Cards Get Three First-Period Pins to Power Past Trinity, 25-19, in Opening Dual Match

1.7.09

While each of the teams won five bouts during the match in Hartford Thurs., Jan. 7, Wesleyan prevailed over Trinity, 25-19, thanks to three first-period pins.

Chris Alvanos '11 (photo insert lower left) produced the first at 133 pounds, which tied the match at 6-6, while Charles Hoeg '11 (photo insert upper left) put the Cardinals ahead to stay with his six-point effort at 157 pounds, making the score 15-12.

Greg Hurd '10 (main photo), ranked 10th nationally in Division III, clinched the match for Wesleyan when he pinned his Bantam opponent in just 1:01 at 174 pounds, putting the Cardinals ahead 25-12 with two bouts remaining.

Other Wesleyan winners were Josh Berkovic '10 at 165 with a major decision and Tom Oddo '12 at 149 pounds with a decision.

The team heads to Plymouth St. for a tournament Sat., Jan. 10 to close out the week's activity.