PSU Wrestling drops opener to RIC, Southern Maine

PSU Wrestling drops opener to RIC, Southern Maine

Jarvis wins twice for Panthers 

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Will Jarvis (Toms River, N.J.) won twice to lead the Plymouth State University wrestling team in a tri-match with Rhode Island College and Southern Maine at the Bank of New Hampshire Field House at ALLWell North on Saturday afternoon.

            Plymouth State came up on the short end of both decisions, falling to the Anchormen 38-3 before losing to Southern Maine 36-9.

            Jarvis was a clear bright spot for the Panthers, winning both of his bouts on the day, including one by fall.

            Southern Maine topped RIC in the middle match of the day by a 29-9 margin.

            Plymouth State drops to 0-2, while RIC moves to 1-1 and USM opens the year 2-0.


            The Basics:

            Plymouth State 3, Rhode Island College 38

            Plymouth State 9, Southern Maine 36


            Plymouth State (0-2)

            Rhode Island College (1-1)

            Southern Maine (2-0)


            How it Happened:

  • Jarvis was the lone Panther to score team points in the match with Rhode Island College, briefly giving the team a 3-0 lead after a 5-4 win by decision at 125 pounds to open the day.
  • RIC earned wins at the remaining nine weight classes to cruise to the win.
  • Sophomore Warren Young (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) and freshman Trevor O'Mara (Litchfield, N.H.) picked up their first collegiate wins in exhibition bouts.
  • Jarvis kicked off the Southern Maine match with a win by fall, pinning the opposition in 4:03 to give the Panthers a 6-0 lead.
  • Freshman Tyler O'Mara (Litchfield, N.H.) earned a 10-4 decision at 141 pounds to earn three points and break a 6-6 tie, but the Huskies would win out from there.
  • Trevor O'Mara would pick up another exhibition win, this time by a 12-6 decision, while freshman Greg Spero (Atkinson, N.H.) earned an 8-4 decision in an exhibition match at 133 pounds.


            Inside the Numbers:

  • Plymouth State wrestled freshmen in six of the ten weight classes against each opponent.
  • Southern Maine was ranked sixth in the most recent New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) poll.


            Straight From the Coach's Mouth:

            "With a very young team, we wrestled really well today," said head coach Eric Bergeron. "The mistakes we made are easily fixable, but we are changing the culture of this program and these guys are at the ground floor of that. Will [Jarvis] was the heart of the team today and was ready for a seven-minute war both times. We will build on today's performances over the next week as we get ready for NEC."


            Up Next:

  • Plymouth State visits New England College next Saturday (Nov. 9) for a 5:00 p.m. dual.



– 30 –