2017 National Champion Dan Del Gallo (149)

Huskies Defeat Western New England 24-17 and Trinity 27-15

Huskies Defeat Western New England 24-17 and Trinity 27-15


HARTFORD, Conn.   –  Sophomore Bradley Beaulieu earned a pair of wins as the University of Southern Maine Huskies picked up a pair of dual meet wins at Trinity College Saturday night. 

            Southern Maine defeated Western New England 24-17 in its first contest and then rumbled past Trinity 27-15.  In the opener junior Peter Del Gallo (Gardiner, Maine) opened with a 4-2 win at 125 pounds over Nick Arborio, and Beaulieu followed with a 12-3 major decision against Austin Roche.  Senior Brendan Weir had a win by technical fall, 18-3, over Andrew Piedrahita in the 149-pound match, while sophomore Brandon Cousino earned a third period pin over Daniel Price at 197 pounds.

Against Trinity, Leo Amabile won at 125 pounds, 5-1, over Finnegan McGovern and Del Gallo had a win by forfeit at 133.  Wrestling at 141, Beaulieu earned a 5-1 win over Joe Penna, and was followed by a win by forfeit at 149 by Jared Garcia. Zac Thompson had a 7-4 decision at 157 to give USM a commanding 21-0 lead. Trinity won the next four matches to make it 21-15 before Risti close the win pinning Devon deFillipi in 1:23.  

With the pair of dual meet wins, Southern Maine is now 7-9 in its dual meets.  Southern Maine returns to action on Sunday, February 10 (10:00 a.m.) at the Wesleyan Tri-Match.


Southern Maine 24, Western New England 17

Wt.          Results                                                                                                          Running Score

125          Peter Del Gallo (SM) dec. Nick Arborio (WNE), 4-2                                                 USM, 3-0

133          Brad Beaulieu (SM) m dec. Austin Roche (WNE), 12-3                                            USM, 7-0

141          Justin DeLucia (WNE) tech. fall Jacob Garcia (SM), 15-0                                         USM, 7-5

149          Brendan Weir (SM) tech Andrew Piedrahita (WNE), 18-3                                         USM, 12-5

157          Ryan Monteiro (WNE) dec. Zach Thompson (SM), 7-5 OT                                       USM, 12-8

165          Jeffrey Suschana (WNE) dec. Juan Vernaza (SM), 4-3                                            USM, 12-11

174          Davey Goodall (WNE) dec. Josh Smith (SM), 4-2                                                   WNEU, 12-14

184          John Boyle (WNE) dec. Raul Gierbolini (SM), 7-1                                                    WNEU, 12-17

197          Brandon Cousino (SM)  pinned Daniel Price (WNE)                                                USM, 18-17

285          Mike Risti (SM) won by forfeit                                                                             USM, 24-17


Southern Maine 27, Trinity 15

125          Leo Amabile (SM) dec. Finnegan McGovern (T), 5-1                                               USM, 3-0

133          Peter Del Gallo (SM) won by forfeit                                                                      USM, 9-0

141          Brad Beaulieu (SM) dec. Joe Penna (T), 5-1                                                          USM, 12-0

149          Jared Garcia (SM) won by forfeit                                                                         USM, 18-0

157          Zac Thompson (SM) dec, Kevin Lyskawa (T) 7-4                                                    USM, 21-0

165          Jack Reilly (T) dec. John Smith (SM), 4-0                                                             USM, 21-3

174          Steve Cerrone (T) dec. Raul Gierbolini (SM), 5-2                                                    USM, 21-6

184          Anders Klass (T) pinned. Juan Vernaza (SM), 1:40                                                 USM, 21-12

197          Mason Sangillo (T) dec. Brandon Cousino (SM), 6-3                                                USM, 21-15

285          Mike Risti (SM) pinned Devon deFillippi (T), 1:23                                                    USM, 27-15