WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Oswego State wrestling team snapped a five-match losing streak by splitting close dual meets with Williams College and Southern Maine at Williams on Sunday.
The Lakers topped the host school, 24-15, after suffering a 22-18 loss to Southern Maine in the opening dual.
Against Williams, the Lakers jumped out to a 9-0 lead thanks to a forfeit and a 3-2 win by Matt Callari (Fr., Williamsville, N.Y.) at 133 pounds.
Oswego State and Ephs split a pair of one-point matches at 141 and 149 pounds. Brandon Heffernan (Sr., Martville, N.Y.) earned a 2-1 win for the Lakers, while Brad Mayville (Fr., Ontario, N.Y.) was edged 4-3.
Nick Rodgers (Sr., Owego, N.Y.) extended Oswego State’s lead to 15-3 with a 6-0 win at 157 pounds.
Scott Bova (Fr., Poughquay, N.Y.) did his part with a 7-4 win at 174 pounds and then Cameron Mills (Sr., Fulton, N.Y.) cruised to a 6-0 win, pushing the Laker lead to 21-8 and sealing the win.
Williams managed to win the final two matches, but it was not enough to catch the Lakers.
In the opening dual, Oswego State split the 10 matches with Southern Maine, but were out-pinned 2-1 in a 22-18 loss.
After falling behind 9-0, the Lakers cracked the scoreboard at 141 pounds when Michael Gentilcore (So., Rochester, N.Y.) scrambled for a 10-9 victory.
The Huskies won the next two matches, extending their lead to 16-3, but the Lakers rallied starting with Rodgers fighting his way to a 12-8 win at 165 pounds followed by Bova’s 6-4 win at 174 pounds.
The comeback continued with a pin by Mills in just 58 seconds, pulling Oswego State to within one point.
However, the Huskies countered with a very quick pin in the second period at 197 pounds to seal the match win.
Kyle Sheridan (Jr., Syracuse, N.Y.) did finish the dual on a high note with a 4-2 win for the Lakers at heavyweight.
The Lakers won three of four exhibition matches in the dual with Southern Maine. Mayville, Denvol Haye (Fr., Hempstead, N.Y.) and Branden Jones (Fr., Palmyra, N.Y.) all notched victories.
Oswego State will take two weeks off to prepare for the ECWC Championships in Brockport on Feb. 25.
Oswego State 24, Williams College 15
125: Williams Forfeit
133: Matt Callari (OSW) dec. Dan Evangelakos (Williams) 3-2
141: Ces Antista (Williams) dec. Brad Mayville (OSW) 4-3
149: Brandon Heffernan (OSW) dec. Carson Brooks (Williams) 2-1
157: Nick Rodgers (OSW) dec. Scott Sanderson (Williams) 6-0
165: Kyle Gaffney (Williams) tech fall Eric Anderson (OSW) 6:45, 17-2
174: Scott Bova (OSW) dec. Mir Henglin (Williams) 7-4
184: Cameron Mills (OSW) dec. Dan Kurnick (Williams) 6-0
197: Nikola Mirkovic (Williams) maj. dec. Edward Rose (OSW) 10-2
285: Tom Foote (Williams) dec. Kyle Sheridan (OSW) 9-4
University of Southern Maine 22, Oswego State 18
125: Jake Rasque (USM) pinned Kevin Ramkishun (OSW) 2:24
133: William Cole (USM) dec. Matt Callari (OSW) 6-5
141: Michael Gentilcore (OSW) dec. Cinjin Goewey (USM) 10-9
149: Peter Gilman (USM) dec. Brandon Heffernan (OSW) 2-0
157: Logan Russell (USM) maj. dec. Justin Patus (OSW) 11-2
165: Nick Rodgers (OSW) dec. Jake DiPini (USM) 12-8
174: Scott Bova (OSW) dec. Sean Fagan (USM) 6-4
184: Cameron Mills (OSW) pinned Kyle Foyt-Bridges (USM) 0:58
197: Joseph Chartier (USM) pinned Edward Rose (OSW) 3:10
285: Kyle Sheridan (OSW) dec. Dan Suarez (USM) 4-2
141: Brad Mayville (OSW) dec. Logan Toussant (USM) 6-0
141: Denvol Haye (OSW) maj. dec. Joshua Robbins (USM) 10-1
157: Jack Shea (USM) pinned Sam Farfaglia (OSW) 6:53
285: Branden Jones (OSW) pinned Mathew Bubar (USM) 2:0