Rutgers 25, Rider 5

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
Release: December 08, 2012
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Zac Cibula beat 9th ranked wrestler
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Rutgers University 25, Rider University 5

NEW BRUNSWICK-The Broncs won two of 10 bouts in a loss at Rutgers Saturday evening. "Rutgers out-wrestled us tonight," said Rider head coach Gary Taylor.  "When they had their opportunities they capitalized on them  We didn't so I give them credit."

For Rider (3-1) senior Zac Cibula (Luxemburg, Wis./Luxemburg Casco) upset the ninth ranked 157 in the nation, Scott Winston.

"Zac had a nice win, beat a good kid," Taylor said.

Cibula improves to 14-5 on the season.

Sophomore Jimmy Morris (Northport, NY/St. Anthony's) won a 2-0 decision to get Rider on the board. Morris improved to 4-0 in duals, 12-5 overall.

"We wrestled well at 133 as well," Taylor said.

Rider junior James Brundage (Ossining, N.Y./Ossining) battled the 10th ranked 174 Greg Zannetti, to a 3-1 decision.

Rutgers improves to 5-0 on the year.

Rider defeated Rutgers five straight times before the Scarlet Knights won the last six meetings, including a 21-12 decision last year when Rutgers was ranked 16th in the nation.

Rider is 12-7 against Rutgers since the series began in 1994-95.

The Broncs are now off until Midlands December 29-30. "We'll be working hard until then to get back to where we were," Taylor said.

174  #10 Greg Zannetti-RUT dec. James Brundage-RID   3-1                    3-0

184  #13 Dan Rinaldi-RUT dec. Clint Morrison-RID           4-0                    6-0

197  Dan Seidenberg -RUT dec. Donald McNeil-RID       5-2                    9-0

Hwt #20 Billy Smith-RUT major dec. Greg Velasco-RID    9-0                    13-0

125  Joe Langel-RUT major dec. Patrick Skinner-RID       8-0                    17-0

133 Jimmy Morris-RID dec. Vinny Dellefave-RUT            2-0                    17-3

141  #20 Trevor Melde-RUT dec. Vinny Fava                   5-3 sv               20-3*


149  Ken Theobold-RUT dec. Curt Delia-RID                   6-4                    22-2

157  Zac Cibula-RID dec.  #9 Scott Winston-RUT            6-4                    22-5

165  Nick Visicaro-RUT dec. #15 Ramon Santiago-RID    4-1                     25-5                

*point deduction from each team

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