PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Norwich University won six of the 10 bouts Wednesday night to defeat Plymouth State College 23-19 in a wrestling match at Foley Gymnasium.
Norwich, which came into the match tied for eighth in the New England Division III rankings, improves to 1-0, while PSC, which was tied for sixth in the rankings, drops to 0-1.
The Cadets won five of the first six matches to take a 17-6 lead, with Norwich getting victories from sophomore Jeremy Fox (Brockton, Mass.) at 141, freshman Dan Whalen (York, Maine) at 149, freshman Glenn Brown (Richmond, Vt.) at 157, freshman Jarrod Powell (Canton, Ohio) at 174 and freshman Silver Oghayore (Bridgeport, Conn.) at 184.
The Panthers, who got a pin from freshman Dan Moskowitz (Amherst, N.H.) at 165 pounds, battled back to win the next three duals and take a 19-17 lead. Senior Marco Salce (Keene, N.H.) and sophomore Rick Simula (Plymouth, N.H.) earned decisions at 184 pounds and heavyweight, respectively, and senior Nate Buffington (Plymouth, N.H.) pinned his opponent at 125.
Norwich clinched the match, though, when sophomore Daryl Buttrick (Eliot, Maine) picked up a forfeit victory at 133 pounds.
The Panthers return to action this Saturday (Nov. 17) at the Oneonta State (N.Y.) Invitational.
NU 23, PSC 19
141 lbs. Jeremy Fox (NU) def. Charlie Kenna (PSC), 10-3 149 lbs. Dan Whelan (NU) def. Shaun Cleary (PSC), 3-2 157 lbs. Glenn Brown (NU) def. Chris Bartlett (PSC), 9-0 165 lbs. Dan Moskowitz (PSC) def. Josh Jenson (NU), Fall 3:16 174 lbs. Jarrod Powell (NU) def. Chris Villa (PSC), 12-2 184 lbs. Silver Oghayore (NU) def. Taylor Kruse (PSC), 7-2 197 lbs. Marco Salce (PSC) def. Sean Ryburn (NU), 11-7 HWT Rick Simula (PSC) def. Cosmo St. John (NU), 8-0 125 lbs. Nate Buffington (PSC) def. Pat DeGraaf (NU), Fall 0:49 133 lbs. Daryl Buttrick (NU) won by default