November 11, 2015



Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior Shawn Giblin (Cranston, RI) and junior John Georges (Cranston, RI) each earned wins by fall to lead the Rhode Island College wrestling team to a 37-9 victory over Daniel Webster in the Anchormenís home opener held at The Recreation Center on Wednesday night.


Giblin started the night strong for the Anchormen (1-0), earning a victory by fall over DWC (0-1) freshman Dylan LaFountain (Bennington, VT) at the 1:31 mark in the battle at 149 lbs. Following a quick takedown, Giblin quickly pinned his opponent to put RIC up 6-0.


The Anchormen took a 12-0 lead when junior Sam Comfort (Woodville, MA) picked up a forfeit victory at 157 lbs. RIC sophomore Vincent Drago (Hauppauge, NY) put the Anchormen out to a 15-0 lead when he topped freshman Wilson Pellot (Nashua, NH), 7-6, at 165 lbs.



 Senior 184 lbs. Brandon Conrad


The Eagles got on the board at 174 lbs. when junior Seth Carter (Hudson, NH) beat senior Chris Kelly (Franklin, MA) by fall at :47 seconds of the first period to make the score 15-6. The 184 lbs. match proved to be the most thrilling of the night with senior Brandon Conrad (East Bridgewater, MA) earning a 5-4 sudden victory decision over junior Devin Visconti (North Reading, MA) in extra time. A Visconti penalty in overtime gave Conrad the point he needed to capture the victory and put RIC up 18-6.


DWC freshman Richard Bilodeau (Londonderry, NH) cut the deficit down to nine, 19-8, with a 6-0 victory over junior Victor Zabalu (Hudson, MA) at 197 lbs. Bilodeau scored a takedown in the first, earned one point with an escape in the second and finished the scoring in the third with a takedown and point for riding time.


Georges put RIC up, 24-9, at 285 lbs. when he scored a pin at 3:24 over freshman Alex Kane (Wakefield, MA). Following a takedown and four-point near fall in the first, Georges notched a reversal in the second before earning the pin.


RIC sophomore Brennen Liebel (Feeding Hills, MA) scored an 8-2 victory over freshman Jo-Jo Morse (North Reading, MA) at 125 lbs. Liebel recorded three takedowns, one in each round, an escape in the second and a point for riding time to earn his eight points. Morse registered a two-point reversal in the second period.


RIC sophomore Stephen Masi (Cumberland, RI) earned a forfeit at 133 lbs. to put RIC up 33-9. RIC rounded out the scoring in the match with junior Jake Dorman (Foxboro, MA) earning a 16-4 major decision victory over freshman Orlando Rojas (Haverhill, MA) at 141 lbs. to close out the match.


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: Daniel Webster (0-1) 9, Rhode Island College (1-0) 37

149 lbs: Shawn Giblin (RIC) pinned Dylan Lafountain (DWC) at 1:31

157 lbs.: Sam Comfort (RIC) won by forfeit

165 lbs.: Vincent Drago (RIC) dec. Wilson Pellot (DWC), 7-6

174 lbs.: Seth Carter (DWC) pinned Chris Kelly (RIC) at :47

184 lbs.: Brandon Conrad (RIC) dec. Devin Visconti (DWU), 5-4 SV

197 lbs.: Richard Bilodeau (DWC) dec. Victor Zabalu (RIC), 6-0

285 lbs.: John Georges (RIC) pinned Alex Kane (DWC) at 3:24

125 lbs.: Brennen Liebel (RIC) dec. Jo Jo Morse (DWC), 8-2

133 lbs.: Stephen Masi (RIC) won by forfeit

141 lbs.: Jake Dorman (RIC) major dec. Orlando Rojas (DWC), 16-4


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will participate in the Doug Parker Invitational, hosted by Springfield on Saturday, Nov. 21.