Anchormen pick up first win in, 36-10, victory at Plymouth State
Rhode Island College won eight of the 10 bouts on Nov. 28 to defeat Plymouth State University, 36-10, in a New England Wrestling Association dual match at Foley Gymnasium.
RIC junior Adam Lynch, 184 lbs.
The Anchormen, ranked fifth in New England, led 13-10 at the midway point of the match before capturing the final five bouts to easily earn the team victory. Leading the way for the winners were freshman Chris Kelly (Franklin, Mass.) at 141 lbs., sophomore Kyle Humphries (East Longmeadow, Mass.) at 197 and junior Jonathan Murray (Bay Shore, N.Y.) at 125, who all recorded pins over their Panther opponents.
PSU got a major decision from senior Femi Wheeler (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) at 157 lbs. and a win by fall from freshman Chris Perrault (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) at 174.
Kelly led things off for the Anchormen with a pin at 141, and freshman Michael Murphy (North Providence, R.I.) recorded a major decision at 149 to make it 10-0. Wheeler’s victory at 157 put the Panthers on the board, and after junior Kevin Barrucci (Burlington, Mass.) won by decision for RIC at 165, Perrault earned the final win for PSU with a pin at 174.
It was all Anchormen the rest of the way, as junior Adam Lynch (New Milford, Conn.) posted his first win of the season at 184 lbs., Humphries and Murray sandwiched their pins around a decision by Richard Broderick (Roslindale, Mass.) at 285, and junior Silas Murray (Bay Shore, N.Y.) finished off the night with a technical fall at 133 pounds.
Rhode Island College 36, Plymouth State 10
141 lbs. Chris Kelly (RIC) pinned Fred Reisch (PSU) at 2:54
149 lbs. Michael Murphy (RIC) def. Alex Gerhold (PSU), 11-3
157 lbs. Femi Wheeler (PSU) def. Alex LaBeef (RIC), 19-11
165 lbs. Kevin Barrucci (RIC) def. James Matlack (PSU), 10-3
174 lbs. Chris Perrault (PSU) pinned Robert Sotelo (RIC) at 3:27
184 lbs. Adam Lynch (RIC) def. Shawn Kavanaugh (PSU), 9-3
197 lbs. Kyle Humphries (RIC) pinned Matt Moher (PSU) at 2:13
285 lbs. Richard Broderick (RIC) def. Adam Reed (PSU), 3-1
125 lbs. Jonathan Murray (RIC) pinned Ian Richeson (PSU) at 5:41
133 lbs. Silas Murray (RIC) def. Alex Cronin (PSU), 18-2
In upcoming action, RIC will NEWA rival Western New England in its home opener on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center.