FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 6, 2013

 

ANCHORMEN ROLL PAST GOLDEN BEARS, 39-6

Springfield, Mass.-Sophomores Damen Patisaul (Plant City, FL) and Brandon Conrad (East Bridgewater, MA), along with freshman John Georges (Cranston, RI), each won with pins as Rhode Island College cruised past Western New England, 39-6, in New England Wrestling Association action on Friday evening.

 

Patisaul bumped up two weight classes and staked the Anchormen (3-1) to a 6-0 with a quick pin at 2:58 of the first period at 149 lbs. to open the match. Junior Robert Cox (Latham, NY) won, 8-4, at 157 lbs. to cut the host's deficit to three points, 6-3.

 

 

Senior 285 lbs. Brian Nicoll

 

Conrad secured a pin just 57 seconds into his bout at 165 lbs. and that kicked off a run of seven straight wins for the visitors to secure the win.

 

The Golden Bears (2-2) picked up their final points of the evening when  junior Sean McAllister (Colchester, CT) earned a 5-4 decision at 141 lbs. to close out the contest.

 

Senior Brian Nicoll (Plaistow, MA) highlighted the evening with a 5-4 win at 285 lbs. over senior Jamison Sacco (Syracuse, NY). Sacco, who is ranked No. 7 in the nation and No. 1 in New England, was downed by the third-ranked Anchorman.

 

Georges pinned his opponent at 197 lbs. just 53 seconds into his bout. Junior Jonathan Costa (New Bedford, MA) lost to the sixth-ranked wrestler in New England, Sean McAllister (Colchester, CT), 5-4, on a last second escape in the final bout of the night.

 

 

Freshman 197 lbs. John Georges

 

Rhode Island College had four starters out for the match as sophomore Ricondo Cole (Cranston, RI) at 141 lbs., junior Joseph Slane (Tomkins Cove, NY) and freshman Kyle Lake (Toms River, NJ) at 149 lbs. and senior Kevin Barrucci (Burlington, MA) at 157 lbs. were all unavailable for action.

 

RESULTS

149 lbs. Damen Patisaul (RIC) pinned TJ Richard (WNE) at 2:58

157 lbs. Robert Cox (WNE) dec. Chris Pecora (RIC), 8-4

165 lbs. Brandon Conrad (RIC) pinned Tom Palumbo (WNE) at :57

174 lbs. Rob Sotelo (RIC) dec. Henry McKenna (WNE), 10-4

184 lbs. Kyle Humphries (RIC) dec. Brian Donovan (WNE), 7-2

197 lbs. John Georges (RIC) pins Carl Newman (WNE) at :53

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) dec. Jamison Sacco (WNE), 4-3

125 lbs. Samuel Comfort (RIC) won by forfeit

133 lbs. Silas Murray (RIC) won by forfeit

141 lbs. Sean McAllister (WNE) dec. Jonathan Costa (RIC), 5-4

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Plymouth State on Friday, December 13 (7 p.m.).

 

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