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February 8, 2003

PSC swept in Trinity quad-meet

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Plymouth State College wrestling team had an unsuccessful trip to Connecticut Saturday, dropping all three duals in a quad-meet hosted by Trinity College.

The Panthers were defeated by Johnson & Wales, 23-16, Springfield College, 33-10, and Trinity, 35-10. The losses drop PSC's record in duals this season to 4-8.

Several Panther individuals had solid afternoons despite the team losses, led by sophomore Dan Moskowitz (Amherst, N.H.). He won all three of his bouts at 149 pounds, improving his season mark to 15-6. Junior 184-pounder Nate Kittredge (Vergennes, Vt.), junior heavyweight Rick Simula (Plymouth, N.H.) and senior Shaun Cleary (West Keansburg, N.J.) all won two of their three matches. Kittredge improved his season record to 19-4 and Simula is now 22-8.

Cleary, who is ranked #2 in New England at 141 pounds, had his 15-match individual winning streak stopped with an 8-1 decision to Springfield's Keith Polosky, the top-ranked 141-pounder in New England. Cleary still has a sparkling 31-3 record.

Junior Rich Moskowitz (Amherst, N.H.) won a major decision against Trinity in his only match at 157 pounds, and sophomore Justin Homsey (Newton, N.H.) won his only bout at 133 pounds against Johnson & Wales.

PSC competes in its final dual meet of the season this Thursday, facing Williams College in Milford, N.H. (7:00 p.m.).

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