ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Oswego State wrestling team came up just short in a 21-19 back-and-forth dual match loss to RIT in Rochester Saturday afternoon. Senior Cameron Mills (Fulton, N.Y.) pinned Tom Armentano in 2:28 at 184 pounds to pull the Lakers to within two points with two bouts remaining, but the squads split three-point decisions to give the host team the victory. Oswego State moved 0-1 in dual competition, while RIT improved to 2-0.
Rory Bruce gave RIT an early 5-0 lead at 125 pounds when he recorded a 16-1 technical fall against Dan Pineada (Fr., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.). However, the Lakers bounced back by winning the next three matches to take a 10-5. Omar Santiago (Jr., Huntington, N.Y.) got the ball rolling with a 5-2 win over Dan Haughton at 133 pounds. Freshman Brad Mayville (Ontario, N.Y.) followed up with a 16-3 major decision against Jake Harvey at 141 pounds, while Justin Patus (So., Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) defeated Adam Hugunine, 4-2, at 149 pounds.
RIT stopped the streak at 157 pounds when Sean Secru defeated Nick Rodgers, 5-1, resulting in the Tigers scoring the 13 points over the next three matches to go ahead 18-10. Mills came up with his critical pin at 184 pounds to pull Oswego State to within 18-16 with two matches left.
In the 197-pound match, Tyler Brent registered a 7-0 win over Michael Conners to give RIT a 21-16 edge. The Lakers’ Kyle Sheridan (Jr., Syracuse, N.Y.) did his best to record a pin at 285 pounds, but managed to come away with a 7-4 win over Nick Stewart.
The Lakers return to the mat next Saturday when they compete at the Doug Parker Invitational hosted by Springfield College.
125: Rory Bruce (RIT) tech. fall Dan Pineda (O) 16-1 (RIT 5, Oswego 0)
133: Omar Santiago (O) dec. Dan Haughton (RIT) 5-2 (RIT 5, Oswego 3)
141: Bradley Mayville (O) maj. dec. Jake Harvey (RIT) 16-3 (RIT 5, Oswego 7)
149: Justin Patus (O) dec. Adam Hugunine (RIT) 4-2 (RIT 5, Oswego 10)
157: Sean Secru (RIT) dec. Nick Rodgers (O) 5-1 (RIT 8, Oswego 10)
165: Tory Cain (RIT) pin Eric Anderson (O) 2:52 (RIT 14, Oswego 10)
174: Nick Fuschino (RIT) major dec. Scott Bova (O) 13-3 (RIT 18, Oswego 10)
184: Cameron Mills (O) pin Tom Armentano (RIT) 2:28 (RIT 18, Oswego 16)
197: Tyler Brent (RIT) dec. Michael Conners (O) 7-0 (RIT 21, Oswego 16)
285: Kyle Sheridan (O) dec. Nick Stewart (RIT) 7-4 (RIT 21, Oswego 19)