Providence, R.I.--Rhode Island College senior Zach Ford (Flagler Beach, FL) notched a pin as the wrestling team lost a close match, 24-21, to Western New England in a New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) matchup held at the RIC Recreation Center on Friday evening.
Western New England 24, Rhode Island College 21
Western New England (3-2)
Rhode Island College (0-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Western New England picked up the first win of the day at 125 lbs., where sophomore Nick Arborio (Cerlin, CT) picked up a major decision against RIC junior Daniel Murray (Bay Shore, NY).
• RIC got on the board at 133 lbs. when senior Stephen Masi (Cumberland, RI) posted a 10-6 win against WNE junior Austin Roche (Southborough, MA).
• A tech fall win at 141 lbs. by WNE sophomore Justin DeLuca (Holbrook, NY) staked the Golden Bears to a 9-3 advantage.
• RIC junior Samuel Lindblom (Waterford, CT) pinned Western New England freshman Andrew Piedrahita (Westford, MA) at 2:16 to tie the match at 9-9.
• The two teams then traded pins. WNE sophomore Ryan Monteiro (Wilbraham, MA) picked up a pin at 157 lbs. Ford countered with a fall at 165 lbs., to knot the contest at 15-15.
• WNE junior Ryan Guers (Orwigsburg, PA) and sophomore John Boyle (Rowley, MA) had back-to-back wins at 174 and 184 lbs., respectively, to put the visiting Golden Bears up by nine, 24-15.
• RIC freshman Travis Manick (Methuen, MA) answered with a 4-2 win at 197 lbs. to close the gap to six, 24-18.
• RIC junior Jordan Zanni (North Providence, RI) had a 2-1 win at 285 lbs., but it wouldn't be enough as Western New England held on for the three-point victory
125 lbs. Nick Arborio (WNE) maj. Dec. Daniel Murray (RIC), 11-0 0-4
133 lbs. Stephen Masi (RIC) dec. Austin Roche (WNE), 10-6 3-4
141 lbs. Justin Deluca (WNE) Tech. Fall Francisco Roman (RIC) 18-3 (6:19) 3-9
149 lbs. Samuel Lindblom (RIC) pinned Andrew Piedrahita (WNE) at 2:16 9-9
157 lbs. Ryan Monteiro (WNE) pinned Devante Rogers (RIC) at 3:37 9-15
165 lbs. Zach Ford (RIC) pinned Jeffrey Suschana (WNE) at 2:59 15-15
174 lbs. Ryan Guers (WNE) Pinned Nathan Stemple (RIC) at 2:37 15-21
184 lbs. John Boyle (WNE) dec. Michael Gallagher (RIC), 10-6 5-24
197 lbs. Travis Manick (RIC) dec. Josh Nelson (WNE), 4-2 18-24
285 lbs. Jordan Zanni (RIC) dec. Danny Price (WNE), 2-1 21-24
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Southern Maine and Plymouth State in a tri-match on Saturday, Dec. 8 (1 p.m.).