Da Silva wins at 184, Simeti places at 157
GORHAM, Maine – Freshman Dylan Da Silva (Bayville, N.J.) won four bouts to take the title at 184-pounds, while senior Nick Simeti (Pearl River, N.Y.) won four times to earn sixth place at 157-pounds to lead the Plymouth State University wrestling team to an 11th place finish at the annual Ted Reese Invitational hosted by the University of Southern Maine on Saturday.
Plymouth State earned 46 total points on the day. Coast Guard took home the team title with four first place finishes and 166 total points, with Southern Maine (159) and Castleton (138) rounding out the top three. PSU finished just one point behind NCAA Division II American International College for 10th place.
Da Silva continued his impressive start to the season to improve his individual record to 10-1. He opened the day with a pin of Carlos Garcia of New England College, before earning three straight wins by decision to take the title.
Simeti kicked off the tournament with back-to-back pins. After falling by decision to Jack Reilly of Trinity College, he rebounded to win two more times by decision before dropping a pair of narrow 5-4 decisions to end up in sixth.
Senior Moises Diaz (Manchester, N.H.), freshman Ben Potts (Barnstable, Mass.) and classmate Sam Goldberg (Holliston, Mass.) all won twice for the Panthers. Diaz had two pins at 165-pounds, while Potts earned one pin at 157-pounds. Goldberg went 2-2 while competing at the 133-pound weight class.
The Panthers are at home for a dual meet with Norwich University on Wednesday (Dec. 6) at the Bank of New Hampshire Field House in ALLWell North. The first bout is set for 6:00 p.m.
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