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Wrestling Handles Norwich, 37-3, Behind McGilvray's and Brown's Pins

Casey Leslie Springfield, Mass. -- January 28, 2009 -- Fueled by pins by Ryan McGilvray and Chris Brown, the Springfield College wrestling team, ranked #4 in the latest New England Wrestling Association Coaches poll, defeated Norwich University tonight, 37-3, at Springfield's Dana Gymnasium.

Springfield took a 3-0 lead following a 4-2 victory by sophomore Casey Leslie (Middletown, Conn.) in the 125 pound category. Norwich freshman Josh Bolduc (Fayetteville, N.C.) tied matters at 3-all after he won his match at 133 by a 4-3 tally. But the Pride then won the evening's final eight bouts to wrap up the victory.

Included in those final eight victories were two pins by McGilvray and Brown. McGilvray, a 141-pouind freshman from Manalapan, N.J., pinned his opponent 1:02 into his match. Brown, a senior heavyweight from East Hartford, Conn., won his match in just 15 seconds.

Other winners for Springfield included sophomore Steve Flathers (Stratford, Conn.) at 149, senior Rob Mifsud (Somers, N.Y.) at 157, freshman Ronald Thompson (Westhill, Conn.) at 165, junior Brandon Sundwall (Guilford, Conn.) at 174, senior Greg Dussol (Amston, Conn.) at 184, and junior Bill Schady (Cohoes, N.Y.) at 197.

Final Score -- Springfield 37, Norwich 3
125 lbs. -- Casey Leslie (SC) def. John DaSilva (NU), 4-2
133 lbs. -- Josh Bolduc (NU) def. Corey Wert (SC), 4-3
141 lbs. -- Ryan McGilvray (SC) pinned Sean Scales (NU), 1:02
149 lbs. -- Steve Flathers (SC) def. Nick Monaco (NU), 6-2
157 lbs. -- Rob Mifsud (SC) def. Connor Keating (NU), 7-3
165 lbs. -- Ronald Thompson (SC) def. Matt Valnoski (NU), 12-1
174 lbs. -- Brandon Sundwall (SC) def. Jake Ferguson (NU), 4-3
184 lbs. -- Greg Dussol (SC) def. Jordan Ferguson (NU), 7-4
197 lbs. -- Bill Schady (SC) won by forfeit
Hwt. -- Chris Brown (SC) pinned Matt Dittola (NU), 0:15

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