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No. 20 Wrestling Places Third Of 15 At NECCWA Duals

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., January 22, 2006 – The Springfield College wrestling team finished third (of 15 teams) today at the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Dual Meet Tournament at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Mass.

Johnson & Wales, seeded second, placed first and was the only team to finish the meet with a perfect 4-0 record in duals. Springfield finished with a 3-1 record and is now 7-7 on the season.

Seeded #1 in the tourney, Springfield defeated Trinity, 40-9, to lead things off. In the second-round, SC defeated Southern Maine, 32-18. Trouble came in the third round as Norwich defeated the Pride, 21-19, the second time this season SC had fallen to the Cadets. Then in the third-place meet, SC came from behind to defeat #3-seeded Roger Williams, 19-18. Results follow.

SPRINGFIELD 40, TRINITY 9

125 lbs. – Ryan Hannigan (S) def. Keith Hernandez (T), tech. fall, 15-0 - 5- 0
133 lbs. – Peter Marques (S) won by forfeit - 11- 0
141 lbs. – Tom Alimberti (S) def. William Moyet (T), 15-2 - 15- 0
149 lbs. – Mark DeCiccio (S) def. Derek Cohen (T), 14-2 - 19- 0
157 lbs. – Erik Delehanty (S) def. Trevor Brown (T), inj. default - 25- 0
165 lbs. – Jason Noonan (S) def. Ralph Fedele (T), 8-3 - 28- 0
174 lbs. – Joe Hern (T) def. Scott Heinze (S), 10-3 - 28- 3
184 lbs. – Alex Klinoff (S) pinned Jason Ray (T), 1:15 - 34- 3
197 lbs. – Jason Leckey (S) won by forfeit - 40- 3
285 lbs. -- Michael Blair (T) pinned Dylan Hanley (T), 1:33 - 40- 9


SPRINGFIELD 32, SOUTHERN MAINE 18

125 lbs. – Steve Valastro (SM) pinned Ryan Hannigan (S), 4:05 - 0- 6
133 lbs. – Peter Marques (S) def. Rob Normandan (SM), 13-1 - 4- 6
141 lbs. – Mike Gaeta (S) pinned Jeff Warren (SM), 5:59 - 10- 6
149 lbs. – Mark DeCiccio (S) def. Mike Cicio (SM), 20-6 - 14- 6
157 lbs. – Erik Delahanty (S) def. Shane Stephenson (SM), 7-4 - 17- 6
165 lbs. – Bill Koch (S) def. Andrew Dawkins (SM), 5-1 - 20- 6
174 lbs. – Scott Faivre (S) pinned Rob Schoner (SM), 3:22 - 26- 6
184 lbs. – Alex Klinoff (S) pinned Mike Taylor (SM), 6:19 - 32- 6
197 lbs. – Chris Belyeu (T) won by forfeit - 32-12
285 lbs. -- Steve Young (SM) pinned Dylan Hanley (S), 3:24 - 32-18


NORWICH 21, SPRINGFIELD 19

125 lbs. – Pat Howard (N) pinned Ryan Hannigan (S), 1:26 - 6- 0
133 lbs. – Brian Zane (N) def. Peter Marques (S), 5-2 - 9- 0
141 lbs. – Mike Gaeta (S) pinned Mike Conklin (N), 4:54 - 9- 6
149 lbs. – Mark DeCiccio (S) def. Niko Filipakkis (N), 5-3 - 9- 9
157 lbs. – Matt Thurston (N) def. Erik Delahanty (S), 6-1 - 12- 9
165 lbs. – Shaun Vacher (N) pinned Bill Koch (S), 4:33 - 18- 9
174 lbs. – Scott Faivre (S) def. Andrew Acosta (N), 8-0 - 18-13
184 lbs. – Andre Lee (S) def. Steve Celino (N), 6-2 - 18-16
197 lbs. – Rick LaGrega (N) def. Elliot Smith (S), 8-1 - 21-16
285 lbs. -- Jason Leckey (S) def. Cody Lightfoot (N), 3-2 - 21-19


SPRINGFIELD 19, ROGER WILLIAMS 18

125 lbs. – Anthony Nicolicchia (RW) def. Ryan Hannigan (S), 15-4 - 0- 4
133 lbs. – Andrew Hawley (RW) def. Peter Marques (S), 9-7 - 0- 7
141 lbs. – Mike Gaeta (S) def. Andrew Lacroix (RW), 6-3 - 3- 7
149 lbs. – Dan Rokas (RW) def. Mark DeCiccio (S), tech. fall, 16-0 - 3-12
157 lbs. – Erik Delahanty (S) def. Dallas Fill (RW), 11-9 - 6-12
165 lbs. – Bill Koch (S) def. Jared Czarneski (RW), 8-2 - 9-12
174 lbs. – Scott Faivre (S) def. Dan Woods (RW), 10-2 - 13-12
184 lbs. – Zack Weinrich (N) def. Andre Lee (S), by inj. default - 13-18
197 lbs. – Elliot Smith (S) def. Michael Staples (RW), 8-4 - 16-18
285 lbs. -- Jason Leckey (S) def. John Russo (RW), 7-3 - 19-18
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