournament senior James Bethel (Saugerties/Saugerties) was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler.

In the first match of the day, the Red Dragons defeated Temple by a score of 32-10. In the match for the Red Dragons Lantze Lange (Smithtown/Smithtown West) pinned his opponent in 1:13. Sophomore Kevin Knox (Stormville/Carmel) and senior Anthony Messina (Farmingville/Sachem East) won their matches by major decision.

In the RIT matchup, Oneonta beat the Tigers by a score of 31-12. In the 149lbs class, Tyler Brazinski (Johnson City/Johnson City) pinned his opponent and at heavy weight Bethel took down his opponent via pin also.

The Red Dragons made short work of Lackawanna by winning via shutout 48-0.  In the match Oneonta pinned five of their opponents, and won one match via tech fall by Ryan Marszal (Unadilla/Unatego).

In the final match of the day, the Red Dragons beat the Scranton Royals by a score of 23-13. The Royals took the first points of the match winning the 125lbs class by decision to go up 3-0. The next three matchups favored the Red Dragons with a tech fall and two decisions to take an 11-3 lead. The Royals battled back with two decision victories to bring the score within two points at 11-9. With the score 14-13 in favor of the Red Dragons, junior Peter Pjetri (Suffern/Suffern) beat his opponent by a score of 6-2 (decision) to bring the Red Dragon lead to 17-13. The last match up ended quickly as Bethel wrapped up his opponent for a pin in 24 seconds to seal the victory 23-13.

RIT Recap

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The RIT wrestling team went 2-2 at the Electric City Duals hosted by the University of Scranton on Saturday. RIT opened the day with resounding wins over Lackawanna College and Temple College before falling to Oneonta State and host Scranton.
Twelve different grapplers won at least one match for the Tigers. Freshman Kaidon Winters won all four of his matches at 157 lbs., including three by pin to lead the Tigers, while classmate Alex Prunoske went 3-0 at 125 lbs. Joe Lupisella (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) went 3-1 at 174 lbs., while Alex Rawlings (133 lbs.), Shane Murphy (141 lbs.), Colby Hall (Deposit, NY/Deposit) (165 lbs.), Trevor Snow (184 lbs.) and Matt Cicco (197 lbs.) won a pair of matches on the day.
Against Lackawanna, Andrew Flanagan (Holley, NY/Holley) and Alex Rawlings got RIT off on the right track with consecutive pins. Shane Murphy earned a win by major decision, while Cole Murphy (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) picked up a win by decision. Winters added his first pin of the day in 16 seconds, while Adam Green, Lupisella, Snow and Cicco also picked up wins, as RIT rolled to a 38-3 victory.
Prunoske and Winters earned wins by pin over Temple, while Hall and Lupisella earned wins by major decision, as RIT cruised to a 35-6 win.
Against Oneonta, the Tigers and Red Dragons were locked in a close battle, 14-12, before Oneonta won the last four matches to pull away, 31-12. Winters picked up his third pin of the day, while Prunoske and Hall added wins.
The Tigers led 14-12 against Scranton after a major decision win by Lupisella before Scranton won the last three bouts to take the match, 25-14. Prunoske and Rawlings gave RIT an early 6-0 lead, while Winters picked up his fourth win of the day, this time by major decision.

RIT 38, Lackawanna 3
125 – Andrew Flanagan (Holley, NY/Holley) (R) pinned Josh Rivera (L), 1:12. (6-0)
133 – Alex Rawlings (R) pinned Justin Ganser (L), 1:50 (12-0)
141 – Shane Murphy (R) dec. Brett Toth (L), 11-0. (16-0)
149 – Cole Murphy (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) (R) dec. Bartley Novak­ (L), 9-3. (19-0).
157 – Kaidon Winters (R) pinned Jon Martinez (L), 0:16 (25-0)
165 – Adam Green (R) dec. Sczar Charles (L), 10-7. (28-0)
174 – Joe Lupisella (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) (R) maj. dec. Thomas Fell (L), 13-5. (32-0)
184 – Trevor Snow (R) dec. Jacquan McPherson (L), 3-2. (35-0)
197 – Matt Cicco (R) dec. Carson Kinney (L), 7-6. (38-0)
285 – Harry Lowber (L) dec. Owen Albanese (R), 6-4 (38-3)         
RIT 35, Temple 6
125 – Alex Prunoske (R) pinned Noah Richley (T), 3:37 (6-0)
133 – Brandon Bach (T) dec. Alex Rawlings (R), 4-3. (6-3)
141 – Cole Murphy (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) (R) dec. Jake Yoder (T), 11-4. (9-3)
149 – Nick Puliti (T) dec. Andrew Chase (R), 13-7. (9-6)
157 – Kaidon Winters (R) pinned Bailey Funk (T), 1:54. (15-6)
165 – Colby Hall (Deposit, NY/Deposit) (R) dec. Tegan Durishin (T), 11-3. (19-6)
174 – Joe Lupisella (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) (R) maj. dec. Alec Cohen (T), 20-8 (23-6)
184 – Trevor Snow (R) dec. Nathaniel Stemple (T), 6-2. (26-6)
197 – Matt Cicco (R) dec. Ernest Tessein (T), 9-3. (29-6)
285 – Owen Albanese (R) won by forfeit (35-6)
Oneonta State 31, RIT 12
125 – Alex Prunoske (R) dec. Steve Pocze (O), 9-3. (3-0)
133 – Kevin Knox (O) tech. fall Alex Rawlings (R), 16-1, (5-3)
141 – Austin Cisco (O) dec. Shane Murphy (R), 7-0. (8-3)
149 – Tyler Brazinski (O) pinned Cole Murphy (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) (R), 4:17. (14-3).
157 – Kaidon Winters (R) pinned Daniel Murphy (O), 2:42. (14-9).
165 – Colby Hall (Deposit, NY/Deposit) (R) dec. Thomas Marrone (O), 3-2. (14-12).
174 – Ryan Marszal (O) dec. Joe Lupisella (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) (R), 5-3. (17-12)
184 – Lantze Lange (O) dec. Trevor Snow (R), 9-3. (20-12)
197 – Peteer Pjetri (O) tech. fall Matt Cicco (R), 16-0 (25-12)
285 – James Bethel (O) pinned Wyatt Morris (Eaton, NY/Morrisville-Eaton) (R), 6:58 (31-12).
Scranton 25, RIT 14
125 – Alex Prunoske (R) dec. Nicholas DePierro (S), 3-2. (0-3)
133 – Alex Rawlings (R) dec. Jake Thomson (S), 6-0. (0-6)
141 – Nicholas Ciaccia (S) pinned Shane Murphy (R), 4:15. (6-6)
149 – T.J. Conlon (S) dec. Cole Murphy (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) (R), 5-1. (9-6)
157 – Kaidon Winters (R) maj. dec. John Sheedy (S), 8-0. (9-10)
165 – Kevin Merle (S) dec. Adam Green (R), 6-4. (12-10)
174 – Joe Lupisella (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) (R) maj. dec. Andew Gombas, 14-3. (12-14)
184 – Daniel D'Agostini (S) maj. dec. Trevor Snow (R), 14-2. (16-14)
197 – Keegan Connelly (S) pinned Matt Cicco, 0:29. (22-14)
285 – William Oxley (S) dec. Wyatt Morris (Eaton, NY/Morrisville-Eaton), 5-3. (25-14)