PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State College's wrestling team picked up its first dual meet victories of the season Saturday at Foley Gymnasium, sweeping a quad meet over Western New England College, Roger Williams University, and the University of Southern Maine.
The Panthers began the day with a 31-9 decision over WNEC. After coming from behind in the final two bouts to defeat Roger Williams, 20-18, PSC rounded out the day with a 22-7 triumph over USM.
Plymouth State was led by the senior contingent of Shawn Kain (Lakeville, MA), Nick Volpe (Holmdel, NJ) and Ben Baker (Gardiner, ME). Kain won all three of his matches at 165 pounds, improving his record to 7-6 on the season. Volpe went 3-0 at 133 pounds to improve to 8-6, including the match-clinching, injury-default victory against Roger Williams. Baker was a perfect 2-0 on the afternoon at 174 pounds, improving his team-leading record to 12-3.
Also posting victories for PSC were freshman Eric Runci (Whitman, MA), who went 2-1 at 149 pounds and is now 8-7 on the season; freshman heavyweight Bruce MacKay (Plymouth, NH), who was 2-1 on the afternoon; senior Mike DeRoehn (Warren, NH), who was 1-1 at 157 pounds, moving his season mark to 7-8; sophomore Marco Salce (Keene, NH), who won once in three tries at 184 pounds to even his record at 8-8; and freshmen 125-pounders Jared Raymond (Danville, NH) and Dana Grenon (Laconia, NH), who both were victorious in their only appearance.
Plymouth State, ranked tied for fifth in New England, improves to 3-2 on the season, while Roger Williams is now 9-1, WNEC is 2-3 and USM is 0-3.
The Panthers will be idle for the next four weeks for final exams and the holidays. PSC returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 8th, in a quad meet at Williams College (1:00 p.m.).
Plymouth State 31, Western New England 9 141 lbs. Steve Tompkins (WNEC) def. Dave Brown (PSC), 9-2 149 lbs. Eric Runci (PSC) def. Scott Ruggio (WNEC), WBF 1:42 157 lbs. Mike DeRoehn (PSC) def. Mike Pifko (WNEC), WBF 2:16 165 lbs. Shawn Kain (PSC) def. Ziad Yaghman (WNEC), 11-1 174 lbs. Ben Baker (PSC) def. Anthony Sala (WNEC), WBF 1:45 184 lbs. Marco Salce (PSC) def. Ed Verrochi (WNEC), 9-6 197 lbs. Chris Banas (WNEC) def. Todd Austin (PSC), 3-1 HWT Bruce MacKay (PSC) def. Marc Boorschtein (WNEC), 7-5 125 lbs. Kevin Fleenor (WNEC) def. Nate Buffington (PSC), 5-1 133 lbs. Nick Volpe (PSC) def. Jason LaPaglia (WNEC), 9-2
Plymouth State 20, Roger Williams 18 141 lbs. Kevin Logue (RWU) def. Dave Brown (PSC), 3-0 149 lbs. Joe Curran (RWU) def. Eric Runci (PSC), 7-3 157 lbs. Peter Doucet (RWU) def. Mike DeRoehn (PSC), 7-1 165 lbs. Shawn Kain (PSC) def. Ray Rask (RWU), 8-2 174 lbs. Ben Baker (PSC) def. Jeff Barnard (RWU), TFall 6:45 184 lbs. JD Mislak (RWU) def. Marco Salce (PSC), 9-6 197 lbs. Brian Bagdon (RWU) def. Todd Austin (PSC), 9-6 HWT Tim Grady (RWU) def. Bruce MacKay (PSC), 6-0 125 lbs. Jared Raymond (PSC) def. Mike Strobel (RWU), Fall 0:51 133 lbs. Nick Volpe (PSC) def. Paul Santamaria (RWU), Inj. Def. 2:20
Plymouth State 22, Southern Maine 7 141 lbs. Chris LeClair (USM) def. Dave Brown (PSC), 18-10 149 lbs. Eric Runci (PSC) def. Jake Sawyer (USM), Inj. Def. 4:30 157 lbs. No Match 165 lbs. Shawn Kain (PSC) def. Jeremy Collazo (USM), 7-4 174 lbs. No Match 184 lbs. Ken Hall (USM) def. Marco Salce (PSC), 5-3 197 lbs. No Match HWT Bruce MacKay (PSC) def. Eric Shaw (USM), Fall 2:10 125 lbs. Dana Grenon (PSC) def. Tim Morris (USM), 9-8 133 lbs. Nick Volpe (PSC) def. Pay Caruna (USM), 17-9
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