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Williams Edges Wrestling, 22-19

Dylan Foley Springfield, Mass. - February 15, 2014 - Dylan Foley (Southborough, Mass.) gave the Springfield College wrestling team a 19-16 advantage over visiting Williams, but the Ephs produced a pin in the final bout to earn a 22-19 win in a New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) match-up in Blake Arena on Saturday.

Foley earned a major decision win at 165 pounds, but Williams was able to earn pins at 157 and 174 pounds to narrowly defeat the Pride.

After Williams opened the contest with a win at 184, Springfield strung together consecutive wins at 197 and 287 to go up 6-4. At 197, Hunter Ayen (Gouverneur, N.Y.) won an 8-2 decision over Williams' Anthony Brooks and Eugenio Garcia (Framingham, Mass.) took a 2-1 decision at 287.

Williams won 125 by forfeit to take a 10-6 lead but Springfield took the next three bouts for a 15-10 lead. At 133, Victor Ekpenyong (Middletown, Conn.) won a 5-4 decision, Jacob Strohman (E. Longmeadow, Mass.) took 141 by a 6-3 decision and Eric Hamrick (Collingswood, N.J.) won 149 by a 1-0 decision.

125 Daniel Seidita (W) won by forfeit – 10-6
133 Victor Ekpenyong (SPR) def. Daniel Evangelakos (W) – 5-4, 10-9
141 Jacob Strohman (SPR) def. Carson Brooks (W) – 6-3, 12-10
149 Eric Hamrick (SPR) def. Tim Garripoli (W) – 1-0, 15-10
157 Jorge Lopez (W) pinned Luke Balina (SPR) – 6:00, 16-15
165 Dylan Foley (SPR) def. Kyle Gaffney (W) – 11-1, 19-16
174 Martin Strenk (W) pinned Vincent Silano (SPR) – 6:56, 22-19
184 Chris Chorzepa (W) def. Will Henson (SPR) – 9-0, 4-0
197 Hunter Ayen (SPR) def. Anthony Brooks (W) – 8-2, 3-4
287 Eugenio Garcia (SPR) def. Ben Wertz (W) – 2-1, 6-4

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