January 10, 2014

Bears Drop a Pair on Day One of 2014 Lycoming Whitehill Duals

LYCOMING, Pa.-The Coast Guard wrestling team had three individuals record victories but it wasn't enough as the Bears dropped a pair of head-to-head match-ups at the 2014 Lycoming Bud Whitehill Duals. The defeats drop the Bears to 0-3 on the young season.

Ithaca 31 - Coast Guard 12

Sophomore Thomas Porzillo defeated Dominick Giacolone in the 141-pound weight class with an injury fall at 3:24 and junior Joel Wyman earned a pin against Cris Ramirez at 3:27 in the heavyweight division.

Ithaca would win the other eight contests, including a forfeit at 133 en route to a 31-12 victory over Coast Guard.

Freshman Matthew Vieira (149) and senior Luke Taylor (174) both dropped narrow decisions in their respective bouts. Vieira fell 3-1 to Eamonn Gaffney while Taylor dropped a heartbreaking 6-5 decision to Carlos Toribio.

125 - Henry Beaman (Ithaca) over Earl Roberts (Coast Guard) Dec 13-7
133 - Alex Gomez (Ithaca) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
141 - Thomas Porzillo (Coast Guard) over Dominick Giacolone (Ithaca) Inj 3:24
149 - Eamonn Gaffney (Ithaca) over Matthew Vieira (Coast Guard) Dec 3-1
157 - Kevin Collins (Ithaca) over Steve Kidwell (Coast Guard) Dec 5-1
165 - Kristopher Schimek (Ithaca) over Benjamin Greene (Coast Guard) Fall 4:40
174 - Carlos Toribio (Ithaca) over Lucas Taylor (Coast Guard) Dec 6-5
184 - Liam Korbul (Ithaca) over Cory Geyer (Coast Guard) Maj 10-1
197 - Mathew Booth (Ithaca) over Phillip Azzari (Coast Guard) Dec 8-2
285 - Joel Wyman (Coast Guard) over Cris Ramirez (Ithaca) Fall 3:27

Wisconsin-Stevens Point 35 - Coast Guard 9

In the second match of the day, Wyman won his second contest by pin at 3:35 over Luke Hoffmann in the heavyweight division. Vieira, who dropped a close decision earlier in the day, picked up a narrow 8-7 victory in the nightcap.

But those were the only two victories Coast Guard recorded as Wisconsin-Stevens Points won by a 35-9 margin. Once again the Bears suffered a forfeit loss in the 133-pound weight class but on the whole were more competitive in their second match of the bay.

Porzillo, who won earlier in the day, fell by a 3-2 decision to Lance Fabry while junior Benjamin Green (165) fell 7-5 in his bout to make up the near-misses for the Bears.

125 - Ryan Osse (Wis.-Stevens Point) over Earl Roberts (Coast Guard) Dec 6-2
133 - David Granatelli (Wis.-Stevens Point) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
141 - Lance Fabry (Wis.-Stevens Point) over Thomas Porzillo (Coast Guard) Dec 3-2
149 - Matthew Vieira (Coast Guard) over John Roycraft (Wis.-Stevens Point) Dec 8-7
157 - Jamey Simmons (Wis.-Stevens Point) over Steve Kidwell (Coast Guard) Fall 6:33
165 - Logan Hermsen (Wis.-Stevens Point) over Benjamin Greene (Coast Guard) Dec 7-5
174 - Dylan Diebitz (Wis.-Stevens Point) over Daniel Fiorvanti (Coast Guard) Dec 6-0
184 - Andy Borchardt (Wis.-Stevens Point) over Cory Geyer (Coast Guard) Fall 4:50
197 - Dustin Wozniak (Wis.-Stevens Point) over Phillip Azzari (Coast Guard) TF 17-2
285 - Joel Wyman (Coast Guard) over Luke Hoffmann (Wis.-Stevens Point) Fall 3:35

Coast Guard returns to action on Saturday with a 10:30 am meet against Case Western.

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