Golden Bears Fall to Rhode Island College in Dual Meet Opener, 22-15

Golden Bears Fall to Rhode Island College in Dual Meet Opener, 22-15

Donovan, Nelson, Goodall & LaRusso post wins for Western New England  

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (December 2, 2016) – The Western New England University wrestling team opened its dual meet schedule with a 22-15 loss to Rhode Island College this evening in New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) action at RIC's Recreation Center.

Top Performers
• Senior captain Brian Donovan (Manchester, Conn.), sophomore Josh Nelson (Bristol, Conn.), and freshmen Davey Goodall (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Chase LaRusso (Enfield, Conn.) all posted wins for the Golden Bears.

Match Review
• The Anchormen won the first four bouts of the evening to open up a 13-0 lead.
• LaRusso got the Golden Bears on the board at 149 pounds, defeating RIC freshman Thomas Mountain (Hope, R.I.) in a 7-2 decision.
• Goodall and Nelson recorded consecutive wins at 165 and 174, respectively, while freshman John Boyle (Rowley, Mass.), ranked No. 4 in New England at 184, dropped a 3-2 decision to No. 5 ranked Michael Gallagher (Narragansett, R.I.) as the Anchormen extended their lead to ten (22-12).
• Donovan capped the night with a 7-3 victory over junior Javante Johnson (Wakefield, R.I.) at 197.

Up Next
Western New England (0-1) returns home to host New England College next Friday night, while RIC (1-0) travels to Plymouth State for a tri-match with Southern Maine next Sunday. 

Individual Results: Rhode Island College (1-0), Western New England (0-1)

285 lbs.: John Georges (RIC) dec. Dom Liquori (WNEU), 2-1

125 lbs.: Daniel Murray (RIC) Major Decision Giovanni Rios (WNEU), 15-4

133 lbs.: Michael Scaraveli (RIC) dec. Tim McLinden (WNEU), 10-7

141 lbs.: Jake Dorman (RIC) dec. Austin Roche (WNEU), 7-1

149 lbs.: Chase LaRusso (WNEU) dec. Thomas Mountain (RIC), 7-2

157 lbs.: Zach Ford (RIC) Win By Fall Lamont Wallace (WNEU), 3:58

165 lbs.: Davey Goodall (WNEU) Win By Fall Tim Caplan (RIC), 4:31

174 lbs.: Josh Nelson (WNEU) dec. Sam Lindblom (RIC), 9-6

184 lbs.: Mike Gallagher (RIC) dec. John Boyle (WNEU), 3-2

197 lbs.: Brian Donovan (WNEU) dec. Javante Johnson (RIC), 7-3