Abusheery posts lone win for Panthers
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Junior Steve Abusheery (North Attleboro, Mass.) posted the lone win for Plymouth State University as the Panthers dropped a wrestling dual meet to Western New England University, 37-3, at the Alumni Healthful Living Center on Saturday.
Abusheery earned a 6-4 decision at 149 pounds to account for the Panthers' scoring.
Plymouth State 3, Western New England 37
Plymouth State (0-8)
Western New England (9-7)
How it Happened:
* Abusheery topped Andre Piedrahita at 149 pounds for Plymouth State's three points.
* The Panthers dropped two weight classes by the narrowest of margins, as freshman Billy Dunn (Sudbury, Mass.) fell by a 7-5 margin in a first sudden victory period at 165 pounds.
* Senior Matt Froio (Cohasset, Mass.) was nipped by Josh Nelson, 2-0, at 197 pounds.
* Sophomore Dylan da Silva (Bayville, N.J.) lost an 8-2 decision in a match-up with two of the top wrestlers in New England at 184 pounds.
Inside the Numbers:
* Abusheery picked up his tenth career win.
* da Silva, ranked fifth in New England at 184 pounds, fell to second-ranked John Boyle.
* Western New England is ranked ninth in the latest New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) poll.
* The Panthers will compete in the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship at Johnson & Wales in two weeks, Feb. 23 and 24.
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