Nelson wins 2-0 decision in final home bout
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 9, 2019) – The Western New England University wrestling team posted a 37-3 senior day victory over Plymouth State University on Saturday afternoon at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
After a double forfeit in the 125-pound bout, Western New England got off to a strong start as sophomore Nick Arborio (Berlin, Conn.) registered an 18-3 technical fall victory over Will Jarvis at 133.
Sophomore Justin DeLucia (Holbrook, N.Y.) accepted a forfeit at 141, before Plymouth State got on the board courtesy of Steven Abusheery's 6-4 decision over freshman Andrew Piedrahita (Westford, Mass.) at 149.
The Golden Bears won the final six bouts, however, beginning with sophomore Ryan Monteiro's (Wilbraham, Mass.) 15-0 technical fall victory over Colby Ferreti at 157.
In the final three matchups, junior John Boyle (Rowley, Mass.) picked up an 8-2 decision over Dylan da Silva at 184, Nelson defeated Matt Froio 2-0 at 197, and sophomore Dan Price (Nyack, N.Y.) capped the match with a first round pin against Derek Sardella in the heavyweight bout.
With its dual match schedule complete, Western New England (9-7) will compete at the NEWA Futures Tournament next Sunday before gearing up for the NCAA Northeast Regionals the weekend of February 23-24.