December 10, 2016



Plymouth, N.H.--The Rhode Island College wrestling team split a pair of decisions at a tri-match hosted by Plymouth State on Saturday afternoon. The Anchormen posted a thrilling, 21-20, come-from-behind win over hosts Plymouth State in the opener, before suffering a 27-7 setback against Southern Maine.


In the win against Plymouth State (0-2), RIC opened the match strong at 125 lbs. when sophomore Daniel Murray (Bay Shore, NY) notched pinned PSU sophomore Adam Correia (Hopkinton, MA) at 6:00. The host Panthers then took the next three bouts, including a pin at 141 lbs. by freshman Eddie Bello (West Hartford, CT) over RIC senior Jake Dorman (Foxboro, MA) to go up, 12-6, in the match. A 15-9 win by RIC sophomore Zach Ford (Flagler Beach, FL) at 157 lbs. cut the deficit to three, 12-9, and a 6-3 victory by freshman Sam Lindblom (Waterford, CT) at 165 lbs. tied the match at 12-12.



 Senior 285 lbs.  John Georges (photo courtesy of Geoff Riccio Productions)


After a 3-1 overtime win for PSU sophomore Matt Froio (Cohasset, MA) over RIC sophomore Vincent Drago (Hauppauge, NY) at 174 lbs. made the score 15-12 in favor of the Panthers, RIC junior Michael Gallagher (Narragansett, RI), ranked No. 5 in New England, posted a 5-0 victory to tie the match at 15-15. At 197 lbs., PSU junior Cody Carrillo (Middletown, CT) posted an 18-3 technical fall victory against RIC junior Javante Johnson (Wakefield, RI) for the 20-15 lead in the match. At 285 lbs., RIC senior John Georges (Cranston, RI) picked up a thrilling pin over PSU senior Alex Cesare (Bohernia, NY) at 6:13 to propel the Anchormen to the one-point, 21-20, victory.


Individual Results: Rhode Island College (2-0) 21, Plymouth State (0-2), 20

125 lbs.: Daniel Murray (RIC) pinned Adam Correia (PSU) at 6:00

133 lbs.: Michael Scaravilli (RIC) dec. Joe Aumann (PSU), 11-4

141 lbs.: Eddie Bello (PSU) pinned Jake Dorman (RIC) at 6:46

149 lbs.: Johnny Perrault (PSU) dec. Stephen Masi (RIC), 4-0

157 lbs.: Zach Ford (RIC) dec. Nick Semeti (PSU), 15-9

165 lbs.: Sam Lindblom (RIC) dec. Zac Cassidy (PSU), 6-3

174 lbs.: Matt Froio (PSU) dec. Vincent Drago (RIC), 3-1 (OT)

184 lbs.: Mike Gallagher (RIC) dec. Justin Montgomery (PSU), 5-0

197 lbs.: Cody Carillo (PSU) Tech. Fall Javante Johnson (RIC), 18-3

285 lbs.: John Georges (RIC) pinned Alex Cesare (PSU) at 6:13


RIC had the early lead against Southern Maine after junior Stephen Masi (Cumberland, RI) posted an 11-3 major decision victory against USM sophomore Casey Abshire (Lowell, MA) at 133 lbs. The Huskies then ran off five straight victories to take the commanding, 20-4, advantage in the contest. Gallagher then recorded a 4-1 win at 184 lbs. for RIC to make the score 20-7, but that would be all the scoring for the Anchormen as Southern Maine took the final two weight classes to secure the win.


Individual Results: Southern Maine (4-1) 27, Rhode Island College (2-1) 7

125 lbs.: Peter Del Gallo (USM) dec. Brennen Liebel (RIC), 4-0

133 lbs.: Stephen Masi (RIC) dec. Casey Abshire (USM), 11-3

141 lbs.: Brendan Weir (USM) dec. Jake Dorman (RIC), 4-1

149 lbs.: Johnny Perrault (PSU) dec. Michael Scaravilli (RIC), 1-0

157 lbs.: Daniel Del Gallo (USM) major dec. Zach Ford (RIC), 10-2

165 lbs.: CJ Luth (USM) dec. Vincent Drago (RIC), 12-2

174 lbs.: Zach Thompson (USM) major dec. Sam Lindblom (RIC), 12-2

184 lbs.: Mike Gallagher (RIC) dec. Colby Smith (USM), 4-1

197 lbs.: Steven Corio (USM) major dec. Javante Johnson (RIC), 13-5

285 lbs.: Mike Risti (USM) dec. John Georges (RIC), 3-2


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Wilkes Open on Thursday, Jan. 22.