Spartans Go 1-2 at Northeast Duals
Nov. 30, 2013
TROY, N.Y. - The Michigan State wrestling team went 1-2 at the Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y., on Saturday. The Spartans fell to Columbia, 16-15, and Rutgers, 21-18, but rallied to defeat North Carolina, 22-19. MSU is now 5-3 on the season.
Down 16-0 to the Tar Heels, Michigan State won five of the last six matches in the dual to take down UNC. No. 12 Mike McClure sealed the victory with a first-period fall over Bob Coe in 2:19 to give the Spartans a dramatic comeback victory. McClure went 3-0 on the day, as he also defeated Wyatt Baker of Columbia, 7-2, and 16th-ranked Billy Smith of Rutgers, 8-3.
Michigan State returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 8 to face Wisconsin at Jenison Field House in the Big Ten opener at 2 p.m. The match will be televised on BTN.
Columbia 16, Michigan State 15
Rutgers 21, Michigan State 18
125: Scott Delvecchio (RU) sudden victory Hermilo Esquivel (MSU), 10-8. Rutgers leads, 3-0
133: Garth Yenter (MSU) dec. Vincent Dellefave (RU), 6-2. Tied, 3-3
141: Tyson Dippery (RU) tech. fall Brian Gibbs (MSU), 16-1. Rutgers leads, 8-3
149: Ken Theobold (RU) fall Matt Pasqualini (MSU). Rutgers leads, 14-3
157: Anthony Perrotti (RU) dec. No. 19 Ryan Watts (MSU), 10-7. Rutgers leads, 17-3
165: Bobby Nash (MSU) fall Nick Visicaro (RU). Rutgers leads, 17-9
174: Phillip Bakuckas (RU) dec. Kevin Nash (MSU), 8-0. Rutgers leads, 21-9
184: John Rizqallah (MSU) dec. Dan Seidenberg (RU), 2-0. Rutgers leads, 21-12
197: Nick McDiarmid (MSU) dec. Hayden Hrymack (RU), 3-1. Rutgers leads, 21-15
HWT: No. 12 Mike McClure (MSU) dec. No. 16 Billy Smith (RU), 8-3. Rutgers wins, 21-18.
Michigan State 22, North Carolina 19
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