Rider earns 28-15 road EWL win at Bloomsburg

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Dean Sherry (Brick, NJ/Brick Township) earned his first win by fall this season as part of the Rider University wrestling team's 28-15 road EWL victory over Bloomsburg Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Broncs improve to 8-4 (5-1 EWL), while the Huskies drop to 3-9 (1-5 EWL).

The teams each won a decision in the first two matches, with Jonathan Tropea (Harrington Park, NJ/Saint Joseph Montvale) taking a 9-8 win over Willy Girard at 125. A pair of injury defaults gave Rider the next 12 points and the Broncs wouldn't trail the rest of the way.

Nationally-ranked No. 14 Jesse Dellavecchia (Great River, NY/East Islip) scored a 10-2 major decision over Alex Carida at 165, before Sherry pinned Gavin Hale at 2:29 to give the Broncs a 25-6 lead. Ethan Laird (Waterford, PA/General McLane) closed out the Rider scoring with a 3-1 decision over Kyle Murphy at 197.

Quotes & Notes
"It was good to see Jesse and Tropea back on track today. We let a few other matches get away by not finishing them. We will get back to work and continue to prepare for Minnesota, Maryland and the EWL's." - Rider Head Coach John Hangey

- The win was Dellavecchia's team-leading 20th of the year, while Laird's was his 16th, good for second on the team.
- Rider closes out the EWL slate at 5-1.
- The Broncs return to action Thursday, Feb. 21, when they travel to Minnesota. The match is set to begin at 8 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (CT).

125 - Jonathan Tropea (Rider) dec. Willy Girard (Bloomsburg), 9-8; Rider leads, 3-0
133 - Shawn Orem (Bloomsburg) dec. Anthony Cefolo (Rider), 12-7; Match tied, 3-3
141 - Travis Layton (Rider) wins by injury default; Rider leads, 9-3
149 - Evan Fidelibus (Rider) wins by injury default; Rider leads, 15-3
157 - Nate Newberry (Bloomsburg) dec. Gino Fluri (Rider), 5-4; Rider leads, 15-6
165 - #14 Jesse Dellavecchia (Rider) maj. dec. Alex Carida (Bloomsburg), 10-2; Rider leads, 19-6
174 - Dean Sherry (Rider) WBF Gavin Hale (Bloomsburg), 2:29; Rider leads, 25-6
184 - Trevor Allard (Bloomsburg) dec. Michale Fagg-Daves (Rider), 4-3; Rider leads, 25-9
197 - Ethan Laird (Rider) dec. Kyle Murphy (Bloomsburg), 3-1; Rider leads, 28-9
285 - Bruce Graeber (Bloomsburg) WBF Ryan Cloud (Rider), 6:21; Rider wins, 28-15


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