Springfield, Mass. - January 16, 2019 - The Springfield College wrestling team used pins from Ryan Peters (Wells, Maine) and Nick Monteleone (Hackensack, N.J.) to fuel a 32-12 victory over Norwich on Wednesday night in Blake Arena.
The match started at 285 and Springfield's Joseph Fusco (Billerica, Mass.) cruised to an 18-5 major decision before a forfeit by Norwich at 125 allowed the Pride to surge ahead, 10-0. After the Cadets answered with a pin in just 32 seconds at 133, Peters responded with a first-period pin of his own at 141, as he earned six points with a pinfall in 2:19 to give the hosts a 16-6 lead.
Michael Vietri (Dumont, N.J.) continued to keep the pressure up for the Pride with a 16-7 major decision at 149, and Monteleone delivered a tremendous showing at 157 that resulted in a pin in 4:35. The Pride's lead would then balloon to 29-6 when Alec Falconer (North Potomac, Md.) posted a 13-9 decision at 165. Norwich would use a decision at 174 to close with 29-9, but Ryan Gray (Milford, Mass.) grinded out a 2-0 win at 184 to push the hosts ahead by a score of 32-9. The Cadets closed out the evening with sudden-victory decision at 197 to conclude the dual meet, 32-12 in favor of Springfield.
The Pride will now turn its focus on the NEWA Duals, which will take place on Sunday.
Springfield 32, Norwich 12
285: Joseph Fusco (SPR) defeats John Roarig (NOR) by major decision, 18-5 (4-0)
125: Robert Hartling (SPR) wins by forfeit (10-0)
133: Jacob Forsman (NOR) pins Jacques St. Jean (SPR) in :32 (10-6)
141: Ryan Peters (SPR) pins Drake Troyer (NOR) in 2:19 (16-6)
149: Michael Vietri (SPR) defeats Tyler Marker (NOR) by major decision, 16-7 (20-6)
157:Nick Monteleone (SPR) pins Zach Morris (NOR) in 4:35 (26-6)
165: Alec Falconer (SPR) defeats Blaise Bressler (NOR) by decision, 13-9 (29-6)
174: Daniel Curran (NOR) defeats Nicholas Almonte (SPR) by decision, 9-2 (29-9)
184: Ryan Gray (SPR) defeats Jeremy Henning (NOR) by decision, 2-0 (32-9)
197: Sachel Stauffer (NOR) defeats George Tarwo (SPR) by sudden-victory decision, 11-9 (32-12)