January 14, 2006

Bears Split Two Matches In Home Opener

Jan. 14, 2006

Providence, RI - The Brown wrestling team (3-3) opened up the home portion of its 2006 schedule on Saturday at the Pizzitola Center, hosting Boston University and American University. The Bears came away with a split, defeating the Terriers 21-16, after falling to the Eagles 25-12 earlier in the day. American also took a 27-18 win over Boston University. Sophomore Leo Saniuk went 2-0 on the day at 197 lbs. with a 5-1 win over American's Tyler Flatt and a 10-1 win against BU's Elijah Videl. Sophomore Levon Mock's 17-0 win over Orey Hall at 285 lbs. helped secure the victory over the Terriers.

Freshman John Triggas pinned BU's Bryan Matsurra to give the Bears a 6-0 lead in the first match at 133 lbs. The Terriers followed with two straight wins before senior Mike Savino won at 157 lbs. to give Brown a 9-6 edge. BU went on to score ten points in the next three matches to take a 16-9 lead before Saniuk came through with his major decision victory over Videl. Trailing 16-13, Mock pushed Brown ahead by two, 18-16, with ihs five point victory. Sophomore Jeff Schell ensured the win with a 7-0 victory at 125 lbs.

American took seven of ten matches from the Bears to earn its 13 point win. The Eagles recorded three pins to push past BU.

Brown will continue action at Rutgers next Saturday.

American 25, Brown 12
125-Matt Morkel (American) dec. Jeff Schell (Brown), 3-0
133-Jordan Kipp (American) dec. Dan Appello (Brown), 8-3
141-Mark Savino (Brown) FOR
149-Tom Kniezewski (American) dec. Shawn Cully (Brown), 3-2
157-Rudy Rueda (American) dec. Mike Savino (Brown), 4-3
165-Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov (American) major dec. Lenny Marandino (Brown), 17-4
174-Shawn Kitchner (Brown) dec. Anthony Fuschino (American), 9-2
184-Josh Glenn (American) WBF Branden Stearns (Brown), 6:55
197-Leo Sanuik (Brown) dec. Tyler Flatt (American), 5-1
HWT-Adam LoPiccolo (American) dec. Levon Mock (Brown), 8-1

Brown 21, Boston University 16
125-Jeff Schell (Brown) dec. Josh Statum (BU), 7-0
133-John Triggas (Brown) WBF Bryan Matsurra (BU), 1:30
141-Joe Whitaker (BU) dec. Mark Savino (Brown), 6-4
149-Mike Roberts (BU) dec. Mike Ashton (Brown), 5-3
157-Mike Savino (Brown) dec. Justin Blumenthal (BU), 5-2
165-Zach Johns (BU) dec. Shawn Kitchner (Brown), 7-3
174-Chris Tripp (BU) major dec. Matt Gevelinger (Brown), 15-5
184-Tom Sforza (BU) dec. Branden Stearns (Brown), 9-3
197-Leo Saniuk (Brown) dec. Elijah Videl (BU), 10-1
HWT-Levon Mock (Brown) TP5 Orey Hall (BU),17-0, 3:12

American 27, Boston University 18
125- Matt Morkel (American) dec. Bryan Matsurra (BU), 8-3
133-Bith (American) FOR
141- Carlo Ferrandino (BU) FOR
149- Tom Kniezewski (American) dec Mike Roberts (BU), 8-2
157- Justin Blumenthal (BU) dec. Christopher Stout (American), 6-3
165- Zach Johns (BU) dec Rudy Rueda (American), 5-0
174- Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov (American) WBF Chris Tripp (BU) , 1:33
184- Josh Glenn (American) WBF Elijah Videl (BU), (BU), 1:59
197- Tom Sforza (BU) dec. Dwayne Hash-Barberis (American), 12-6
HWT- Adam LoPiccolo (American) WBF Orey Hall (BU), 0:30