Wrestling Defeats Plymouth State and Castleton, Falls to No. 3 Johnson & Wales

Wrestling Defeats Plymouth State and Castleton, Falls to No. 3 Johnson & Wales

Springfield, Mass. - February 4, 2017 - The Springfield College wrestling program picked up a pair of wins over Castleton University and Plymouth State, but fell to No. 3 Johnson & Wales in the Springfield College Field House on Saturday afternoon.

Putting forth impressive performances on the day were senior Zach Joseph (Clifton Park, N.Y.), who picked up three wins in three matches, while classmate Geovanni Medina (New Britain, Conn.) also went 3-0 on the day. Additionally, standout freshman Joseph Fusco (Billerica, Mass.) went 2-0 on the afternoon.

Springfield College 36, Plymouth State 13

After dropping a bout by major decision at 125, freshman Nicholas DeRosa (Billerica, Mass.) gave the Pride a 6-4 lead after pinning Adam Correia (Hopkinton, Mass.) in 2:09, before the Panthers regained a one point lead after Tom Pagliarulo (Haverhill, Mass.) defeated Victor Guzman (Lawrence, Mass.) by decision.

From there, Kearney Gutierrez (Freeport, N.Y.), Joseph, Aarin Feliz (Lake Hawatha, N.J.) and Medina picked up four-consecutive wins to give the Pride a 25-7 lead, before Hunter Ayen (Gouverneur, N.Y.) sealed the deal with an 18-2 tech fall win over Trevor Wassell (Walpole, Mass.)

Springfield College 32, Castleton University 10

After falling at 125 by decision, once again DeRosa evened up the score with a 7-4 win over Nick Camacho (Woburn, Mass.), before Zak Hale (Shaftsbury, Vt.) gave the Spartans a 7-3 lead at 141. At 149, Gutierrez picked up his second win of the day as he bested Tyler Raetz (Bennington, Vt.), sparking a run of wins by Joseph at 157, Ryan Ward (Sussex, N.J.) at 165 and Medina at 174 to make it 21-6, Pride.

After falling at 184, Springfield College bounced back as Ayen defeated Joseph Galusha (Rotterdam, N.Y.) by tech fall, and Fusco pinned Mason Osborn (Earlton, N.Y.) in 52 seconds to give the Pride victory.

No. 3 Johnson & Wales 30, Springfield College 16

In its final bout of the afternoon, Springfield College lost decisiions at 125, 133, 141 and 149 to trail the Wildcats, 21-0, before Joseph picked up a huge major decision victory over Dan McBrinn (Ramsey, N.J.) at 157 to cut the Pride's deficit to 17. After Feliz fell to Stephen Jarrell (East Greenwich, R.I.) at 165, Medina produced a last-second pin over Mike Labell (Stanhope, N.J.) to make it 27-10, Johnson and Wales, before Connor Bohringer (Jackson, N.J.) pulled the Pride to within 14 after beating Pete Hailer (East Milton, Mass.) by decision. 

At 197, Khamri Thomas (Windsor Locks, Conn.) grinded out a 4-2 decision over Ayen, before Fusco wrapped up the match with an 11-9 win over Jonah Aurelio (Riverside, R.I.).

Match Results

Match 1 - Springfield College 36, Plymouth State 13

125 - Joe Aumann (PSU) def. Tyler Fitzpatrick (SPR) - Maj. Dec., 6-0 (PSU Leads, 4-0)
133 - Nicholas DeRosa (SPR) def. Adam Correia (PSU) - Fall 2:09 (SPR Leads, 6-4)
141 - Tom Pagliarulo (PSU) def. Victor Guzman (SPR) - Dec., 6-1 (PSU Leads, 7-6)
149 - Kearney Gutierrez (SPR) def. Steve Abusherry (PSU) - Tech Fall, 16-0 (SPR Leads, 11-7)
157 - Zach Joseph (SPR) def. Nick Simeti (PSU) - Tech Fall, 19-3 (SPR Leads, 16-7)
165 - Aarin Feliz (SPR) def. Matt Froio (PSU) - Dec., 3-2 (SPR Leads, 19-7)
174 - Geovanni Medina (SPR) def. Andrew Carroll (PSU) - Fall 1:57 (SPR Leads, 25-7)
184 - Chris Perreault (PSU) def. Seve Burgos (SPR) - Fall 1:19 (SPR Leads, 25-13)
197 - Hunter Ayen (SPR) def. Trevor Wassell (PSU) - Tech Fall, 18-2 (SPR Leads, 30-13)
285 - Joe Fervil (SPR) wins by forfeit (SPR Leads, 36-13)

Match 2 - No. 3 Johnson & Wales 40, Castleton University 6

125 - Tyreek Staton (CSU) def. Stephen Nadera (JWU) - Dec., 8-3 (CSU Leads, 3-0)
133 - Jay Albis (JWU) def. Ryan Cabezas (CSU) - Fall 2:55 (JWU Leads, 6-3)
141 - Zak Hale (CSU) def. Joe Ferinde (JWU) - Dec., 10-3 (Tie 6-6)
149 - Jamiel Stapleton (JWU) def.Tyler Raetz (CSU) - Fall 2:38 (JWU Leads, 12-6)
157 - Dan McBrinn (JWU) def. Cameron Milliken (CSU) - Injury Forfeit (JWU Leads, 18-6)
165 - Stephen Jarrell (JWU) def. Nolan Viens (CSU) - Tech Fall, 25-9 (JWU Leads, 23-6)
174 - Mike Labell (JWU) def. Zach Allen (CSU) - Maj. Dec, 14-3 (JWU Leads, 27-6)
184 - Pete Hailer (JWU) def. Mitchell LaFlam (CSU) - Tech Fall 18-2 (JWU Leads, 32-6)
197 - Khamri Thomas (JWU) def. Joseph Galusha (CSU) - Tech Fall 25-9 (JWU Leads, 37-6)
285 - Michael Larm (JWU) def. Nick Scott (CSU) - Dec., 8-3 (JWU Leads, 40-6)

Match 3 - Springfield College 32, Castleton University 10

125 - Tyreek Staton (CSU) def. Joel Zambrano - Dec., 8-3 (CSU Leads 3-0)
133 - Nicholas DeRosa (SPR) def. Nick Camacho (CSU) - Dec., 7-4 (Tie 3-3)
141 - Zak Hale (CSU) def. Derek Bohle (SPR) - Dec., 9-1 (CSU Leads 7-3)
149 - Kearney Gutierrez (SPR) def. Tyler Raetz (CSU) - Maj. Dec., 18-5 (Tie 7-7)
157 - Zach Joseph (SPR) def. James Kilgo (CSU) - Tech Fall, 17-1 (SPR Leads 12-6)
165 - Ryan Ward (SPR) def. Austin Viens (CSU) - Dec., 12-5  (SPR Leads 15-6)
174 - Geovanni Medina (SPR) def. Zach Allen (CSU) - Fall (SPR Leads 21-6)
184 - Mitchell LaFlam (CSU) def. Seve Burgos (SPR) - Maj. Dec., 10-3 (SPR Leads 21-10
197 - Hunter Ayen (SPR) def. Joseph Galusha (CSU) - Tech Fall, 17-2 (SPR Leads 26-10)
285 - Joseph Fusco (SPR) def. Mason Osborn (CSU) - Fall 0:52 (SPR Leads 32-10)

Match 4 - No. 3 Johnson & Wales 52, Plymouth State 0

125 - Stephen Nadera (JWU) def. Joe Aumann (PSU) - Dec., 5-4 (JWU Leads 3-0)
133 - Jay Albis (JWU) def. Adam Correia (PSU) - Fall (JWU Leads 9-0)
141 - Joe Ferinde (JWU) def. Eddie Bello (PSU) - Tech Fall, 20-5 (JWU Leads 14-0)
149 - Jamiel Stapleton (JWU) def. Steve Abusherry (PSU) - Fall (JWU Leads 20-0)
157 - Desmond Towns (JWU) def. Nick Simeti (PSU) - Dec., 9-7 (JWU Leads 23-0)
165 - Stephen Jarrell (JWU) def. Zack Cassidy (PSU) - Fall (JWU Leads 29-0)
174 - Mike Labell (JWU) def. Andrew Carroll (PSU) - Fall (JWU Leads 35-0)
184 - Michael Dinardo (JWU) def. Chris Perreault (PSU) - Fall (JWU Leads 41-0)
197 - Khamri Thomas (JWU) def. Trevor Wassell (PSU) - Fall (JWU Leads 47-0)
285 - Michael Larm (JWU) wins by forfeit (JWU Leads, 52-0)

Match 5 - No. 3 Johnson & Wales 30, Springfield College 16 

125 - Bobby Jordan (JWU) def. Joel Zambrano (SPR) - Maj. Dec., 13-5 (JWU Leads 4-0)
133 - Jay Albis (JWU) def. Andrew Nirchio (SPR) - Tech Fall, 16-0 (JWU Leads 9-0)
141 - Joe Ferinde (JWU) def. Victor Guzman (SPR) - Fall (JWU Leads 15-0)
149 - Jamiel Stapleton (JWU) def. Kearney Gutierrez (SPR) - Fall (JWU Leads 21-0)
157 - Zach Joseph (SPR) def. Dan McBrinn (JWU) - Maj. Dec., 13-4 (JWU Leads 21-4)
165 - Stephen Jarrell (JWU) def. Aarin Feliz (SPR) - Fall (JWU Leads 27-4)
174 - Geovanni Medina (SPR) def. Mike Labell (JWU) - Fall (JWU Leads 27-10)
184 - Connor Bohringer (SPR) def. Pete Hailer (JWU) - Dec., 7-6 (JWU Leads 27-13)
197 - Khamri Thomas (JWU) def. Hunter Ayen (SPR) - Dec., 4-2 (JWU Leads 30-13)
285 - Joseph Fusco (SPR) def. Jonah Aurelio (JWU) - Dec., 11-9 (JWU Leads 30-16)

Match 6 - Castleton University 35, Plymouth State 12

125 - Tyreek Staton (CSU) def. Adam Correia (PSU) - Tech Fall, 22-6 (CSU Leads, 5-0)
133 - Nick Camacho (CSU) def. Joe Aumann (PSU) - Maj. Dec., 9-0 (CSU Leads, 9-0)
141 - Zak Hale (CSU) def. Tom Pagliarulo (PSU) - Tech Fall, 16-0 (CSU Leads, 14-0)
149 - Tyler Raetz (CSU) def. Steve Abusherry (PSU) - Fall (CSU Leads, 20-0)
157 - Nick Simeti (PSU) def. James Kilgo (CSU) - Dec., 9-5 (CSU Leads, 20-3)
165 - Matt Froio (PSU) def. Nolan Viens (CSU) - SV (CSU Leads, 20-6)
174 - Zach Allen (CSU) def. Zack Cassidy (PSU) - Tech Fall 18-2 (CSU Leads, 26-6)
184 - Chris Perreault (PSU) def. Mitch LaFlam (CSU) - Fall (CSU Leads, 26-12)
197 - Joe Galusha (CSU) def. Trevor Wassell (PSU) - Dec., 5-3 (CSU Leads, 29-12)
285 - Nick Scott (CSU) wins by forfeit (CSU Leads, 35-12)