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February 9, 2010

 

ANCHORMEN GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS

Providence, RIóRhode Island College, which had won only once in its last seven matches, defeated Coast Guard, 34-12, in collegiate wrestling action on Tuesday night. The Anchormen raise their record to 11-6 overall and 3-2 in the Pilgrim League, while the Bears drop to 1-12-1 overall and 0-5 in league action.

 

RIC won five of the first six matches to take a commanding, 25-6 lead. Sophomore Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) earned a major decision, while senior Ray Moore (Wrentham, MA) won by injury default.

 

 

 Sophomore Mike Trasso

 

The Anchormen earned three forfeit wins on the night as sophomore Scott Legacy (Bennington, VT), senior Joe Manley (Wayland, MA) and sophomore Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) were granted victories at 157, 174 and 125 lbs., respectively.

 

Sophomore Richard Wapenyi (Bridgewater, MA) earned his first win of the year with a 10-4 win at heavyweight.

 

MATCH RESULTS: Rhode Island College (11-6) 34, Coast Guard (1-12-1) 12

141 lbs. Mike Trasso (RIC) major dec. Fred Green (CGA), 11-3

149 lbs. Roy Marshall (RIC) dec. Curtis Hayes (CGA), 8-3

157 lbs. Scott Legacy (RIC) won by forfeit

165 lbs. Andy Snyder (CGA) pinned Brendan Guarino (RIC) at 1:49

174 lbs. Joe Manley (RIC) won by forfeit

184 lbs. Ray Moore (RIC) injury default Dan Pereira (CGA), 2:49

197 lbs. Troy Robison (CGA) dec. Chris Dean (RIC), 2-0

285 lbs. Richard Wapenyi (RIC) dec. Paul Hahn-Rauch (RIC), 10-4

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) won by forfeit

133 lbs. Andrew Armstrong (CGA) dec. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC), 6-3

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at a quad-meet, hosted by Trinity, along with Bridgewater State and AIC on Friday, Feb. 12.

 

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