Anchormen Earn Split at PSU Tri in, 29-9, Setback vs. Huskies

Sam Lindblom
Sam Lindblom

Plymouth, N.H.--Rhode Island College fell, 29-9, to Southern Maine in its second contest of a New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) tri-match hosted by Plymouth State on Saturday afternoon.

Southern Maine 29, Rhode Island College 9
Southern Maine (1-0)
Rhode Island College (1-1)

• The Huskies built a 20-0 lead after the first four matches before senior 157 lbs. Sam Lindblom (Waterford, CT) and classmate 165 lbs. Zach Ford (Flagler Beach, FL) each picked up three-point decisions.

• The Huskies won three of the final four bouts to secure their first win of the season. RIC junior Dan Sblendorio (Mountainside, NJ) won his match at 197 lbs. to round out the RIC scoring.

125 lbs. Antoine Grace (USM) dec. Brandon Nunez (RIC), 11-5
133 lbs. Peter Del Gallo (USM) pinned Francisco Roman (RIC) at 1:51
141 lbs. Brad Beaulieu (USM) won by injury default over Nate Lackman (RIC)
149 lbs. Austin Shorey (USM) tech. fall Eric Zane (RIC), 16-0
157 lbs. Sam Lindblom (RIC) dec. Jared Garcia (USM), 3-2
165 lbs. Zach Ford (RIC) dec. Zach Thompson (USM0, 8-6
174 lbs. Raul Gierbolini (USM) dec. Nate Stemple (RIC), 6-4
184 lbs. Josh Smith (USM) dec. Jeff Tancsik (RIC), 5-0
197 lbs. Daniel Sblendorio (RIC) dec. Elijah Babb (USM), 5-2
285 lbs. Jake Peavey (USM) dec. Jordan Zanni (RIC), 6-3

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Roger Williams Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16.