Henniker, N.H.-The Rhode Island College wrestling team posted a 35-15 victory at New England College on Wednesday evening.
Rhode Island College (3-5) 35, New England College (0-5) 15
HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC opened the dual with a 20-5 technical fall victory by freshman Brandon Nunez (Rockaway, NY) at 125 lbs. for an early fivepoint lead.
• RIC sophomore Daniel Murray (Bay Shore, NY) then put the Anchormen up, 8-0, after a 10-8 sudden-victory win at 133 lbs. The Anchormen picked up their first pin of the day by freshman Steven Szilagyi (Levittown, NY) at 149 lbs. to open up a 14-6 lead in the team score.
• The Anchormen then won four of the last six matches, picking up a pins by freshman Nicholas Gould (North Attleboro, MA) at 165 lbs., junior Tim Caplan (Portland, CT) at 184 lbs. and freshman Nick Coppola (Wantagh, NY) at 197 lbs. en route to the 35-15 victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
125 lbs. Brandon Nunez (RIC) tech. fall Tyler Tweedie (NEC), 20-5 (6:14)
133 lbs. Daniel Murray (RIC) dec. Kevin Gordon (NEC), 10-8
141 lbs. Najee Hall (NEC) pinned Franky Roman (RIC) at 4:47
149 lbs. Steven Szilagyi (RIC) pinned DJ Brock (NEC) at 1:43
157 lbs. Mannash Carlson (NEC) dec. James Smith (RIC), 7-2
165 lbs. Nicholas Gould (RIC) pinned Zyreek Roscoe (NEC) at 4:39
174 lbs. Malik Steeles (NEC) won by forfeit
184 lbs. Tim Caplan (RIC) pinned Carlos Garcia (NEC) at 3:19
197 lbs. Nicholas Coppola (RIC) pinned Caelin Worthington (NEC) at 0:56
285 lbs. Ricky Brown (RIC) dec. Jahkeen Collins-Martinez (NEC), 3-1
• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at a tri-match hosted by Mount St. Vincent along with NYU.