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Wrestling Powers Past Norwich, 30-7

Dylan Foley Northfield, Vt. - January 22, 2014 - The Springfield College wrestling team powered past host Norwich University, 30-7, in a dual meet on Wednesday evening. The Pride's victory was highlighted by a key win at 165 by Dylan Foley (Southborough, Mass.).

Foley, who entered the meet ranked third in the NEWA in his weight class, prevailed over the conference's second-ranked wrestler, Dave Pinto, in a 3-1 match that went to sudden victory overtime.

Springfield opened up the meet with a 9-2 win at 197 by Hunter Ayen (Gouverneur, N.Y.). After dropping a decision at 285 and neither team having a wrestler for 125, the Pride strung together five-straight victories to seize control of the match.

Tyler Keane (Glastonbury, Conn.) posted a major decision (12-3) at 133, followed by Jacob Strohman's (East Longmeadow, Mass.) pin in 3:55 at 141.

Zach Joseph (Clifton Park, N.Y.) wrestling at 149 and Devin Biscaha (Jackson, N.J.) at 157 each won by technical fall, followed by Foley's win at 165.

After Norwich won by major decision at 174, Michael Case (Cedar Run, N.J.) ended the day for Springfield with an 11-1 major decision win at 184.

Springfield will next compete in the NEWA Duals this Sunday at Bridgewater State. The Pride is the two-time defending champion of the event.

Springfield 30, Norwich 7
197: Hunter Ayen (S) won by decision over Michael Babbin (N) 9-2
285: Steve Maldonado (N) won by decision over Irakli Kakauridze (S) 3-1
133:Tyler Keane (S) won by major decision over Alex Stewart (N) 12-3
141: Jacob Strohman (S) won by pin over Tyrell Carstarphen (N) 3:55
149: Zach Joseph (S) won by tech fall over James Duncan (N) 4:33 17-2
157: Devin Biscaha (S) won by tech fall over Alex Kwmuntis (N) 4:29 15-0
165: Dylan Foley (S) won in sudden victory 1 over David Pinto (N) 3-1
174: William Burns (N) won by major decision over Vincent Silano (S) 12-3
184: Michael Case (S) won by major decision over Nick Smith (N) 11-1

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