December 8, 2012

Durso, Murano Post Pair of Victories

BOSTON, Mass. - Richard Durso and Andrew Murano each notched a pair of victories on the day as the Franklin & Marshall wrestling team fell to Brown and Boston University in dual meet action on Saturday.

The Diplomats (1-2) dropped a 24-12 decision to Brown (1-0) earlier in the day, before falling 25-16 to Boston University (2-0) in a match that came down to the final bout. 

Trailing 6-0 after the opening two bouts against Brown, Durso and Murano evened the score with back-to-back wins by decision. Durso downed Cortlandt Chote at 149 pounds 6-1, while Murano took down Zachary Tannenbaum at 149 by an 8-4 count.

Colin Lahiff (165) and Colin Gironda (285) also earned victories by decision for the Diplomats, but the Bears were triumphant in four of the final six matchups, including a pair of pins, to take the match.

In the nightcap against the Terriers, 125-pounder Aaron Moldoff gave F&M an early 4-0 advantage with a convincing 12-0 major decision over Mike Mayo. Boston University's B.J. Suitor registered a 10-4 win over Robert Ruiz at 133 to pull the match within one, 4-3, but Durso and Murano came through with two tight wins by decision to extend the F&M edge to 10-3. Durso topped Tyler Scotten 5-3, and Murano followed up with a 7-5 triumph over Colin Saunders.

The Terriers then mounted a comeback as they recorded two major decisions and two technical falls throughout the ensuing four bouts to grab a 21-10 lead. Isaiah Cromwell pulled the Diplomats within striking distance, 21-16, with a pinning of Kristian Meyer in just 30 seconds at 197, but Kevin Innis sealed the win for Boston University with a 10-2 major decision at 285.

The Diplomats return to action tomorrow at Sacred Heart at 11:00 a.m.

Brown 24, Franklin & Marshall 12

Bout-by-Bout Winner def. Loser Type Score – Running Score: (F&M-BU)

125: William Watterson (BU) dec. Aaron Moldoff (F&M), 11-5 (3-0)
133: Christian Martino (BU) dec. Robert Ruiz (F&M), 7-3 (6-0)
141: Richard Durso (F&M) dec. Cortlandt Chote (BU), 6-1 (6-3)
149: Andrew Murano (F&M) dec. Zachary Tannenbaum (BU), 8-4 (6-6)
157: Christopher Howard (BU) dec. Eric Norgard (F&M), 12-8 (9-6)
165: Colin Lahiff (F&M) dec Zachary Reese (BU), 4-0 (9-9)
174: Guiseppi Lanzi (BU) dec. Adam Schroeder (F&M), 7-1 (12-9)
184: Ophir Bernstein (BU) pinned Paul Alessandrini (F&M), 1:07 (18-9)
197: Sterling Hecoxl (BU) pinned Isaiah Cromwell (F&M), 1:14 (24-9)
285: Colin Gironda (F&M) dec. Marcos Aranda (BU): 7-3 (24-12)

Boston University 25, Franklin & Marshall 16

Bout-by-Bout Winner def. Loser Type Score – Running Score: (F&M-BU)

125: Aaron Moldoff (F&M) major dec. Mike Mayo (BU), 12-0 (4-0)
133: B.J. Suitor (BU) dec. Robert Ruiz (F&M), 10-4 (4-3)
141: Richard Durso (F&M) dec. Tyler Scotton (BU), 5-3 (7-3)
149: Andrew Murano (F&M) dec. Colin Saunders (BU), 7-5 (10-3)
157: Nestor Taffur (BU) major dec. Rob King (F&M), 21-8 (10-7)
165: Mitchell Wightman (BU) technical fall Colin Lahiff (F&M), 16-0, 4:50.5 (10-12)
174: Kyle Czarnecki (BU) major dec. Adam Schroeder (F&M), 12-1 (10-16)
184: Alex Najjar (BU) technical fall Paul Alessandrini (F&M), 20-4, 3:17 (10-21)
197: Isaiah Cromwell (F&M) pinned Kristian Meyer (BU), 0:30 (16-21)
285: Kevin Innis (BU) major dec. Chuckie Kerkesner (F&M): 10-2 (16-25)