Northfield, Vt. - January 17, 2018 - The Springfield College wrestling team earned seven bonus-point victories en route to a 36-12 win over regional-rival Norwich University on Wednesday night.
After winning by forfeit at 125 to take a 6-0 lead over the Cadets, sophomore Ian Tolotti (Dumont, N.J.) delivered a first-period pin at 133, providing Springfield College with a 12-0 cushion after two bouts. Patrick Ferzoco (Stoughton, Mass.) pushed the Pride's lead to 16 following an 11-2 major decision at 141, before Michael Vietri (Dumont, N.J.) won a 13-5 major decision at 149 to make it 20-0 in Springfield's favor.
The Pride conceded 157 to give the Cadets six points, while at 165, Nicholas Almonte (Cranston, R.I.) produced a 7-1 win to make it 23-6 Springfield College heading to 174, where Ryan Harty (Plymouth, Mass.) earned a 13-3 major-decision victory. Next, at 184, Ryan Gray (Milford, Mass.) won 11-2 to make it 31-6, but Norwich would get another six points with a pin at 197 to make it 31-12 in the Pride's favor. With the match well in hand, Joseph Fusco (Billerica, Mass.) finished off the night with a 19-3 technical fall win at 285.
Next, Springfield College will head to Providence, R.I. on Sunday, January 21, where the Pride will compete in the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Duals.
125 - Robert Hartling (Springfield) over Unknown (For.)
133 - Ian Tolotti (Springfield) over Shale Ring (Norwich) (Fall 0:44)
141 - Patrick Ferzoco (Springfield) over PJ Testino (Norwich) (MD 11-2)
149 - Mike Vietri (Springfield) over Benjamin Forsman (Norwich) (MD 13-5)
157 - Brandon DesFosses (Norwich) over Unknown (For.)
165 - Nick Almonte (Springfield) over John Schultz (Norwich) (Dec 7-1)
174 - Ryan Harty (Springfield) over Daniel Cunningham (Norwich) (MD 13-3)
184 - Ryan Gray (Springfield) over Cameron Reed (Norwich) (MD 11-1)
197 - Satchel Stauffer (Norwich) over George Tarwo (Springfield) (Fall 4:41)
285 - Joe Fusco (Springfield) over Morgan Yates (Norwich) (TF 19-3 4:49)