SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Plymouth State College's wrestling team improved its record to 4-2 Saturday by sweeping three matches at Western New England College.
The Panthers downed host WNEC in the opener, 32-3, and came back to defeat Roger Williams, 24-13. PSC completed the afternoon with a 33-0 whitewash of Southern Maine.
Leading the way for the Panthers were senior Marco Salce (Keene, N.H.), who went 3-0 at 184 pounds, and sophomore Nate Kittredge (Vergennes, Vt.), who did the same at 197. Salce's three victories improved his record to a team-best 15-3, while Kittredge is now 10-2.
Six other Panthers completed the afternoon with 2-0 records: junior Nate Buffington (Plymouth, N.H.) at 125, freshman Griffin Banos (Edison, N.J.) at 149, sophomore Rich Moskowitz (Amherst, N.H.) at 157, junior Chris Villa (Monmouth Jct., N.J.) at 165, senior Moses Cerritos (Naples, Fla.) at 174, and sophomore Dana Carr (Salem, N.H.) at heavyweight.
PSC junior Dave Brown (North Andover, Mass.) posted a 2-1 record on the day at 133 and 141 pounds. Three other Panthers won their only contest of the afternoon - sophomore Jared Raymond (Danville, N.H.) at 133, sophomore Rob Levesque (Berlin, Conn.) at 157, and freshman Rick Simula (Plymouth, N.H.) at heavyweight.
The Panthers have completed wrestling competition for the semester and are taking a timeout for final exams and the holidays. PSC returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 6, in a quad-meet at SUNY Brockport.