PSU Wrestling pinned by Norwich

Perreault records Panthers lone win at 149 pounds

            NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University won nine of ten bouts over the Plymouth State University wrestling team to record a 33-6 win in a dual match at Andrews Hall on Wednesday night.  Freshman Jonny Perreault (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) registered a win by fall at 149 pounds to account for all six PSU points.

            The Panthers will wrestle at home for the first time this season when they host a tri-meet on Saturday. 


  Andrews Hall, Northfield, Vt. – Wed., Dec. 7, 2016

  Plymouth State 6, Norwich 33


  * Norwich jumped out to a 9-0 lead after winning bouts at 125, 133 and 141 pounds.  Sophomore Adam Correia (Hopkinton, Mass.) was nipped in a 4-3 decision at 125 pounds, while classmate Joe Aumann (Hopatcong, N.J.) fell in a 3-0 decision at 133 pounds.  Freshman Eddie Bello (West Hartford, Conn.) came up just short in a 5-3 sudden victory loss at 141 pounds.

  * PSU got on the board when Perreault won by fall at 149 pounds.  With the win the rookie improved to 7-4 on the season.

  * Norwich answered with 24 straight points, sweeping the remaining bouts. 

  * Senior Benjamin Swanson needed overtime to register a 12-6 sudden victory over Panther junior Nick Simeti (Pearl River, N.Y.) at 157 pounds.

  * At 174 pounds, sophomore Matt Froio (Cohasset, Mass.) was edged by junior Zachary Gibson (Lithopolis, Ohio) 3-2 in a double overtime tiebreaker.

  * The Panthers also won a pair of exhibition bouts.  Freshman Ricky Diaz (Toms River, N.J.) won by decision, 7-3, at 125 pounds, while junior Michael Allen (Peterborough, N.H.) won by injury over sophomore Zach Morris (South Glens Falls, N.Y.).


  * The Panthers host a tri-meet at ALLWell North on Saturday.  PSU will face Rhode Island College and the University of Southern Maine starting at 11:00 a.m.


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