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Golden Bears Defeat Daniel Webster, Plymouth State on Senior Day

Golden Bears Defeat Daniel Webster, Plymouth State on Senior Day
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 14, 2016) - The Western New England University wrestling team posted wins over both Daniel Webster College and Plymouth State University this afternoon on senior day at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.

The Golden Bears opened the day with a 36-19 victory over Daniel Webster, before topping Plymouth State 30-16.

Wrestling at home for the final time in his collegiate career, heavyweight Oumar Keita (Springfield, Mass.), the lone senior on Western New England's roster, went 1-1 in his two bouts. Keita capped the Golden Bears' victory against Plymouth State with an 11-9 decision over junior Alex Cesare, after dropping a 9-4 decision to Daniel Webster's Alex Kane, who he defeated earlier this season.

Sophomore Austin Sisco (Denville, N.J.) went 2-0 on the day, accepting a forfeit against Daniel Webster before pinning Plymouth State's Zack Cassidy at 3:51 in a 141-pound bout. Sisco, who now has 21 pins this season, needs just two more to match Jamison Sacco's single-season program record of 23.

Junior Andrew Cole (Ogdensburg, N.Y.) and sophomore Lamont Wallace (New Rochelle, N.Y.) also posted 2-0 records for the Golden Bears. Cole pinned Travis Guthrie of Daniel Webster in 1:49 and claimed a 3-0 decision over Plymouth State's Justin Montgomery, while Wallace accepted a Daniel Webster forfeit before pinning Kyle Fletcher of Plymouth State in 6:20. Wallace trailed Fletcher 8-1 in the third period before securing a late pin.

Western New England (11-13), which has now achieved its highest win total since the 1998-99 campaign, will be back in action next Sunday at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Futures Tournament, hosted by Roger Williams University.

Results:

Western New England vs. Daniel Webster
125: Tim McLinden (WNE) won by forfeit
133: Austin Sisco (WNE) won by forfeit
141: Lamont Wallace (WNE) won by forfeit
149: Mike Garone (WNE) won by forfeit
157: Seth Carter (DW) won by forfeit
165: Wilson Pellot (DW) def. Yuri Gulak (WNE) by major decision (15-1)
174: Devin Visconti (DW) def. Patrick Canavan (WNE) by technical fall (19-4)
184: Andrew Cole (WNE) def. Travis Guthrie (DW) by pinfall (1:49)
197: Brian Donovan (WNE) won by forfeit
285: Alex Kane (DW) def. Oumar Keita (WNE) by decision (9-4)

WNE def. DW (36-19)

Western New England vs. Plymouth State
125: Mike Garone (WNE) won by Forfeit
133: Joey Aumann (PS) def. Tim McLinden (WNE) by decision (6-0)
141: Austin Sisco (WNE) def. Cassidy (PS) by pinfall (3:51)
149: Lamont Wallace (WNE) def Fletcher (PS) by pinfall (6:20)
157: Joe Miano (WNE) won by forfeit
165: Clay Callahan (PS) def. Yuri Gulak (WNE) by pinfall (1:45)
174: Matt Froio (PS) def. Patrick Canavan by decision (7-0)
184: Andrew Cole (WNE) def. Justin Montgomery (PS) by decision (3-0)
197: Bruce McLee (PS) def. Brian Donovan by decision (4-2)
285: Oumar Keita (WNE) def. Alex Cesare (PS) by decision (11-9)
WNE def. PS (30-16)