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Bloomsburg knocks off Hofstra for first win of season

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Bloomsburg University wrestling team started the new year off on the right foot with a 21-14 non-conference victory over visiting Hofstra University on Friday night at the Nelson Field House. The win was the Huskies' first dual win of the season as they improved to 1-4 overall while the Pride dropped to 1-3 overall on the year.

After losses by both junior Willy Girard (Williamstown, Pa/Williams Valley) and redshirt junior Lewis Williams (Bloomsburg, Pa./Central Columbia) to start the night, freshman Aaron Coleman (Iselin, N.J./John F. Kennedy Memorial) got the Huskies on the board with a high-scoring 15-9 decision over Garrett Lambert at 141 pounds to trim the Hofstra lead to 8-3. Coleman fell behind 6-0 early in the first period before recording a reversal and two back points to cut the lead to 6-4 after the opening frame. Coleman took his first lead of the match with four back points in the second period and then extended the advantage to 14-6 early in the third with a reversal and four more back points. However, his major decision effort was thwarted when Lambert scored an escape and a takedown later in the final period. Coleman improved to 6-11 overall and 2-3 in duals this season.

Redshirt junior Grant Bond (Carlisle, Pa./Boiling Springs) followed with a forfeit victory at 149 pounds to give the Huskies a 9-8 lead. Bond improved to 10-4 and became the third Huskies' wrestler to reach double-digit wins on the season.

Junior Nate Newberry (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) picked up a 6-0 decision over Chris Mauriello at 157 pounds to extend the Huskies' advantage to 12-8. Newberry evened his record at 9-9 on the campaign. Then, after a Hofstra win at 165 pounds cut the lead to 12-11, redshirt sophomore Anthony Vetrano (Middletown, N.J./Middletown North) regained the four-point lead with a 3-0 decision over Corey Langner at 174 pounds. Vetrano moved his record to 7-11 on the year and earned his first dual win of the season (1-4).

Fresh off his seventh-place finish at Midlands last weekend, redshirt junior Trevor Allard (Mexico, N.Y./Mexico) earned a 6-4 decision over Trey Rogers at 184 pounds in the most exciting finish of the night. Trailing 1-0 entering the third period, Allard scored an escape and then a quick takedown for a 3-1 advantage early in the final frame. Rogers came back with an escape and a takedown with time winding down to take a 4-3 lead. Allard tied the bout at 4-4 with an escape and then scored a takedown with six seconds left to score the two-point win. Allard improved to 16-9 on the year and moved to 4-1 in duals.

Hofstra's Nezar Haddad gave the Pride a chance with a 6-4 sudden victory over junior Kyle Murphy (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) at 197 pounds to cut the Huskies' lead to 18-14 heading to the heavyweight bout. But, junior Bruce Graeber (Feasterville, Pa./Neshaminy) secured a 3-2 decision over Omar Haddad, earning the deciding point with just over a minute of riding time, to give the Huskies a seven-point victory. Graeber improved to 8-10 overall and 3-2 in duals this season.

The Huskies will look to put a winning streak together when they return to the Nelson Field House on Friday, January 11, to host Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) rival Edinboro University. Action gets underway at 7:00 p.m.

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Results:
125 - Dylan Ryder technical fall over Willy Girard (Williamstown, Pa/Williams Valley) - 20-0 (4:20) [HOF 5-0]
133 - Trent Olson decision over Lewis Williams (Bloomsburg, Pa./Central Columbia) - 5-2 [HOF 8-0]
141 - Aaron Coleman (Iselin, N.J./John F. Kennedy Memorial) decision over Garrett Lambert - 15-9 [HOF 8-3]
149 - Grant Bond (Carlisle, Pa./Boiling Springs) wins via forfeit [BU 9-8]
157 - Nate Newberry (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) decision over Chris Mauriello - 6-0 [BU 12-8]
165 - Ricky Stamm decision over Dominick DeMarco (Franklinville, N.J./Clayton) - 4-1 [BU 12-11]
174 - Anthony Vetrano (Middletown, N.J./Middletown North) decision over Corey Langner - 3-0 [BU 15-11]
184 - Trevor Allard (Mexico, N.Y./Mexico) decision over Trey Rogers - 6-4 [BU 18-11]
197 - Nezar Haddad decision over Kyle Murphy (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) - 6-4 (SV-1) [BU 18-14]
285 - Bruce Graeber (Feasterville, Pa./Neshaminy) decision over Omar Haddad - 3-2 [BU 21-14]

PLAY-BY-PLAY

125 - Willy Girard (Williamstown, Pa/Williams Valley) (Bloomsburg) vs. Dylan Ryder (Hofstra)
Ryder scores a takedown and two back points early in the first round...Ryder adds back points on two near falls to take a 12-0 lead into the second period...Ryder begins the second on the bottom but escapes early...Ryder rolls up Girard and earns additional back points to score the victory via technical fall, 20-0, with riding time.

133 - Lewis Williams (Bloomsburg, Pa./Central Columbia) (Bloomsburg) vs. Trent Olson (Hofstra)
Olson takes down Williams early in the first to take a 2-0 lead, but Williams slides out to narrow deficit to one...Olson scores another takedown just prior to the end of the first period...Olson extends lead to 5-1 with an escape after starting the second period on the bottom...Williams narrowly misses a takedown at the edge of the mat, but the two remain in neutral for the remainder of the period...Williams begins the third period on the bottom...near-back points for Olson prompts a coach's challenge from Hofstra...after review, the ruling is confirmed, and Williams is awarded an escape point to trim lead to 5-2...Williams presses the action late in the third, but is unable to take down Olson...Olson wins via decision, 5-2.

141 - Aaron Coleman (Iselin, N.J./John F. Kennedy Memorial) (Bloomsburg) vs. Garrett Lambert (Hofstra)
Lambert rolls up Coleman and earns four back points with a near fall...Coleman reverses and scores two back points of his own to trail 6-4 at the end of the first period...Coleman starts the second period on top and controls the action early...midway through the period Coleman muscles Lambert onto his back to earn four points...Coleman leads 8-6 after two...Coleman starts the period on the bottom and reverses Lambert to take a 10-6 lead...Coleman hooks lambert in a cradle and earns four more back points with a near fall...Lambert escapes and quickly earns a takedown to trim Coleman's lead to 14-9, but Coleman withstands the late pressure to win via decision 15-9 with riding time.

149 - Grant Bond (Carlisle, Pa./Boiling Springs) (Bloomsburg) wins via forfeit

157 - Nate Newberry (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) (Bloomsburg) vs. Chris Mauriello (Hofstra)
Newberry takes an early lead with a takedown at the 1:00 mark in the first period...Newberry remains on top for the remainder of the period and takes a 2-0 lead into the second...After a neutral start to the second, Newberry hooks Mauriello's leg and earns another takedown...Newberry earns an additional point for stalling late in the period and takes a 5-0 lead into the final period...Newberry starts the third on the bottom and escapes with :25 remaining to win via decision, 6-0.

165 - Dominick DeMarco (Franklinville, N.J./Clayton) (Bloomsburg) vs. Ricky Stamm (Hofstra)
DeMarco and Stamm hand fight for the entire first period but are unable to score any points...DeMarco starts the second period on the bottom but quickly breaks Stamm's hold to take a 1-0 lead...the two remain in neutral for the remainder of the second...A Stamm escape to begin the third period knots the match at 1-1...Stamm scores a takedown with :55 remaining in the third to take a 3-1 lead...Stamm rides out the remainder of the period to earn a 4-1 win with riding time.

174 - Anthony Vetrano (Middletown, N.J./Middletown North) (Bloomsburg) vs. Corey Langner (Hofstra)
Vetrano jumps out to an early 2-0 lead with a takedown just 38 seconds into the first period...Langner nearly escapes late in the first, but Vetrano regains control to ride out the period with a 2-0 lead...Vetrano starts the second on top and maintains control throughout the period to accumulate over four minutes of riding time for the match...Langner receives a stalling warning early in the third period...Vetrano neutralizes several escape attempts by Langner in the period and wins the match via decision, 3-0, with riding time.

184 - Trevor Allard (Mexico, N.Y./Mexico) (Bloomsburg) vs. Trey Rogers (Hofstra)
Allard quickly hooks Rogers' leg, but Rogers is able to evade the takedown and keep the match scoreless after one period...Rogers takes a 1-0 lead with an escape after starting the second period on the bottom...The two remain in neutral for the remainder of the period...Allard works to neutral to tie it at 1-1 with 1:15 remaining, and shoots for a quick takedown just seconds later to take a 3-1 lead...Rogers escapes with :56 remaining to tim Allard's lead to just one...Rogers scores a takedown near the edge of the mat with :20 remaining to take a 4-3 lead, but Allard escapes and takes down Rogers with just :06 left in the match to earn a victory via decision, 6-4.

197 - Kyle Murphy (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) (Bloomsburg) vs. Nezar Haddad (Hofstra)
Haddad breaks the seal with an early takedown...Murphy quickly escapes and scores a takedown of his own to take a 3-2 lead...Haddad powers back to neutral to tie it at 3-3 at the end of the first...Murphy takes a 4-3 lead with an escape to begin the second period...Murphy and Haddad hand fight for the remainder of the period, but neither is able to score...Haddad knots the score at 4-4 with an escape in the third to send the match to overtime...Haddad counters a shoot and takes down Murphy for the 6-4 decision victory.

285 - Bruce Graeber (Feasterville, Pa./Neshaminy) (Bloomsburg) vs. Omar Haddad (Hofstra)
Graeber and Haddad each assessed penalties in the first period...Graeber starts the second period on top and controls Haddad for the majority of the period...Haddad escapes just before sliding off the mat to take a 2-1 lead with :15 left in the second period...Graeber elects to start the second period on the bottom and quickly escapes to tie the match at 2-2, while maintaining 1:22 of riding time...Graeber fends off several late takedown attempts from Haddad to earn a 3-2 decision victory with riding time.

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