#3 Wrestling Takes Down #7 Roger Williams 21-12

#3 Wrestling Takes Down #7 Roger Williams 21-12
BRISTOL, RI  – At the NEWA Duals, the Johnson & Wales University wrestling team snapped a seven-match losing streak to Roger Williams. On Friday the Wildcats started their own winning streak as No. 3 JWU beat the seventh-ranked Hawks, 21-12.

The win improved the Wildcats' record to 22-1, setting a school record for victories.

The Wildcats got out to an early lead with Mike Labell's (Stanhope, NJ) 5-4 win at 174 pounds over Taylor Shay. Decisions by #6 Khamri Thomas (Windsor Locks, Conn.) at 197 pounds and No. 9 Bobby Jordan (Nutley, NJ) at 125 pounds tied the match at 9-9.

Fourth-ranked Jay Albis (Fishkill, NY) put JWU ahead for good with his 8-3 decision at 133 pounds. Sophomore Joe Ferinde (Nutley, NJ) gave the Wildcats a six-point cushion by winning 4-3 at 141 pounds. The Wildcats put the match out of reach when Desmond Towns (Morristown, NJ) prevailed 5-2 at 157 pounds and No. 7 Stephen Jarrell (East Greenwich, RI) got a last-second victory to win 9-8 at 165 pounds.

The Wildcats have their final dual meet of the season when they travel to Southern Maine for a 12 p.m. bout.

#3 Johnson & Wales 21, #7 Roger Williams 12

Weight Class                                                                                                                       Match Score

174    Mike Labell (JWU) over Taylor Shay (RWU) (Dec 5-4)                                               3-0
184    Joe Albina (RWU) over Michael DiNardo (JWU) (Fall 5:20)                                             3-6
197    #6 Khamri Thomas (JWU) over Christopher Francis (RWU) (Dec 8-5)                             6-6
285    #5 Kyle Foster (RWU) over Jonah Aurelio (JWU) (Dec 4-1)                                             6-9
125    #9 Bobby Jordan (JWU) over Nick Barbaria (RWU) (Dec 5-4)                                         9-9
133    #4 Jay Albis (JWU) over Jason Jacobi (RWU) (Dec 8-3)                                                 12-9
141    Joe Ferinde (JWU) over Justin Cochran (RWU) (Dec 4-3)                                               15-9
149    Tyler Gazaway (RWU) over Jamiel Stapleton (JWU) (Dec 9-6)                                        15-12
157    Desmond Towns (JWU) over Ty Herzog (RWU) (Dec 5-2)                                              18-12
165    #7 Stephen Jarrell (JWU) over Alec Golner (RWU) (Dec 9-8)                                          21-12