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TCNJ Defeats Wrestling, 27-15, in New Jersey

Jeremy Burns Trenton, N.J. -- January 30, 2011 -- The Springfield College wrestling team completed a busy weekend by losing to always-tough The College of New Jersey, 27-15, this afternoon in the Garden State. Jeremy Burns recorded a pin for the Pride.

With the loss, Springfield is now 9-5 on the season. Yesterday, the Pride swept a quadrangular over Norwich (46-3), Wesleyan (19-15), and Rhode Island College (25-12). Wesleyan was ranked No. 1 in the New England Wrestling Association. SC Head Coach Daryl Arroyo won his 300th match when his squad defeated RIC to end the day's proceedings.

Winners for Springfield College today included sophomore Joe Grippi (Bedford Hills, N.Y.) at 133, senior Steve Flathers (Stratford, Conn.) at 157, sophomore Burns (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) at 197, and senior Ron Fusco (Billerica, Mass.) at heavyweight.

Today's results -- TCNJ 27, Springfield 15
125 -- Steve Godine (TCNJ) pinned Dru Thomas (SC), 2:00 -- 6-0
133 -- Dan Herr (TCNJ) def. Eddie Giron (SC), 6-2 -- 9-0
141 -- Joe Grippi (SC) def. Brian Bollette (TCNJ) -- 6-5 (ot) -- 9-3
149 -- John Darling (TCNJ) def. Ryan McGilvray (SC), 6-1 -- 12-3
157 -- Steve Flathers (SC) def. David Kiley (TCNJ), 6-4 (ot) -- 12-6
165 -- Justin Bonitatis (TCNJ) by inj. default over John Archambeau (SC) -- 18-6
174 -- Brian Broderick (TCNJ) def. Mike Fish (SC), 10-3 -- 21-6
184 -- Mike Denver (TCNJ) pinned Jeff Brodeur (SC), 2:11 -- 27-6
197 -- Jeremy Burns (SC) pinned Jeff Furbish (TCNJ), 2:12 -- 27-12
Hwt.-- Ron Fusco (SC) def. Kenny Amponsa (TCNJ), 7-1 -- 27-15

Springfield will next host the City Meet on Wednesday (Feb. 2) at 4 pm. The Pride will host AIC, STCC, and Western New England.

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