Bears Split at Trinity

HARTFORD, Conn. – A trio of Coast Guard wrestlers won both of their matches as the Bears split a pair of matches at Trinity, in the final dual meets of the season.

Freshmen Michael Palomba and Matthew Vieira along with senior Luke Taylor all picked up two wins on the afternoon.

In the first match of the day, a 22-16 loss to Rhode Island College, the Bears won four of the ten matches.

Palomba won by pin in 5:37 at 157 pounds and Taylor won by major decision 13-2 at 174 pounds.

Vieira won a 7-1 decision at 149 pounds and freshman Phillip Azzari won a 7-5 decision at 197 pounds in the loss to the Anchormen.

Coast Guard would bounce back with a 31-12 win over Trinity in their second match as the Bears won seven of the ten matches including a pair of forfeit wins  at 125 and 133.

Junior Mike Giorgio recorded the only pin of the match in 3:09 at 141 pounds.

Vieira won a 5-4 decision at 149, Palomba won 8-4 at 157, Taylor won 5-1 at 174 pounds and freshman Cory Geyer recorded a 10-0 major decision win at 184 pounds.

The Bears finish the dual meet portion of the season with a record of 7-10.

 

RIC 22, COAST GUARD 16

125 – R - Jonathan Murray d. Earl Roberts, 10-2 (0-4)
133 – R - Silas Murray d. Nate Giorgio, 9-2 (0-7)
141 – R - Ricondo Cole d. Mike Giorgio, 4-2 (0-10)
149 – C - Matthew Vieira d. Chris Kelly, 7-1 (3-10)
157 – C - Michael Palomba d. Kevin Barrucci, WBF (9-10)
165 – R - Brandon Conrad d. Ben Greene, 4-1 (9-13)
174 – C - Luke Taylor d. Justin Caparco, 13-2 (13-13)
184 – R - Kyle Humphries d. Cory Geyer, WBF (13-19)
197 – C - Phillip Azzari d. Brohen Krsulic, 7-5 (16-19)
285 - R - John Georges d. Kevin Painten, 4-2 (16-22)


COAST GUARD 31, TRINITY 12

125 - C - Earl Roberts wins by forfeit (6-0)
133 - C - Nate Giorgio wins by forfeit (12-0)
141 - C - Mike Giorgio d. Scott Gonzalez, WBF at 3:11 (18-0)
149 - C - Matthew Vieira d. Jeremy Rees,5-4 (21-0)
157 - C - Michael Palomba d. John Williams, 8-4 (24-0)
165 - T - Evan Robinson d. Ben Greene, 7-4 (24-3)
174 - C - Luke Taylor d. Kyle Lundberg, 5-1 (27-3)
184 - C - Cory Geyer d. Michael Ragazzi, 10-0 (31-3)
197 - T - Petros Hologitas d. Phillip Azzari, 8-2 (31-6)
285 - T - Kyle McGuire d. Kyle Levy, WBF at 2:46 (31-12)

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