February 7, 2010



Gorham, MEóNo. 30 Rhode Island College split two Pilgrim League Wrestling matches at a tri-meet hosted by Southern Maine on Sunday afternoon. After opening with a 21-15 win over in-state rival Roger Williams, the Anchormen saw a late lead slip away in the final two bouts against Southern Maine to lose, 23-21.


RIC' is now 10-6 overall and 2-2 vs. Pilgrim League competition.


The Anchormen won four of the first five matches against the Hawks, highlighted by major decisions by junior captain Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA) at 149 lbs. and sophomore Scott Legacy (Bennington, VT) at 157 lbs. Roger Williams won three of the next four bouts, but wins by senior Joe Manley (Wayland, MA) at 174 lbs. and freshman heavyweight Brian Nicoll (Plaistow, NH) assured the Anchormen of the victory.



 Junior captain Kevin Sutherland


 Southern Maine was able stun RIC in the middle match of the afternoon. USM Freshman Travis Spencer (Waldo, ME) and senior Ryan Stanton (Salem, NH) each earned key victories at 197 and 285 lbs., respectively, to help the Huskies win. Trailing Rhode Island College, 21-17, heading into the final two matches, Spencer worked his way to a narrow 8-6 decision to pull USM to within a point, 21-20.  Spencer  entered the third period tied, 4-4, before he earned one point for an escape, two points for a takedown and one point for riding time to achieve the 8-6 victory. 


 Sutherland and senior Ray Moore (Wrentham, MA) both won by fall for RIC in the match.


MATCH RESULTS: Rhode Island College (10-5) 21, Roger Williams (12-7) 15

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) dec. Kaare Stokdal (RWU) 5-2

133 lbs. Jeremiah Mahoney (RWU) major dec. Paul Gerbino (RIC) 11-2

141 lbs. Mike Trasso (RIC) dec. Martin Mitchell (RWU) 5-2

149 lbs. Kevin Sutherland (RIC) major dec. Jack DiBurro (RWU) 13-2

157 lbs. Scott Legacy (RIC) major dec. Nicholas Herrick (RWU) 12-3

165 lbs. Kyle Rodgers (RWU) major dec. Brendan Gaurino (RIC) 18-4

174 lbs. Joe Manley (RIC) dec. Chris Nadeau (RWU) 9-4

184 lbs. Philip Ernst (RWU) dec. Ray Moore (RIC) 5-4

197 lbs. Nick Cambi (RWU) major dec. D.J. Brown (RIC) 12-4

285 lbs. Brian Nicoll (RIC) dec. Bennett Kissane (RWU) 3-1


MATCH RESULTS: Rhode Island College (10-6) 21, Southern Maine (8-13) 23

125 lbs. Brandon Gauthier (RIC) won by forfeit

133 lbs. Billy Cole (USM) pinned Paul Gerbino (RIC) 1:45

141 lbs. Matt Ulrich (USM) dec. Mike Trasso (RIC) 7-5

149 lbs. Kevin Sutherland (RIC) pinned Cinjin Goeway (USM) 5:48

157 lbs. Doug Christensen (USM) dec. Scott Legacy (RIC) 6-1

165 lbs. Mike Morin (USM) technical fall Brendan Gaurino (RIC) 17-2 (3:20)

174 lbs. Joe Manley (RIC) dec. Peter Gilman (USM) 10-3

184 lbs. Ray Moore (RIC) pinned James LaMarca (USM) 2:22

197 lbs. Travis Spencer (USM) dec. D.J. Brown (RIC) 8-6

285 lbs. Ryan Stanton (USM) dec. Richard Wapenyi (RIC) 7-1


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Pilgrim League action with a dual meet at Coast Guard on Tuesday, Feb. 9.