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Western New England Falls to Rhode Island College in Home Opener, 31-10

Western New England Falls to Rhode Island College in Home Opener, 31-10
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 3, 2015) - The Rhode Island College wrestling team staked itself to a large lead en route to a 31-10 victory over Western New England University this evening in the Golden Bears' home opener at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
 
Sophomores Austin Sisco (Denville, N.J.) and Lamont Wallace (New Rochelle, N.Y.) recorded wins for Western New England at 133 and 141 pounds, respectively, but the Anchormen had already built up a 31-0 advantage heading into the final two bouts of the evening.
 
Rhode Island College junior Jake Dorman (Foxboro, Mass.) got the visitors off to a strong start with a 13-4 major decision victory over freshman Aaric Rivera (Brockton, Mass.) at 149, and senior Jon Costa (New Bedford, Mass.) followed with an 8-1 decision over freshman Ridge Sulkey (Cairo, N.Y.) at 157.
 
Western New England sophomore Pat Sands (Tyngsboro, Mass.) nearly got the Golden Bears on the board in the 174 pound contest, leading sophomore Vincent Drago (Hauppauge, N.Y.) 5-4 in the third period, but Drago recorded a late takedown to secure a 6-5 win.
 
Junior John Georges (Cranston, R.I.) registered the first pin of the night in the heavyweight bout, defeating junior Frankie Weir (Northampton, Mass.), and sophomore Brennen Liebel (Feeding Hills, Mass.) claimed a close 2-1 decision over sophomore Tim McLinden (Plaistow, N.H.) at 125.
 
Sisco improved to 14-4 on the season with his 9-1 major decision victory over sophomore Stephen Masi (Cumberland, R.I.), and Wallace gave the Golden Bears their second straight win to cap the match, pinning junior Sam Comfort (Woodville, Mass.) in 2:01.
 
Both Western New England (2-2) and Rhode Island College (2-0) will be back in action on Saturday at the Ted Reese Invitational, hosted by the University of Southern Maine.

Results
149 - Jake Dorman (RIC) over Aaric Rivera (WNE) (13-4 Major Dec.) 4-0
157 - Jon Costa (RIC) over Ridge Sulkey (WNE) (8-1 Dec.) 7-0
165 -Chris Kelly (RIC) over Josh Nelson (WNE) (11-1 Major Dec.) 11-0
174 - Vincent Drago (RIC) over Pat Sands (WNE) (6-5 Dec.) 14-0
184 - Victor Zabula (RIC) over Pat Canavan (WNE) (11-2 Major Dec.) 18-0
197 - Brandon Conrad (RIC) over Brian Donovan (WNE) (15-3 Major Dec.) 22-0
HVY - John Georges (RIC) over Frankie Weir (WNE) (Fall 2:12) 28-0
125 - Brennan Leibel (RIC) over Tim McLinden (WNE) (2-1 Dec.) 31-0
133 - Austin Sisco (WNE) over Steven Masi (RIC) (9-1 Major Dec.) 31-4
141 - Lamont Wallace (WNE) over Sam Comfort (RIC) (Fall 2:01) 31-10