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February 6, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Wrestling Update #3

(11-10 Overall; 6-5 in the NECCWA; 2-1 in the Pilgrim League)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Jay Jones’ team is 11-10 overall, 6-5 in the New England College Conference Wrestling Association and is 2-1 in the Pilgrim Wrestling League. RIC is currently ranked seventh in the latest NECCWA Coaches Poll.

Anchormen Notables

• The Anchormen split a pair of Pilgrim League matches at The Murray Center on Saturday, Feb. 4. RIC defeated Southern Maine, 31-15, and lost to Roger Williams, 23-12, on the day. Sophomore Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ), the second-ranked wrestler at 141 lbs. in New England, had a ten-match winning streak stopped in a 8-5 loss to the third-ranked grappler in his class, Andy Lacroix from RWU. Junior 157 lbs. Luis Feliz (Cranston, RI) notched his team-leading seventh pin of the season at 2:59 vs. C.J. McCormack from RWU. Bonora, freshman 165 lbs. Nick Logan (Lowell, MA) and junior 184 lbs. Eric Martell (Chepachet, RI) earned wins by fall vs. Southern Maine. It was senior day for 285 lbs. B.J. Atkinson (Danbury, CT), 133 lbs. Todd Bloom (Wantagh, NY) and 157 lbs. Matt Kelly (Carver, MA).

• The Anchormen defeated M.I.T., 44-9, on Feb. 2. The Anchormen garnered three wins by fall, with Logan and freshman 184 lbs. Ray Moore (Wrentham, MA), along with junior 165 lbs. Ian Coyne (Amston, CT), all earning pins at 174, 184 and 165 lbs., respectively.

• Rhode Island College evened its record at 9-9 in a 31-14 victory over Western New England College on Wednesday night. The Anchormen picked up wins in the first four bouts of the night as junior 125 lbs. Ray Hanley (Wantagh, NY), Bloom and Bonora earned decisions and freshman 141 lbs. Ben Sanchez (Leominster, MA) won by forfeit. The Golden Bears won at 157 and 165 lbs., before RIC sophomore 174 lbs. Kevin Davis (Amston, CT), Moore and Martell closed the door on WNEC for good.

Upcoming Matches

• Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Johnson & Wales with Coast Guard, 5 p.m.

• Saturday, Feb. 11, at Bridgewater State with Trinity, 2 p.m.

The Statistical Leaders

Takedowns

Reversals

Pins

44, Todd Bloom, Sr. 133 lbs. (Wantagh, NY)

16, Ray Moore, Fr. 184 lbs. (Wrentham, MA)

7, Luis Feliz, Jr. 157 lbs. (Cranston, RI)

35, Ray Moore, Fr. 184 lbs. (Wrentham, MA)

12, Ray Hanley, Jr. 125 lbs. (Wantagh, NY)

4, Andrew Algarin, Jr. 285 lbs. (Leominster, MA)

28, Ben Sanchez, Fr. 141 lbs. (Leominster, MA)

9, Damien Hebert, So. 184 lbs. (Woonsocket, RI)

4, Ray Hanley, Jr. 125 lbs. (Wantagh, NY)

 

 

 

 

Points

Wins

Winning Percentage

71, Kevin Davis, So. 174 lbs. (Amston, CT)

20, Kevin Davis, So. 174 lbs. (Amston, CT)

.909, Mike Bonora, So. 141 lbs. (Nutley, NJ)

63, Andrew Algarin, Jr. 285 lbs. (Leominster, MA)

17, Andrew Algarin, Jr. 285 lbs. (Leominster, MA)

.630, Andrew Algarin, Jr. 285 lbs. (Leominster, MA)

61, Todd Bloom, Sr. 133 lbs. (Wantagh, NY)

15, Todd Bloom, Sr. 133 lbs. (Wantagh, NY)

.541, Kevin Davis, So. 174 lbs. (Amston, CT)

 

All Rhode Island College Wrestling Home Matches are Broadcasted on the Internet. Visit www.ric.edu/athletics to catch all the action.

 

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