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Hofstra scores 3 pins in 37-7 win over Davidson

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Hofstra recorded three wins by fall and won eight weights in a 37-7 victory over Davidson Friday afternoon at the David S. Mack Physical Education Center. Reece Heller, Ricky Stamm, and Sage Heller all recorded wins by fall.

The Pride moved to 5-5 on the season with its second consecutive win. The Wildcats slipped to 3-7 on the season.

The teams split the first two matches with Dylan Ryder posting a major decision for the Pride at 125 pounds over Cian Fischer. However, Kyle Gorant returned the favor at 133 with a major decision over Justin Hoyle.

Vinny Vespa's 7-0 decision over David Loniewski at 141 pounds started a run of five straight Hofstra wins. Reece Heller followed with his eighth win by fall of the season as he put Will Baldwin on his back at the 2:26 mark. Holden Heller posted a 7-3 decision over Hunter Costa at 157 before Ricky Stamm recorded his first pin of the year at 165, defeating Noah Satterfield in 1:46. Sage Heller ended the run with a pin of his own at 174. Trailing in the match, Sage Heller was able to turn Steven Newell onto his back at the 3:55 mark.

Davidson would get a decision at 184 as Gavin Henry defeated Charles Small, 11-4. The Wildcats forfeited at 197 and Zachary Knighton-Ward closed out the match with a 13-9 decision over Mitchell Trigg at 285 pounds. The win was Knighton-Ward's third win in a row.

The Pride returns to action Saturday at 4:30 p.m. versus Franklin & Marshall and then again at 6 p.m. versus Columbia. Both matches will take place in the Mack Physical Education Center.

Notes:
-Hofstra is 3-0 all-time versus Davidson.
-Hofstra had three falls in its win over The Citadel as well.
-Reece Heller now has a team-high 16 wins on the season.
-Ryder's win was his 30th career victory.

Results:
125: Dylan Ryder (HU) maj. dec. Cian Fischer (DC), 14-4 4-0
133: Kyle Gorant (DC) maj. dec. Justin Hoyle (HU), 14-3 4-4
141: Vinny Vespa (HU) dec. David Loniewski (DC), 7-0 7-4
149: Reece Heller (HU) wbf. Will Baldwin (DC), 2:26 13-4
157: Holden Heller (HU) dec. Hunter Costa (DC), 7-3 16-4
165: Ricky Stamm (HU) wbf. Noah Satterfield (DC), 1:46 22-4
174: Sage Heller (HU) wbf. Steven Newell (DC), 3:55 28-4
184: Gavin Henry (DC) dec. Charles Small (HU), 11-4 28-7
197: Trey Rogers (HU) win by forfeit 34-7
285: Zachary Knighton-Ward (HU) dec. Mitchell Trigg (DC), 13-9 37-7

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