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No. 1 Wrestling Edges No. 3 Williams, 19-15, in NEWA Dual

Derrick Longo Williamstown, Mass. -- January 19, 2011 -- In a battle of two of the top three heavyweights of the New England Wrestling Association rankings, it was Springfield defeating Williams tonight, 19-15. Both teams were minus some of their top wrestlers.

The match favored Williams at first as the Ephs captured three of the first four individual bouts. But SC finished up by winning four of the final six bouts, including a huge pin by sophomore Derrick Longo (Ardsley, N.Y.) at the 165-pound weight class, to complete the comeback.

Other winners for SC included senior Blaze Chatham (Walkill, N.Y.) at 141, senior Steve Flathers (Stratford, Conn.) at 157, junior Jeff Brodeur (Lanesboro, Mass.) at 184, and sophomore Jeremy Burns (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) at 197.

When Burns won his match, 13-2, at 197 (a four-point victory for the team), that gave the Pride an insurmountable seven-point lead entering the final bout.

Here is a summary of the competition:
Team Score: Springfield 19, Williams 15
125 pounds -- Josh Mattana (W) def. Tom Casper (SC), 5-2 -- 3-0
133 pounds -- Kaison Tanabe (W) def. Jesse Sgaglione (SC), 7-2 -- 6-0
141 pounds -- Blaze Chatham (SC) def. Carson Brooks (W), 10-3 -- 6-3
149 pounds -- Corey Paulish (W) def. Ryan McGilvray (SC), 4-0 -- 9-3
157 pounds -- Steve Flathers (SC) def. Darius Charles (W), 7-5 SV-- 9-6
165 pounds -- Derrick Longo (SC) pinned Rob Brackup (W), 4:11 -- 9-12
174 pounds -- Kyle Martin (W) def. Brandon Sundwall (SC), 6-5 -- 12-12
184 pounds -- Jeff Brodeur (SC) def. Mike Lomio (W), 2-1 -- 12-15
197 pounds -- Jeremy Burns (SC) def. Mir Henglin (W), 13-2 -- 12-19
Hwt. -- Tom Foote (W) def. John Gabordi (SC), 8-5 -- 15-19 (Springfield)

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