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    Rutgers dominates in home EIWA tri-meet

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- The Rutgers wrestling team (8-3, 3-0 EIWA) swept its two matches in a home conference tri-meet with Franklin & Marshall (0-5, 0-4 EIWA) and Princeton (1-3, 1-3 EIWA). The Scarlet Knights defeated the Diplomats 36-3 and the Tigers 38-6. Princeton earned a 25-14 victory over F&M in the third match of the day.

    "We are wrestling well right now," said head coach Scott Goodale. "I am glad we won some matches late, and I thought we wrestled hard. The EIWA is a great wrestling league and we are just trying to get as many wins as possible in the conference. Everything we do is to take steps towards that ultimate goal and we're excited about it."

    Redshirt sophomore David Greenwald (Union, N.J.), freshman Scott Winston (Jackson, N.J.), senior Matt Pletcher (Eastampton, N.J.), junior Karim Mahmoud (Wallington, N.J.) and redshirt sophomore DJ Russo (Netcong, N.J.) all went 2-0 on the day. Greenwald pinned both of his two opponents and Winston won by technical fall in each of his two bouts. The Scarlet Knights racked up four pins, three technical falls and two major decisions in the two matches. RU opens its conference campaign 3-0 for the first time since 1996-97.

    There is no rest for the weary, as Rutgers gets right back to wrestling in the Nittany Lion Tournament on Sunday, Dec. 7, in State College, Pa.

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