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No. 8 Wrestling Falls In Dual Meet At Norwich, 18-12

NORTHFIELD, Vt., December 10, 2005 - Springfield College junior Mark DeCiccio (Cranston, R.I.) won an 8-3 decision at 149 pounds over Norwich's Nolan Cisper, but it was the Cadets which defeated the No. 8 Pride in a close dual meet, 18-12, on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 10) at Andrews Hall. DeCiccio, ranked eighth nationally in Division III, improved his overall record to 6-1 on the season and 2-0 in dual meet action.

To begin the dual meet, Norwich came out with three-straight victories, picking up wins at 125, 133 and 141 pounds to take a 9-0 lead. After the DeCiccio victory, the Cadets won the next two bouts, at 157 and 165 pounds to take a 15-3 lead. The Pride responded, however, winning the next three bouts to cut the lead to 15-12.

SC senior Scott Faivre (East Islip, N.Y.) started the comeback with a 9-2 win at 174 pounds. Sophomore Jason Noonan (Mansfield, Mass.) then took a 12-5 decision at 184 pounds, and senior Jason Leckey (Guilford, Conn.) won at 197 pounds (8-4). The Pride's comeback fell just short, however, as Norwich's Cody Lightfoot won a 5-3 heavyweight bout over SC freshman Stephen Mendozzi (Cranston, R.I.) to give the Cadets the 18-12 upset victory.

SC falls to 1-1 in dual meets this season as the Pride will next host Cortland on Tuesday afternoon, January 10, in a 1:00 p.m. start.

Norwich University 18, SC 12:

125 - Pat Howard (NU) dec. Derek McNerney (SC), 4-2 - 3-0 NU
133 - Brian Zane (NU) dec. Pete Marques (SC), 3-1 - 6-0 NU
141 - Mike Conklin (NU) dec. Chris DeBlock (SC), 14-7 - 9-0 NU
149 - Mark DeCiccio (SC) dec. Nolan Cisper (NU), 8-3 - 9-3 NU
157 - Jake Rivers (NU) dec. Jake Tyler (SC), 8-2 - 12-3 NU
165 - Shaun Vacher (NU) dec. Andre Lee (SC), 12-10 - 15-3 NU
174 - Scott Faivre (SC) dec. Matt Thurston (NU), 9-2 - 15-6 NU
184 - Jason Noonan (SC) dec. Kainen Mattison (NU), 12-5 - 15-9 NU
197 - Jason Leckey (SC) dec. Rick LaGrega (NU), 8-4 - 15-12
285 - Cody Lightfoot (NU) dec. Steve Mendozzi (SC), 5-3 - 18-12
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