LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- The Rider University wrestling team won seven of 10 bouts to earn a 25-11 dual victory over Edinboro Saturday night at Alumni Gymnasium. The win was the Broncs' (4-2, 2-0 EWL) second-straight over the Fighting Scots (1-5, 0-2 EWL).
Rider won the first six bouts to open a commanding 22-0 lead. Jonathan Tropea (Harrington Park, NJ/Saint Joseph Montvale) and Anthony Cefolo (Florham Park, NJ/Hanover Park Regional) each scored bonus points with a major decision at 125 and a fall at 133, respectively. Travis Layton (Woodstown, NJ/Woodstown), Gary Dinmore (Skillman, NJ/Hunterdon Central [Penn State]), Gino Fluri (Blairstown, NJ/North Warren Regional) and #17 Jesse Dellavecchia (Great River, NY/East Islip) followed with decisions.
Edinboro finished with wins in three of the final four bouts, with Michale Fagg-Daves (Somerset, NJ/Franklin) scoring a 7-6 win in overtime at 184 to account for the Broncs' final three points.
Quotes & Notes
"Our kids came out of the Southern Scuffle doing exactly what we asked them to do and what we've worked on since we've gotten home from it. That's where the transition has to occur. You have to trust what we're telling you, you have to be willing to make changes and you have to get confidence and match time - movements, pressures, reactions - in order to get more confidence with it so you can become more successful in those positions."
"I expect to make a good run right now. We've got some bears in the woods out there with Iowa State coming into our gym next Thursday. We travel to Minnesota. We've got Maryland coming in. We have Lock Haven and the rest of our conference teams, with George Mason and Clarion and Bloomsburg. So it's not an easy schedule by any stretch. But it's a schedule that will get us prepared for the conference tournament and the NCAA Championships. But I expect them to put the gas pedal down and drive and push and start climbing uphill." - Rider Head Coach John Hangey
- Dellavecchia now has a team-leading 16 wins on the year, while Cefolo and Layton each won their 12th matches, Fluri won his 11th and Fagg-Daves now has 10 wins.
- Dellavecchia is now 6-0 in dual matches, while Cefolo is 5-1.
- The Broncs return to action Thursday, when they play host to Iowa State at 7 p.m.
125 - Jonathan Tropea (Rider) maj. dec. Arick Shankles (Edinboro), 14-5; Rider leads, 4-0
133 - Anthony Cefolo (Rider) WBF Richie Gomez (Edinboro), 2:28; Rider leads, 10-0
141 - Travis Layton (Rider) dec. Carmine Ciotti (Edinboro), 4-2; Rider leads, 13-0
149 - Gary Dinmore (Rider) dec. Christopher Matzke (Edinboro), 3-1; Rider leads, 16-0
157 - Gino Fluri (Rider) dec. Tim Suter (Edinboro), 8-3; Rider leads, 19-0
165 - #17 Jesse Dellavecchia (Rider) dec. Fritz Hoehn (Edinboro), 6-4; Rider leads, 22-0
174 - Jacob Oliver (Edinboro) TF George Walton (Rider), 3:26; Rider leads, 22-5
184 - Michale Fagg-Daves (Rider) dec. Zach Ancewicz (Edinboro), 7-6 OT; Rider leads, 25-5
197 - Dylan Reynolds (Edinboro) dec. Ethan Laird (Rider), 3-2; Rider leads, 25-8
285 - Jon Spaulding (Edinboro) dec. Ryan Cloud (Rider), 4-1; Rider wins, 25-11