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TCNJ Knocks Off Wrestling, 24-18

Tyler Keane Springfield, Mass. - February 2, 2014 - The Springfield College wrestling team was defeated by visiting TCNJ on Sunday afternoon by the score of 24-18 in a dual meet held in the Springfield College Field House.

With the dual beginning at 165, the Pride struggled from the opening whistle as it dropped the first three bouts. Hunter Ayen (Gouvernuer, N.Y.) finally got Springfield on the board with a 7-5 decision at 197, and Irakli Kakauridze (Howell, N.J.) tacked on another decision with at 285.

The Pride's momentum slowed after an injury forced Tommy Casper (Bergenfield, N.J.) out of action at 125, but Tyler Keane (Glastonbury, Conn.) produced the Pride's only pin of the day in 5:42 at 133.

After a setback at 141, Springfield concluded the competition with a pair of decision victories by Eric Hamrick (Collingswood, N.J.) (6-4 at 149) and Devin Biscaha (Jackson, N.J.) (6-0 at 157).

The Pride will next compete in a quad meet with American International, STCC, and host Western New England this Wednesday.

TCNJ 24, Springfield 18
165: Antonio Mancella dec. Dylan Foley, 3-2
174: Zach Zotollo WBF over Will Henson 4:27
184: Brian Broderick WBF over Devin Hurst 2:31
197: Hunter Ayen dec. Frank Crocco 7-5
285: Irakli Kakauridze dec. Patrick Schinder 6-3
125: Kevin Corrigan inj. def. Tommy Casper
133: Tyler Keane WBF over James Gill 5:42
141: Steven Schneider dec. Jacob Strohman 4-1
149: Eric Hamrick dec. Dylan Thorsen 6-4
157: Devin Biscaha dec. Jesse Thorsen 6-0

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