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Wrestling Wins Final Three Bouts to Top WPI, 23-13

Will Henson Worcester, Mass. - February 12, 2014 - Will Henson's (Barnstable, Mass.) 9-7 sudden victory win at 184 pounds started a run that saw Springfield win the final three bouts en route to defeating host WPI 23-13 in a New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) match-up on Wednesday evening.

With Springfield holding a 14-13 advantage after seven bouts, Henson notched the win that put the Pride up 17-13, winning in sudden victory.

Hunter Ayen (Gouverneur, N.Y.) followed it up with a 6-0 decision win over WPI's Alex Freilich to go up 20-13 and Eugenio Garcia (Framingham, Mass.) finished the day with a 5-1 decision at 285 pounds to take the win.

Tyler Keane (Glastonbury, Conn.) opened the match for Springfield with a 5-2 decision win at 133. Springfield dropped a decision at 141, but Zach Joseph (Clifton Park, N.Y.) won by technical fall at 149 pounds, beating WPI's Matt Taber in 6:57.

At 157, Luke Balina (Long Branch, N.J.) won a 12-10 decision over WPI's Zachary Rahl, giving Springfield an 11-9 lead that it never let go of. Devin Biscaha (Jackson, N.J.) followed suit at 165 pounds, beating WPI's Torin Zonfrelli by a 6-0 decision.


125 Brian Amato (WPI) Win by Forfeit ---, 0-6
133Tyler Keane (SPR) Dec. Brian Jennings (WPI) 5-2, 3-6
141Tyler Tilbe (WPI) Dec. Jacob Strohman (SPR) 6-3, 3-9
149 Zach Joseph (SPR) Tech Fall Matt Taber (WPI) 16-0 (6:57), 8-9
157 Luke Balina (SPR) Dec. Zachary Rahl (WPI) 12-10, 11-9
165Devin Biscaha (SPR) Dec. Torin Zonfrelli (WPI)6-0, 14-9
174Justin Marsh (WPI) Major Dec. Mark Gonzalez (SPR) 15-3, 14-13
184Will Henson (SPR) Dec. Joe Pizzuto (WPI) 9-7 (SV 1), 17-13
197 Hunter Ayen (SPR) Dec. Alex Freilich (WPI) 6-0, 20-13
285Eugenio Garcia (SPR) Dec. Peter DiMaggio (WPI) 5-1, 23-13

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