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January 5, 2013

 

NICOLL LEADS THE WAY AS ANCHORMEN STRUGGLE AT NORTH/SOUTH DUALS

Collegeville, Penn.- Junior 285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (Plaistow, NH) went a perfect 3-0 on the day, while junior 133 lbs. Silas Murray (Brentwood, NY), junior 125 lbs. Jonathan Murray (Brentwood, NY) and junior 157 lbs. Ryan Rheaume (Riverhead, NY) each picked up a pair of victories, as the Rhode Island College wrestling team went 0-4 at the Ursinus North/South Duals on Saturday afternoon.

 

In the first bout of the day, the Anchormen picked up back-to-back wins from senior 125 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer (Hampden, MA) and Silas Murray to take an early, 6-0, lead over Delaware Valley College (4-0), with Murray’s win coming against freshman Patrick Davis (Madison, NJ), a D3wrestle.com Honorable Mention at 133 lbs. After the Aggies received a pair of victories at 141 lbs. and 149 lbs. to take a 7-6 lead, Rheaume helped Rhode Island College regain the lead with a hard-fought, 8-6, decision at 157 lbs. However, Delaware Valley College responded with five straight wins, which included three straight pins, to close out the match to seal the, 33-9, victory.

 

 

 Junior 285 lbs. Brian Nicoll

 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Delaware Valley College 33, Rhode Island College 9

125 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer (RIC) dec. Connor Kirkegard (DVC), 4-2

133 lbs. Silas Murray (RIC) dec. Patrick Davis (DVC), 6-4 SV

141 lbs. Shawn Phillips (DVC) dec. Chris Kelly (RIC), 4-2

149 lbs. Emmanuel Ajagbe (DVC) major dec. Alex LaBeef (RIC), 13-5

157 lbs. Ryan Rheaume (RIC) dec. Alec Horan (DVC), 8-6

165 lbs. Nick Della Fera (DVC) major dec. Rob Sotelo (RIC), 11-3

174 lbs. Dallas Winston (DVC) pinned Max Carlsten (RIC) at 5:18

184 lbs. Kyle Tufts (DVC) major dec. Adam Lynch (RIC), 11-3

197 lbs. Aaron Karns (DVC) pinned Kyle Humphries (RIC) at 5:23

285 lbs. Michael Boardman (DVC) pinned Richard Broderick (RIC) at 0:49

 

After dropping their first match of the day, the Anchormen followed with a closely contested bout against No. 21 York College (10-4). Jonathan Murray, Silas Murray and freshman 141 lbs. Damen Patisaul (Plant City, FL) each recorded victories to give RIC an early, 10-0, lead, with Patisaul’s victory coming over junior Chuck Glatz (Medford, NJ), a D3wrestle.com Contender at 141 lbs. However, the Spartans rattled off six consecutive victories, including a pin and a win by forfeit, to take a commanding, 26-10, advantage. Nicoll pinned his opponent less than two minutes into his contest to close out the match, but it wasn’t enough for the Anchormen as they fell to the nationally-ranked Spartans. 

 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: #21 York College (PA) 26, Rhode Island College 16

125 lbs. Jonathan Murray (RIC) major dec. Evan Zuzulock (YC), 14-6

133 lbs. Silas Murray (RIC) dec. Kenny Arentz (YC), 13-6

141 lbs. Damen Patisaul (RIC) dec. Chuck Glatz (YC), 2-1

149 lbs. Vinny Pisani (YC) major dec. Kevin Barrucci (RIC), 14-2

157 lbs. Adam Kritzer (YC) dec. Ryan Rheaume (RIC), 6-4

165 lbs. T.J. Demetrio (YC) major dec. Josh Harrison (RIC), 11-1

174 lbs. Kam Mueller (YC) pinned Robert Sotelo (RIC) at 2:35

184 lbs. Korey Eberly (YC) dec. Adam Lynch (RIC), 1-0

197 lbs. Seth Snyder (YC) won by forfeit

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) pinned Matthew Herlihy (YC) at 1:39

 

Rhode Island College fell behind early in its match with Ursinus College (5-1) after three straight defeats put the Anchormen in an 11-0 hole. Junior Kevin Barrucci (Burlington, MA) put RIC on the scoreboard with a 13-5 major decision at 149 lbs., but the Bears bounced back with five straight victories to take control of the match. Once again, Nicoll closed out the bout on a high note with a 10-0 major decision at 285 lbs. to pick up his second victory of the day.

 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Ursinus College 35, Rhode Island College 7

125 lbs. Christopher Donaldson (UC) major dec. Michael Sugermeyer (RIC), 13-4

133 lbs. Danny Ventura (UC) major dec. Silas Murray (RIC), 11-3

141 lbs. Elisha Gaylor (UC) dec. Michael Murphy (RIC), 11-4

149 lbs. Kevin Barrucci (RIC) major dec. Curtis Watkins (UC), 13-5

157 lbs. Richard Jasinski (UC) pinned Alex LaBeef (RIC) at 4:54

165 lbs. William Reick (UC) dec. Robert Sotelo (RIC), 5-3

174 lbs. Gnoleba Seri (UC) won by forfeit

184 lbs. Daniel Manganaro (UC) dec. Adam Lynch (RIC), 1-0

197 lbs. Christian Psomas (UC) won by forfeit

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) major. dec. Karch Connors, 10-0

*Rhode Island College was deducted one point due to unsportsmanlike conduct

 

In the final match of the day, the Anchormen jumped out to an early, 6-0, lead over No. 23 Messiah College (6-3) thanks to a pin from Jonathan Murray less than three minutes into his bout. After the Falcons reeled off three straight victories to take a 10-6 lead, Rheaume answered back for Rhode Island College with an 8-7 decision at 157 lbs. to pull the Anchormen within a point. Yet, nationally-ranked Messiah College responded with four straight victories, including three by forfeit, to take a commanding, 32-9, lead. For third time on the afternoon, Nicoll closed out the match with a win, this time a 6-3 decision over junior Charles Jones (Boyertown, PA), a D3wrestle.com Honorable Mention at 285 lbs.

 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: #23 Messiah College 32, Rhode Island College 11

125 lbs. Jonathan Murray (RIC) pinned Kurt Rodriguez (MC) at 2:58

133 lbs. Zach Snow (MC) dec. Silas Murray (RIC), 7-5

141 lbs. Kaleb Loht (MC) major dec. Chris Kelly (RIC), 14-2

149 lbs. Chris Williamson (MC) dec. Alex LaBeef (RIC), 9-7 OT

157 lbs. Ryan Rheaume (RIC) dec. Jake English (MC), 8-7

165 lbs. Kyle Dayhoff (MC) won by forfeit

174 lbs. Ricardo Plummer (MC) won by forfeit

184 lbs. Josh Thomson (MC) major dec. Adam Lynch (RIC), 14-4

197 lbs. Steven Bandstra (MC) won by forfeit

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) dec. Charles Jones (MC), 6-3

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Budd Whitehill Duals, hosted by Lycoming on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12.

 

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