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Huskies Dominate RIC 26-18; Plymouth State 39-3

Huskies Dominate RIC 26-18; Plymouth State 39-3

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  –   Senior Brendan Weir (Easthampton, Mass./Hampshire Regional) earned a 10-8 decision at 157 pounds over his opponent from Rhode Island College, Zach Ford, to claim his 100th career victory to highlight a pair of strong dual meet wins for the University of Southern Maine Huskies wrestling team Saturday afternoon.  

Southern Maine defeated Rhode Island College Anchormen 26-18 in its opening match, and then rolled the Plymouth State University Panthers 39-9 to finish the day 2-0.  With the pair of wins, USM is 3-0 in dual meets this season. 

After trailing RIC 3-0 after the 125-pound match, sophomores Bradley Beaulieu (Waterboro, Maine/Marshwood) and Austin Shorey (Lebanon, Maine/Noble) earned wins at 133 and 141 pounds respectively to put USM ahead 9-3.  Weir's milestone win at 157 pounds, made it 12-6 in favor of the Huskies before  junior Josh Smith's (York, Maine) 15-0 (3:21) win by technical fall over RIC's Alexander Hom and an 11-6 decision by sophomore Juan Vernanza (Miramar, Fla./Somerset Academy) made it 20-6.

RIC claimed back-to-back wins by falls at 184 and 197 pounds to make it 20-18, but USM senior Mike Risti (Limerick, Maine/Massabesic) earned his seventh pin of the season downing Anchorman Jordan Zanni in 1;05 for the 26-18 victory. 

Against Plymouth State, USM lead 16-0 through 141 pounds and cruised to the 39-9 victory.  Sophomore Raul Gierbolini (Carolina, Puerto Rico/University HS (PR)) had a decisive 16-6 major decision win at 184 pounds, while freshman Jacob Peavey (South China, Maine/Erskine Academy) earned a win by fall in just 13 seconds at 285 to highlight the match.  

Southern Maine hosts nationally-ranked Castleton University on Saturday (12 p.m.) at Hill Gymnasium in its final home contest of the season.   

 

Southern Maine 26, Rhode Island College 18

125

Dan Murray (RIC) dec. Leo Amabile (SM), 6-4

RIC, 3-0

133

Bradley Beaulieu (SM) dec. Stephen Masi (RIC), 2-1

T, 3-3

141

Austin Shorey (SM) pinned Marc Uehling (RIC), 1:11

USM, 9-3

149

Samuel Lindblom (RIC) dec, Tyson Cram (SM), 7-4

USM, 9-6

157

Brendan Weir (SM) dec, Zach Ford (RIC), 10-8

USM, 12-6

165

Josh Smith (SM) tech fall Alexander Hom (RIC), 15-0 (3:21)

USM, 17-6

174

Juan Vernanza (SM) dec, Nathan Stemple (RIC), 11-6

USM 20-6

184

Michael Gallagher (RIC) pinned Sam Strozier (SM), 2:10

USM, 20-12

197

Travis Manick (RIC) pinned Dylan Schenk (SM), 0:27

USM, 20-18

285

Mike Risti (RIC) pinned Jordan Zanni (RIC), 1:05

USM, 26-18

 

 

 

Southern Maine 39, Plymouth State 9

125

Antoine Grace (SM) major dec. Will Jarvis (PSU) 19-5

USM 4-0

133

Jacob Garcia (SM) won by forfeit

USM, 10-0

141

Austin Shorey (SM) won by forfeit

USM, 16-0

149

Cam McClure (PSU) pinned David Kurker (SM), 6:59

USM, 16-6

157

Jared Garcia (SM) dec. Billy Dunn (PSU), 6-3

USM, 19-6

165

Zach Thompson (SM) major dec Warren Young (PSU), 13-2

USM, 23-6

174

Josh Smith (SM) won by forfeit

USM, 29-6

184

Raul Gierbolini (SM) major dec. Derek Sardella (PSU), 16-6

USM, 33-6

197

Matt Froio (PSU) dec. Brandon Cousino (SM), 2-1 SV-3

USM, 33-9

285

Jacob Peavey (SM) pinned Kyllian Twiss (PSU), 0:13

USM, 39-9

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