FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 6, 2011

 

WRESTLING DEFEATS BRIDGEWATER STATE
IN SEASON-OPENING ACTION

RIC Splits Tri-Match in 2011-12 Tip-Off

Hoboken, N.J.-Seniors Brandon Gauthier (Lowell, MA) and Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ), along with sophomore Kevin Barrucci (Cranston, RI), each went 2-0 as the Rhode Island College wrestling team defeated Bridgewater State, 36-14, and lost, 22-15, to host Stevens Institute in the 2011-12 season-opener hosted by the Ducks.

 

Stevens (2-0) opened the tri-match with a 31-15 victory over Bridgewater State (0-2). The Anchormen (1-1) then faced their New England Wrestling Association rivals in the middle.

 

 

Senior 125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier

 

RIC jumped out to a 6-0 lead as Gauthier picked up a win by fall at 2:04. A Bear decision cut the Anchormen's advantage in half, but Rhode Island College rattled off five straight victories to effectively end the match. Sophomore 141 lbs. Shawn Giblin's (Cranston, RI) pin, a Trasso major victory at 149 lbs. and a technical fall from Barrucci helped secure the win.

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 36, BRIDGEWATER STATE 14

125 lbs. – Gauthier (RIC) def. D’Alesandro (B) by FALL (2:04) (6-0 RIC)
133 lbs. – Francis (B) def. Sugermeyer (RIC) by DEC (5-2) (6-3 RIC)
141 lbs. – Giblin (RIC) def. Cowan (B) by FALL (2:00) (12-3 RIC)
149 lbs. – Trasso (RIC) def. Stott (B) by MAJ DEC (15-1)(16-3 RIC)
157 lbs. – Barrucci (RIC) def. Davidian (B) by TECH FALL (2:56) (21-3 RIC)
165 lbs. – Sotelo (RIC) def. Deary (B) by DEC (8-5) (24-3 RIC)
174 lbs. – Cafone (RIC) def. Martin (B) by FALL (:58) (30-3 RIC)
184 lbs. – Fenner (B) wins by FOR (30-9 RIC)
197 lbs. – Fraser (B) def. Broderick (RIC) by TECH FALL (5:25)(30-14 RIC)
285 lbs. – Regnault (RIC) def. Taffer (B) by FALL (4:00) (36-14 RIC)

 

The lead went back and forth in RIC's match with the Ducks. An, 11-6, win by Trasso at 149 lbs. was followed by a Barrucci pin at 2:04 to give the visitors a 15-7 lead. Stevens then rattled off five straight wins to secure a 22-15 victory.

 

 

 Senior 149 lbs. Mike Trasso

 

STEVENS INSTITUTE 22, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 15

125 lbs. – Gauthier (RIC) wins by FOR (6-0 RIC)
133 lbs. – Polizzi (S) def. Sugermeyer (RIC) be DEC (8-0) (6-4 RIC)
141 lbs. – Curtiss (S) def. Giblin (RIC) by DEC (4-2) (7-6 Stevens)
149 lbs. – Trasso (RIC) def. Casserta (S) by DEC (13-6) (9-7 RIC)
157 lbs. – Barrucci (RIC) def. Odell (S) by FALL (2:04) (15-7 RIC)
165 lbs. – Favia (S) def. Sotelo (RIC) by DEC (6-2) (15-10 RIC)
174 lbs. – Dormann (S) def. Crump (RIC) by DEC (3-0) (15-13 RIC)
184 lbs. – Morena (S) def. Cafone (RIC) by DEC (9-4) (16-15 Stevens)
197 lbs. – Murberg (S) def. Broderick (RIC) by DEC (3-0) (19-15 Stevens)
285 lbs. – Maher (S) def. Regnault (RIC) by DEC (5-2) (22-15 Stevens)

 

 

 Sophomore 157 lbs. Kevin Barrucci

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will take part in the Roger Williams Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 12.

 

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