Facing fifth-ranked Roger Williams University, Southern Maine fell to the Hawks 45-9. In their second match of the day, USM dropped a 33-14 match to the USCGA Bears. With the pair of losses, Southern Maine is 1-2 in dual meet action. Roger Williams remains undefeated with a 6-0 record. Coast Guard's match against the Huskies was their first of the season and puts their record to 1-0.
Against the nationally-ranked Hawks, junior captain CJ Luth (Milford, Conn./Foran) picked up the lone Huskies' points with a hard-fought and high-scoring 15-13 win over RWU junior Ty Herzog (Slatington, Pa.). USM's other six points came on a forfeit at the 149 pounds credited Del Gallo.
In their match against the Bears, Southern Maine received points from freshmen Brendan Weir (Easthampton, Mass./Hampshire Regional) and Mike Risti (Limerick, Maine/Massabesic), and Del Gallo. Wrestling at 141, Weir earned USM's first points of the match with a 14-2 major decision victory against CGA freshman Adam Wilhem (Dayton, Ohio). Del Gallo followed with a 13-2 major decision win against his 149-pound opponent junior Matt Viera (Muskogee, Ok.). Risti scored the final points of the match for USM with a forfeit at 197 pounds.
Southern Maine returns to action on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) in a tri-meet at Rhode Island College with Plymouth State University.