Providence, R.I.—Rhode Island College senior Michael Gallagher (Saunderstown, RI) and freshman Travis Manick (Methuen, MA) each picked up a pin as the wrestling team dropped a 26-18 decision against Southern Maine at the RIC Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon.
Southern Maine 26, Rhode Island College 18
Southern Maine (2-0)
Rhode Island College (0-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC junior Daniel Murray (Bay Shore, NY) opened the day with a 6-4 win at 125 lbs. over Southern Maine sophomore Leo Amabile (Waterboro, ME).
• Southern Maine sophomore Bradley Beaulieu (Waterboro, ME) evened the match with a 2-1 win over RIC senior Stephen Masi (Cumberland, RI) at 133 lbs.
• Sophomore Austin Shorey (Lebanon, ME) gave Southern Maine the 9-3 advantage with a pin at 141 lbs.
• RIC junior Samuel Lindblom (Waterford, CT) defeated USM sophomore Tyson Cram (Leicester, VT), 7-4, at 149 lbs. to cut the RIC deficit down to three, 9-6.
• USM senior Brendan Weir (Easthampton, MA) then posted a 10-8 victory over RIC junior Zach Ford (Flagler Beach, FL) at 165 lbs. to make the score 12-6.
• Junior Josh Smith (York, ME) put the Huskies up by 11, 17-6, with a tech fall victory at 165 lbs., and an 11-6 win by sophomore Juan Vernaza (Miramar, FL) at 174 lbs. gave Southern Maine the 20-6 advantage.
• RIC climbed back into the match with a pin by RIC senior Michael Gallagher (Saunderstown, RI) in a time of 2:20 at 184 lbs. and freshman Travis Manick (Methuen, MA) posted a pin in just :27 at 197 lbs., to close the gap to just two, 20-18.
• Southern Maine then wrapped up the victory with a pin in 1:05 at 285 lbs. by senior Mike Risti (Limerick, ME) to secure the win.
125 lbs. Daniel Murray (RIC) dec. Leo Amabile (USM), 6-4
133 lbs. Bradley Beaulieu (USM) dec. Stephen Masi (RIC), 2-1
141 lbs. Austin Shorey (USM) pinned Marc Uehling (RIC) at 1:11
149 lbs. Samuel Lindblom (RIC) dec. Tyson Cram (USM), 7-4
157 lbs. Brendan Weir (USM) dec. Zach Ford (RIC), 10-8
165 lbs. Josh Smith (USM) tech. fall Alexander Hom (RIC) at 3:21 (15-0)
174 lbs. Juan Vernaza (USM) dec. Nathan Stemple (RIC), 11-6
184 lbs. Michael Gallagher (RIC) pinned Sam Strozier (USM) at 2:10
197 lbs. Travis Manick (RIC) pinned Dylan Schenk (USM) at :27
285 lbs. Mike Risti (USM) pinned Jordan Zanni (RIC) at 1:05
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Plymouth State on Saturday, Dec. 8 (3 p.m.).