BRISTOL, R.I. - Plymouth State College registered victories in two of three matches Saturday at a wrestling quad meet at the Paolino Center at Roger Williams University.
The Panthers had little trouble in defeating the University of Southern Maine, 37-7, and Western New England College, 49-0, but lost to host Roger Williams in a contest that went down to the final individual match, 19-15. It was RWU's first-ever win over Plymouth State, having gone 0-8-1 in the previous nine matches.
The 2-1 record on the day gives PSC a 3-2 mark on the season. The Panthers have now completed competition for the first semester.
Six different Panther wrestlers picked up two victories on the day (not counting forfeits): junior Shaun Cleary (West Keansburg, N.J.) at 141, junior Lee Miller (Concord, N.H.) at 149, sophomore Rich Moskowitz (Amherst, N.H.) at 157, freshman Dan Moskowitz (Amherst, N.H.) at 174, senior Marco Salce (Keene, N.H.) at 184, and sophomore Rick Simula (Plymouth, N.H.) at 285.
At the unofficial halfway point of the season, six Panthers have reached double figures in victories. Cleary leads the team with a 16-5 record, while Simula is 15-5. Dan Moskowitz has a 14-4 record, followed by Rich Moskowitz at 12-4, Salce at 12-5 and senior Nate Buffington (Plymouth, N.H.) at 10-7 at 125 pounds.
The Panthers will compete next on Sunday, Jan. 6th, 2002, at the Williams College Duals (12:00 p.m.).