The Hofstra Pride move to 3-2 with this win over Drexel in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) which they joined this year. Hofstra (5-6 overall) put five ranked wrestlers on the mat for this Friday night dual and all came away victorious rolling over the Dragons 29-9.

     Jamie Franco (18-6, ranked as high as 18th) got the Pride off to a good start with a series of takedowns and riding time to post a 9-0 major decision at 125 pounds. Jamel Hudson, ranked 19th improved to 15-4 with a solid 10-2 major, using a double leg attack late in his 133 pound match. Luke Vaith (21-4), Hofstra's highest ranked wrestler at 7th, scored on a handful of takedowns and overhead cradles winning 20-5 at 141. Cody Ruggirello won 3-0 at 149 and is ranked 25th with a 18-7 record. Joe Booth used a series of low singles to secure a 12-4 decision at 165 pounds. Booth, a graduate student from Drexel is now 25-5 on the year and ranked 12th. 

     Hofstra takes on EIWA nemesis Binghamton next on February 7th at 7:00 PM in the Mack Arena.

Hofstra's Luke Vaith takes down Drexel's David Pearce. The 7th ranked Vaith picked up a 20-5 technical fall to win the 141 pound bout. Hofstra went on to win eight of the ten bouts to defeat Drexel 29-9 in EIWA action.



             HOFSTRA  29           DREXEL  9


125- Jamie Franco (H) d. Tanner Shoap (D) 9-0

133- Jamel Hudson (H) d. Kevin Devoy (D) 10-2

141- Luke Vaith (H) tf. David Pearce (D) 20-5

149- Cody Ruggerillo (H) d. Matt Cimato (D) 3-0

157- Austin Sommer (D) d. Jahlani Callender (H) 5-3

165- Joe Booth (H) d. Jason Fugiel (D) 12-4

174- Frank Affronti (H) d. Kevin Matyas (D) 6-4 OT

184- Victor Pozsonyi (H) d. Alex DiCiantis (D) 4-2

197- Brandon Palik (D) p. Zeal McGrew (H) 1:12

285- Mike Hughes (H) d. Joe Giogio (D) 8-1