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Wrestling Caps Off Terrific Weekend As It Finishes Seventh At Budd Whitehill Duals

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Williamsport, Pa. - January 10, 2009 - The Springfield College wrestling team took down a pair of nationally ranked teams on Saturday as it eventually finished seventh at the Budd Whitehill Duals. The Pride upset 17th-ranked Cortland, 25-15, before John Carroll slipped past SC, 20-18. In the seventh-place match, the Pride dominated No. 27 Messiah with a 28-9 victory.

In the upset over fourth-seeded Cortland, Chris Brown remained undefeated for the weekend as he pinned Joe Murphy in 2:58 at the 285 weight class to lead the way.

In the narrow loss to John Carroll, Ronnie Thompson had the highlight for the Pride as he needed just 26 seconds to pin his opponent for a win at 165.

In the 28-9 win over No. 27 Messiah, the Pride won 8 of 10 bouts as it went on to finish seventh in the Duals. Brown finished the weekend undefeated as he picked up a pin in just one minute of action. Greg Dussol also had a solid with with an 18-9 win at 184.

Springfield 25 vs. Cortland 15
125: Jesse Sgaglione (S) win by forfeit
133: Mark Arcara (C) dec. Casey Leslie (4-0)
141: Stephen Perez (C) dec. Ryan McGilvray (10-3)
149: Kevin Sackett (C) dec. Oscar Orellano (9-4)
157: Rob Mifsud (S) maj. Erik Ekstrom (14-2)
165: Chris Perry (S) dec. Will Brodfuehrer (10-6)
174: Mike Ciaburri (C) dec. Victor Stanziale (7-4)
184: Greg Dussol (S) win by forfeit
197: Martino Sottile (C) dec. Bill Schady (2-1)
285: Chris Brown (S) pin Joe Murphy (2:58)

John Carroll 20, Springfield 18
125: Elie Naoum (J) pin Jesse Sgaglione (1:23)
133: Adam Kriwinsky (J) maj. Casey Leslie (16-5)
141: Ryan McGilvray (S) dec. Chris Romeo (2-0)
149: Dan Mizener (J) tech fall Oscar Orellana (19-3, second)
157: Rob Mifsud (S) dec. Andrew Schafer (7-3)
165: Ronnie Thompson (S) pin Tyler Mickley (00:26)
174: Brandon Sundwall (S) dec. Devon Jurczcak (6-1)
184: Ben Adams (J) dec. Greg Dussol (2-1)
197: Matt Harmon (J) dec. Bill Schady (8-2)
285: Chris Brown (S) dec. Jim Nemunaitis (4-2)
Note: John Carroll penalized one team point for coach unsportsmanlike conduct

Springfield 28 vs. Messiah 9 (Seventh-place Match)
125: Jesse Sgaglione (S) dec. Danny Lethbridge (9-3)
133: Rich Pennisi (M) dec. Casey Leslie (3-2)
141: Ryan McGilvray (S) dec. Alex DeHart (7-3)
149: Mike Bressler (M) pin Oscar Orellana (2:18)
157: Rob Mifsud (S) dec. Craig Gin (7-2)
165: Ronnie Thompson (S) dec. Arthur Milner (3-2)
174: Victor Stanziale (S) dec. Tim Stewart (6-5)
184: Greg Dussol (S) maj. Nate Deisem (18-9)
197: Bill Schady (S) dec. Tim Hopkins (5-2)
285: Chris Brown (S) pin Zane Bachert (1:00)
SPRINGFIELD PLACES SEVENTH, MESSIAH EIGHTH

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