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November 14, 2012

PSU Wrestling drops opener at Norwich

Cronin, Oliverio, Wheeler win bouts for Panthers

            NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Plymouth State University wrestling team dropped its season opener to Norwich University Wednesday evening, 26-10, at Norwich's Andrews Hall Gymnasium.

            The teams alternated wins through the first six bouts, with the Cadets holding an 11-10 lead after the 165-pound match, but Norwich captured the final four matches on the mat to claim the team win.  Norwich, ranked sixth in New England, is 1-0 and PSU is 0-1.

            Plymouth State recorded victories in three weight classes, with junior Alex Cronin (Merrimack, N.H.) recording an 11-6 decision at 133 pounds, senior Cody Oliverio (Brick, N.J.) earning an 11-3 win at 149 pounds, and senior Femi Wheeler (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) posting a 12-7 decision at 165.

            The Panthers have a full day ahead of themselves on Saturday when the team competes at the Doug Parker Invitational at Springfield College.

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