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Morrisville State wrestling opens season with 1-3 record at Electric City Duals

SCRANTON, Pa. – Morrisville State College wrestling opened the 2010-11 season with a win over Penn State-Dubois, but fell in three straight matches to post a 1-3 record at the Electric City Duals held at the University of Scranton Saturday.

The Mustangs defeated Penn State-Dubois 30-18 in the first match of the day, fueled by a 125 pound weight class pin by Justin Delamothe (Cross River, NY) over opponent Nick Bogacki in 1:26. Dante Epps (Uniondale, NY) posted a 3-1 decision in the 141 pound weight class for the Mustangs, while Goodson Phillipe (Brentwood, NY) pinned his opponent in 4:52. Morrisville State pulled away in the final five matches, posting four wins with Antonio Hernandez (Binghamton, NY) in the 165 pound weight class with an 8-2 decision, Jeremy Hoyte (Hempstead, NY) at 174 with a 7-2 decision, Joseph Rodriguez (Port Chester, NY) with a 10-9 decision at 184 pounds, and Clarence Sharrock (Sleepy Hollow, NY) at heavyweight with a pin in 3:52.

Against Apprentice, Morrisville State posted two wins, a tech fall by Delamothe and 5-4 decision by Josh Manuel (Nichols, NY) in the 29-8 loss.

In the first of two afternoon matches on the day, Scranton pulled away in the final five weight classes to post a 27-13 victory over Morrisville State. Manuel posted a 7-1 decision at 141, Anthony Statini (Beacon, NY) a 10-3 win at 149 pounds and Phillipe a 7-4 decision at 157 for the Mustangs, before Josue Cardenas (Port Chester, NY) completed Morrisville State scoring with a major decision at 197.

Delamothe and Epps posted tech fall wins in their matches against UMBC opponents as Morrisville State fell 43-10. Delamothe defeated his opponent 16-0 and Epps 17-1 to score the lone match points for the Mustangs.

Morrisville State returns to the mats Saturday at the Ithaca College Bomber Invitational in Ithaca.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.