KING'S POINT, N.Y.-Sophomore Michael Giorgio and freshman Phillip Azzari both picked up victories for Coast Guard but isn't wasn't enough to overcome a pair of pins and a tech. fall by Merchant Marine as the Mariners claimed a 38-8 victory on Thursday night.
Merchant Marine improves to 10-3 in dual meets with the victory while Coast Guard falls to 4-9 on the season.
After a pair of losses to open the match, Giorgio (141) defeated Nathan Twito 18-0 by tech fall at 2:45 to cut the Bears' deficit to 11-5. Following a string of five more Merchant Marine wins Azzari got Coast Guard's second and final victory defeating Ricky Fisher by a final count of 3-1.
Coast Guard returns to action on Sunday, February 9th when the host Bridgewater State and WPI at noon.
125 – Mike Mui (MMA) def. Earl Roberts (CGA) by tech fall, 18-1 (3:56), MMA leads 5-0
133 – Isaac Hammonds (MMA) wins by forfeit, MMA leads 11-0
141 – Michael Giorgio (CGA) def. Nathan Twito (MMA) by tech fall, 18-0 (2:45), MMA leads 11-5
149 – Jack Walsh (MMA) def. Matthew Vieira (CGA) by decision, 7-2, MMA leads 14-5
157 – Ben Stallings (MMA) wins by forfeit, MMA leads 20-5
165 – Jake Walker (MMA) def. Ben Greene (CGA) by fall (2:31), MMA leads 26-5
174 – Patrick Rooney (MMA) def. Daniel Fiorvanti (CGA) by decision, 7-2, MMA leads 29-5
184 – Sam Fry (MMA) def. Cory Geyer (CGA) by fall (3:44), MMA leads 35-5
197 – Phillip Azzari (CGA) def. Ricky Fisher (MMA) by decision, 3-1, MMA leads 35-8
HWT – Brian Walker (MMA) def. Kevin Painten (CGA) by decision, 6-0, MMA wins 38-8