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February 9, 2018

 

NICK COPPOLA WINS TWICE AS ANCHORMEN FALL
TO BANTAMS AND BEARS

Providence, R.I.- Freshman 197 lbs. Nicholas Coppola (Wantagh, NY) picked up a pair of victories as the Rhode Island College wrestling team dropped a pair of New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) contests at the Recreation Center on Friday evening. RIC fell to Trinity, 33-15, and dropped a 23-21 decision against Bridgewater State. In the opening match of the evening, Bridgewater State posted a 21-19 win over Trinity.

 

THE BASICS

Bridgewater State (6-9) 21, Trinity (5-10) 19

Trinity 33, Rhode Island College (6-14) 15

Bridgewater State 23, Rhode Island College 21

 

 

 Freshman 197 lbs. Nick Coppola

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

• The first match of the evening saw a hard-fought, 21-19, win by Bridgewater State. BSU picked up two pins by sophomore Henry Oberlander (Mansfield, MA) at 184 lbs. and freshman 197 lbs. David MacNeil (Woburn, MA) to take the victory.

 

• Trinity rebounded for a 33-15 win over Rhode Island College in the middle match of the evening. The Bantams registered a pair of pins by sophomore Stephen Cerrone (Quechee, VT) at 174 lbs. and junior 157 lbs. Jack Reilly (Andover, MA) in the victory. Coppola recorded an 8-5 win at 184 lbs. for the Anchormen.

 

• Bridgewater State closed out the evening with a 23-21 win over RIC to post a 2-0 mark for the tri-match. Senior Eric Kerr (Lynnfield, MA) picked up his second win on the evening for the Bears with a technical fall victory at 157 lbs. Coppola posted his second win of the evening with a 5-3 win at 197 lbs. Freshman Ricky Brown (North Kingstown, RI) earned a pin in just :58 for RIC at 285 lbs. to close out the match.

 

Bridgewater State 21, Trinity 19

125 lbs. No Contest

133 lbs. Caleb Lamarre (BSU) won by forfeit

141 lbs. Drew Saccone (TC) pinned Andrew Valdina (BSU) at 2:40

149 lbs. Grant Sorensen (TC) dec. Fox Maxwell (BSU), 7-0

157 lbs. Eric Kerr (BSU) dec. Jack Reilly (TC), 6-1

165 lbs. Lukas Kaminski (TC) dec. Declan Heaslip (BSU), 9-6

174 lbs. Stephen Cerrone (TC) tech. fall Wilfredo David (BSU) at 5:07 (18-2)

184 lbs. Henry Oberlander (BSU) pinned Enrique Loya (TC) at 2:25

197 lbs.  David MacNeil (BSU) pinned Devon deFillippi (TC) at 5:18

285 lbs. Mason Sangillo (TC) dec. Tom Arsenault (BSU), 4-2

Trinity deducted one match point for unsportsmanlike conduct

 

Trinity 33, Rhode Island College 15

125 lbs. Brandon Nunez (RIC) won by forfeit

133 lbs. Daniel Murray (RIC) won by forfeit

141 lbs. Drew Saccone (TC) dec. Francisco Roman (RIC), 9-5

149 lbs. Grant Sorensen (TC) won by forfeit

157 lbs. Jack Reilly (TC) pinned James Smith (RIC) at :52

165 lbs. Lukas Kaminski (TC) dec. Nick Gould (RIC), 7-2

174 lbs. Stephen Cerrone (TC) pinned Tim Caplan (RIC) at 5:18 

184 lbs. Nicholas Coppola (RIC) dec. Enrique Loya (TC), 8-5

197 lbs. Devon deFillippi (TC) won by forfeit

285 lbs. Mason Sangillo (TC) dec. Ricky Brown (RIC), 2-1 2OT

 

Bridgewater State 23, Rhode Island College 21

125 lbs. Brandon Nunez (RIC) won by forfeit

133 lbs. Daniel Murray (RIC) dec. Caleb Lamarre (BSU), 9-4

141 lbs. Andrew Valdina (BSU) dec. Francisco Roman (RIC), 10-3

149 lbs. Fox Maxwell (BSU) won by forfeit

157 lbs. Eric Kerr (BSU) tech. fall James Smith (RIC) at 4:03 (18-0)

165 lbs. Declan Heaslip (BSU) dec. Nick Gould (RIC), 7-4

174 lbs. Tim Caplan (RIC) dec. Wilfredo David (BSU), 6-4  

184 lbs. Henry Oberlander (BSU) won by forfeit

197 lbs. Nicholas Coppola (RIC) dec. David MacNeil (BSU), 5-3

285 lbs. Ricky Brown (RIC) pinned Kyle Davy (BSU) at :58

 

WHAT’S NEXT

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the NCAA Div. III Northeast Regional Championship, hosted by WPI on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25.

 

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