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Hofstra beats Bloomsburg convincingly, splits matches with Drexel

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Redshirt senior Ricky Stamm went 3-0 on the day, including a win at a higher weight class, as Hofstra wrestling took on Bloomsburg and Drexel from inside the David S. Mack Physical Education Center on Saturday, February 6. The Pride won in a convincing 41-6 result over the Huskies of Bloomsburg, pushing Hofstra's dual-meet record to 2-1, while they won six of 12 matches against the Dragons.

Junior Dylan Ryder scored the first points of the day for Hofstra with his second win by fall of the season at 125 pounds by way of pin at 5:19 of the match. Redshirt senior Garrett Lambert followed up Ryder with 13-4 major decision victory over Antoine Allen in the 133 pound match for his second win of the season.

After a defeat at 141 pounds put the team score at 10-6, Hofstra reeled off seven straight victories, with three coming by way of major decision and two technical falls. Graduate student Greg Gaxiola picked up another win in a Hofstra singlet with an 8-0 major decision at 149 pounds, and junior Holden Heller scored a 5-0 win by decision at 157 pounds. Stamm bullied his opponent in the 165 pound match en route to a 26-10 tech fall win at 6:29 of the match, and again won decisively in an extra match at 174 pounds, scoring a second-period pin.

Redshirt freshman Ross McFarland picked up his third win of the year with a pin just seconds into the third period of his 174 pound match. Senior Charles Small kept the wins coming for Hofstra at 184 pounds with a 17-2 tech fall win over Buridano Stolfi in the third period. Junior Trey Rogers scored his second win in a row with a 22-9 major decision at 197 pounds, and redshirt junior Zachary Knighton-Ward concluded the meet with a 17-4 major decision victory at 285 pounds.

There were an additional six matches between Hofstra and Bloomsburg that did not count towards the team score. In addition to Stamm at 174, wrestling in these matches for Hofstra was redshirt sophomore Matthew Templeton (133), sophomore Justin Hoyle (141), redshirt junior Charlie Kane (149), freshman Joe McGinty (157), and sophomore Reece Heller.

Ryder made it two wins on the day with an 8-0 major decision against Drexel's Kyle Waterman, the first of six victories for the Pride against their EIWA rival. Hoyle picked up his first win of the season at 141 pounds with a 7-3 decision of Vince Foggia, while Holden Heller scored a 19-3 tech fall win at 6:06 of the 157 pound match. McGinty earned a hard-fought 6-1 decision win over Max Livingston at second 157 pound match before Stamm made it three wins in three matches with a commanding 17-6 major decision against Luke Scanlan at 165 pounds.

Against Michael O'Malley, ranked #9 in the country at 174 pounds by InterMat, Ross McFarland battled hard in a 3-0 decision defeat. At 285 pounds, Knighton-Ward made quick work of Derek Rose with a win by fall at 2:40 of the match.

Bloomsburg and Drexel wrestled each other in a dual meet with no team score. Drexel claimed victory in six of the 10 matches held against Bloomsburg.

The Pride will return to the mat very quickly as they have a date with EIWA foe Sacred Heart on Tuesday, February 9, from Fairfield, Connecticut.

NOTES:
-Hofstra improves its all-time record against Bloomsburg to 6-4.
-Hofstra won nine out of 10 matches for the second time this season. This previously happened against Long Island University in a 38-3 victory.
-Ricky Stamm is now 4-0 on the year and improves his career record to 47-23.
-Trey Rogers has outscored his opponents 46-18 in his last two matches.
-Against 2020 NCAA Championship qualifier Alex Carida, Joe McGinty earned a 5-1 decision for his first collegiate win.

Hofstra 41, Bloomsburg 6
125: Dylan Ryder (HU) wbf. Willy Gerard (BU), 5:19 6-0
133: Garrett Lambert (HU) maj. dec. Antoine Allen (BU), 13-4 10-0
141: Josh Mason (BU) wbf. Vinny Vespa (HU), 3:41 10-6
149: Greg Gaxiola (HU) maj. dec. Christian Gannone (BU), 8-0 14-6
157: Holden Heller (HU) dec. Alex Carida (BU), 5-0 17-6
165: Ricky Stamm (HU) tech fall Gavin Hale (BU), 26-10 (6:29) 22-6
174: Ross McFarland (HU) wbf. Tanner Culver (BU), 5:18 28-6
184: Charles Small (HU) tech fall Buridano Stolfi (BU), 17-2 (5:38) 33-6
197: Trey Rogers (HU) maj. dec. Chase Dull (BU), 22-9 37-6
285: Zachary Knighton-Ward (HU) maj. dec. Jarrett Walters (BU), 17-4 41-6

Extra Matches:
133: Antoine Allen (BU) dec. Matthew Templeton (HU), 11-5
141: Josh Mason (BU) dec. Justin Hoyle (HU), 3-2
149: Christian Gannone (BU) dec. Charlie Kane (HU), 9-7
157: Joe McGinty (HU) dec. Alex Carida (BU), 5-1
165: Reece Heller (HU) tech fall Gavin Hale (BU), 16-1 (1:52)
174: Ricky Stamm (HU) wbf. Tanner Culver (BU, 4:31

Hofstra vs. Drexel
125: Dylan Ryder (HU) maj. dec. Kyle Waterman (DU), 8-0
133: Chandler Olson (DU) dec. Garrett Lambert (HU), 6-3
141: Tyler Williams (DU) maj. dec. Vinny Vespa (HU), 13-0
141: Justin Hoyle (HU) dec. Vince Foggia (DU), 7-3
149: Jared Donahue (DU) dec. Charlie Kane (HU), 7-1
149: Luke Nichter (DU) dec. Greg Gaxiola (HU), 7-2
157: Holden Heller (HU) tech fall Felix Belga (DU), 19-3 (6:06)
157: Joe McGinty (HU) dec. Max Livingston (DU), 6-1
165: Ricky Stamm (HU) maj. dec. Luke Scanlan (DU), 17-6
174: Michael O'Malley (DU) dec. Ross McFarland (HU), 3-0
285: Zachary Knighton-Ward (HU) wbf. Derek Rose (DU), 2:40
133: Jaxon Maroney (DU) dec. Garrett Lambert (HU), 7-2

Drexel vs. Bloomsburg
133: Jaxon Maroney (DU) maj. dec. Antoine Allen (BU), 10-0
149: Jared Donahue (DU) maj. dec. Christian Gannone (BU) 14-0
149: Gabe Oronato (DU) wbf. Christian Gannone (BU), 2:12
157: Alex Carida (BU) maj. dec. Max Livingston (DU), 9-0
157: Alex Carida (BU) dec. Felix Belga (DU), 4-0
165: Evan Barczak (DU) tech fall Gavin Hale (BU), 24-9 (2:44)
174: Tanner Culver (BU) maj. dec. Nathan Lapinski (DU), 17-5
184: Joshua Stillings (DU) dec. Buridano Stolfi (BU), 8-4
197: Bryan McLaughlin (DU) tech fall Chase Dull (BU), 18-3 (4:36)
285: Jarrett Walters (BU) wbf. Derek Rose (DU), 1:05

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