LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall was victorious in four matches against Brown on Saturday morning at the Mayser Center, but the Bears outlasted the Diplomats, 30-17, in Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) action. The Diplomats are now 0-9 on the year, while the Bears move to 1-2.
Richard Durso (141) and Colin Ely (197) each notched major decision wins for the Diplomats, while Matt Fullowan (174) registered a win by decision. Alex Henry (285) earned the other F&M points of the match via forfeit.
Durso was once again impressive on the mat for F&M as he led from start to finish in a 13-4 major decision over Zachary Tanenbaum. Leading 5-0 heading into period three, Durso went to work in the final frame with two takedowns and a two-point nearfall to earn his team-leading 15th win of the season.
Ely defeated Marcos Aranda, 10-2, to tally four points for the Diplomats at 197. The senior took control right from the start with a takedown halfway through period one, and capped off the major decision with a pair of takedowns in the third period.
At 174, Fullowan took down Richard McDonald, 3-1, for his seventh win by decision this year. Fullowan earned the first points of the bout with an escape early on in period two, before taking down McDonald at the 1:07 mark of period three to record the win.
Henry added six points for F&M with a forfeit victory at the heavyweight spot for his second win of the year.
F&M will next square off against EIWA foe Harvard at 3:00 pm this afternoon in the Mayser Center.
Brown (BROW) 30.0 Franklin & Marshall (F&M) 17.0
125: Billy Watterson, BROW, pinned David Hershberger, F&M, 5:24.
133: Christian Martino, BROW, dec. Robert Ruiz, F&M, 10-9.
141: Richard Durso, F&M, maj. dec. Zachary Tanenbaum, BROW, 13-4.
149: Richard Bailey, BROW, dec. Andrew Murano, F&M, 10-5.
157: Giuseppi Lanzi, BROW, pinned Eric Norgard, F&M, 6:58.
165: Patrick Labuz, BROW, pinned Chris Bache, F&M, 0:19.
174: Matt Fullowan, F&M, dec. Richard McDonald, BROW, 4-1.
184: Ophir Bernstein, BROW, pinned Matt Latessa, F&M, 2:59.
197: Colin Ely, F&M, maj. dec. Marcos Aranda, BROW, 10-2.
285: Alex Henry, F&M, forf.