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Morrisville State falls short in wrestling duals

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College wrestling team fell short Saturday afternoon at the Mustang duals, dropping a 23-22 match decision to Apprentice School and a 19-18 decision to the University of Scranton.

Freshman Wheeler Brunschmid (Sherburne, NY/Sherburne-Earlville) led Morrisville State with two wins Saturday afternoon, his first at the collegiate level, pinning Apprentice’s Austen Damico in 1:18 and defeating University of Scranton’s Stephen Zafarino by a 9-3 decision.

Morrisville State trailed 9-20 to Apprentice, before posting a major decision at 174 and Brunschmid with the pin in the 184 pound class, to bring the Mustangs within one of the Builders. James Button (Harpursville, NY) gave Morrisville the 22-20 lead, posting a major decision over Daniel Hare, heading into the final bout of the match. In the heavyweight class, Apprentice’s Cecil Lee posted a 4-2 decision in the overtime period over James Lamonica (Staten Island, NY) to give the Builders the 23-22 victory.

Results of the dual with Apprentice are the following:

Morrisville 22, Apprentice School 23 MSC-AS
125: Marcus Chevres (AS) def. Justin DeLaMonthe (MSC) 15-7 0-4
133: Joseph Lanza (MSC) def. Daniel Gular (AS) 3-2 3-4
141: David Alexandrea (MSC) def. Tywana Holley, injury defeat 9-4
149: Matt Perry (AS) def. Nate Cross (MSC), major dec. 14-3 9-8
157: Ricky Anderson (AS) def. Rob Carter (MSC), fall 1:45 9-14
165: Will Harcum (AS) def. Mike Ezzo (MSC), fall 1:07 9-20
174: Francois Guerrier (MSC) def. Charles Mills (AS), major dec. 15-5 13-20
184: Wheeler Brunschmid (MSC) def. Austen Damico (AS), fall 1:18 19-20
197: James Button (MSC) def. Daniel Hare (AS), major dec. 19-13 22-20
285: Cecil Lee (AS) def. James Lamonica (MSC) 4-2 OT 22-23

Morrisville State trailed 8-10 to the University of Scranton, before the Mustangs rallied for three straight wins. Mike Ezzo (Sherburne, NY) posted a major decision over Steve Glickman 11-3 at 165 pounds and Chad McCray (Albany, NY) defeated Matt Terry 11-7 at 174 to give Morrisville the five point lead before Brunschmid posted the win over Zafarino at 184 for the Mustangs 18-10 lead. Scranton’s Joe Williams posted a 3-2 decision over Button bringing Scranton within five. In the heavyweight class, Scranton’s Neil Slocum pinned Sam O’Donnell (Cortland, NY) in 5:55, to claim the 19-18 Royals win.

Results of the dual with the University of Scranton are the following:

Morrisville State 18, University of Scranton 19 MSC-SCR
125: James Roth (SCR) def. Joseph Lanza (MSC) 9-7 0-3
133: Justin Delamonthe (MSC) def. Adam Gault (SCR), tech fall 15-0 5-3
141: Mike Ebert (SCR) def. David Alexandrea (MSC), major dec. 13-2 5-7
149: Nate Cross (MSC) def. Tom Manning (SCR) 4-3 8-7
157: Mike Gunther (SCR) def. Robert Carter (MSC) 4-3 8-10
165: Mike Ezzo (MSC) def. Steve Glickman (SCR), major dec. 11-3 12-10
174: Chad McCray (MSC) def. Matt Terry (SCR) 11-7 15-10
184: Wheeler Brunschmid (MSC) def. Stephen Zafarino (SCR) 9-3 18-10
197: Joe Williams (SCR) def. James Button (MSC) 3-2 18-13
285: Neil Slocum (SCR) def. Sam O’Donnell (MSC), fall 5:55 18-19

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

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 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.