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January 19, 2005

Plymouth State Wrestling defeats Southern Maine

    GORHAM, Maine - Plymouth State University parlayed pins from sophomore Brandon Black (Keene, N.H.) and senior Nate Kittredge (Vergennes, Vermont) Wednesday evening to a 27-16 win over the University of Southern Maine in a college wrestling match.

            Plymouth State improves to 3-9 in dual meets, while Southern Maine drops its second consecutive to stand at 6-4 overall.  PSU has now won all 11 meetings against Southern Maine in the series history.

Black, wrestling in the 165-pound weight class, pinned Husky freshman Shane Stephenson (Pine Bush, N.Y.) in 6:09, while Kittredge earned a pin over USM freshman Adam Cueto (Lawrence, Mass.) in 5:57 at 184 pounds.  Kittredge's win was his team-leading 20th of the season and his fifth pin of the campaign.

The Panthers also earned wins from freshman Chris Greenwood (Manchester, N.H./ West) at 125, senior Dave Preciado (Stoneham, Mass.) at 133, senior Dan Moskowitz (Amherst, N.H.) at 157, and junior Nick Gurney (Dixfield, Maine) at 174.

            Freshman Jeff Warren (Kensington, N.H.) earned a pin for Southern Maine at 149 pounds.  Co-captains senior Phil Hamilton (Skowhegan, Maine/Skowhegan) and junior Matt Waite (Canton, Maine/Mt. Blue) each earned wins for the Huskies with back-to-back 3-1 decisions at 197 and 285.

            Both teams return to action Sunday, Jan. 23, at the New England Dual Meet Championships, hosted by Bridgewater State College.  Matches begin at 11 a.m. 

  (Courtesy of Southern Maine Sports Information)

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