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Rutgers Wrestling Drops 19-15 Contest to Navy
Scarlet Knights win five of 10 bouts
  • Posted on January 26, 2013 10:20:22 PM
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    Freshman heavyweight Billy Smith earned a 8-5 decision over Dan Miller.

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Jan. 26, 2013) – In a tightly-contested match that came down to the last bout of the evening, the Rutgers wrestling team fell to Navy, 19-15, in Annapolis, Md., Saturday. The Scarlet Knights, led by sixth-year head coach Scott Goodale, won five of the 10 contested bouts.

    Rutgers moved to 14-3 overall (6-1 EIWA), dropping its first conference matchup of the season. The Midshipmen improved to 4-1 (1-1 EIWA). The Scarlet Knights are now 6-21 all-time against Navy, ending a four-match win streak over Midshipmen. Goodale is now 4-2 all-time against Navy.

    Senior 184-pounder Dan Rinaldi (Lodi, N.J.), ranked No. 11, continued to move up Rutgers’ all-time wins list, downing No. 20 Mason Bailey of the Midshipmen in double-overtime, 5-0, with a reversal and three-point nearfall. Rinaldi is now tied for 10th on the school’s list with 102 career victories.

    The match started at 174 pounds with a two ranked opponents as No. 12 senior Greg Zannetti (Edison, N.J.) dropped a 9-6 decision to No. 14 Mathew Miller of Navy. After a Rinaldi win and an RU loss at 197 pounds, the Scarlet Knights won four-straight bouts.

    Freshman heavyweight Billy Smith (Wantage, N.J.) started it off, earning a 8-5 decision over Dan Miller. Senior 125-pounder Joe Langel (Howell, N.J.) continued with a 5-2 decision over Patrick Prada of the Midshipmen. Junior Vincent Dellefave (Toms River, N.J.) then tallied a hard-fought 6-5 decision over Navy’s Colton Rasche at 133 pounds before senior 141-pounder Trevor Melde (Hewitt, N.J.) finished off the Rutgers wins, notching a 2-0 win with an escape and the riding time advantage against Navy’s Joe Locksmith.

    Rutgers led 15-9 following Melde’s win, but Navy won three-straight bouts to take the match.  

    After a week off from competition, the Scarlet Knights continue the season at home on Friday, Feb. 8, hosting Bloomsburg in College Ave. Gym at 6:30 p.m.

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding Rutgers wrestling, follow the program on Twitter (@RUWrestling). Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on our social media outlets along with www.ScarletKnights.com.

    Navy 19, Rutgers 15

    Dual started at 174 pounds

    174:  No. 14 Mathew Miller (Navy) dec. No. 12 Greg Zannetti (RU), 9-6

    184:  No. 11 Dan Rinaldi (RU) dec. No. 20 Mason Bailey (Navy), 5-0 (TB1)

    197:  Oscar Huntley (Navy) pinned Hayden Hrymack (RU), 4:20

    HWT:  Billy Smith (RU) dec. Dan Miller (Navy), 8-5

    125:  Joe Langel (RU) dec. Patrick Prada (Navy), 5-2

    133:  Vincent Dellefave (RU) dec. Colton Rasche (Navy), 6-5

    141:  Trevor Melde (RU) dec. Joe Locksmith (Navy), 2-0

    149:  Raymond Borja (Navy) major dec. Ken Theobold (RU), 19-9

    157:  Bobby Burg (Navy) dec. Scott Winston (RU), 9-2

    165:  Peyton Walsh (Navy) dec. Nick Visicaro (RU), 11-5

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