February 3, 2007


Rhode Island College Wrestling Drops Two Pilgrim League Matches
Bonora Continues Streak With Two Victories


Gorham, ME—Rhode Island College fell to 11-8 overall and 1-2 in the Pilgrim Wrestling League, losing two matches at a tri-meet hosted by Southern Maine on Saturday, Feb. 3. The Anchormen lost to Roger Williams, one of the top teams in the New England College Conference Wrestling Association, 27-14, to open the day’s action. After the Hawks tied the hosts, 21-21, RIC lost a tight match to hosts, 24-23.


Junior Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ) increased his impressive win streak to 23 matches and now owns a 37-3 mark at 141 lbs. on the season. Bonora, currently ranked second in New England, defeated Andrew Hawley from Roger Williams, 10-5, and picked up a win via a technical fall (17-2) over Nick Spencer from USM.


Sophomore Steve Goncalves (Cumberland, RI) went 2-0 at 125 lbs. He defeated Jeremiah Mahoney from RWU, 14-10, and Rob Normandin, 8-7, from Southern Maine.


Junior Brendan Casey (Lowell, MA) went 2-0 at 174 lbs. to up his record to 16-6. Casey, who owns a modest six-match win streak, defeated Chris Nadeau, 7-2, from Roger Williams and Chris Belyue from Southern Maine, 16-5.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host a Pilgrim League tri-meet against Coast Guard and Johnson & Wales on Tuesday, Feb. 6 beginning at 5 p.m. It will be Senior Night, as Rhode Island College seniors Andrew Algarin (Leominster, MA), Ian Coyne (Amston, CT), Ryan DeSisto (Warwick, RI), Luis Feliz (Cranston, RI), Ray Hanley (Wantagh, NY), Eric Martell (Chepachet, RI) and Arty Privedenyuk (Springfield, MA) will be honored prior to the JWU match at approximately 8:30 p.m.