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February 7, 2002

PSC finishes dual meets with win over Williams

MILFORD, N.H. - Plymouth State College's wrestling team completed its regular season Thursday night with a 28-20 victory over Williams College in a dual meet held at Milford Middle School.

With the win, Plymouth State finishes the season with a 9-7 dual meet record. The Panthers have not had a losing season in the seven years under head coach Dave Carlson. Williams is now 9-12.

The Panthers and Ephmen each won five individual matches, but PSC had three pins to help the cause. Freshman Dan Moskowitz (Amherst, N.H.) at 165 pounds, senior Nate Buffington (Plymouth, N.H.) at 125 and junior Jared Raymond (Danville, N.H.) at 133 all won by fall for PSC, while senior Marco Salce (Keene, N.H.) won by forfeit at 184 and sophomore Rich Moskowitz (Amherst, N.H.) earned a decision at 157.

Plymouth State will now prepare for its biggest meet of the season, the New England Conference Championships on Feb. 16-17 at Springfield College. Competition begins at 10:30 a..m on Saturday (2/16) and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday (2/17).

The Panthers have several strong contenders for place-winners in various weight classes. Marco Salce goes into the New Englands as the team leader in wins with a 25-9 record, while junior Shaun Cleary (West Keansburg, N.J.) is 24-10 at 141 pounds, Rich Moskowitz is 23-9 at 157, and Dan Moskowitz is 23-11 at 165.

PSC's other wrestlers who have reached double figures in wins include sophomore Rick Simula (Plymouth, N.H.), 19-12 at heavyweight, Nate Buffington, 14-16 at 125 pounds, and Jared Raymond, 11-6 at 133.

Plymouth State placed seventh out of 15 teams at last year's New England Championships.

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