Troy, NY - The Hofstra Wrestling team dropped four matches, including three to Top 25 ranked opponents, at the 10th Annual Journeymen/Asics Northeast Duals at Hudson Valley Community College Saturday afternoon.

The Pride dropped decisions to Bloomsburg (24-10), #10 Oklahoma (36-6), #11 Central Michigan (24-9) and #23 Purdue (32-8). Hofstra is now 0-6 in dual matches this season.


Junior Luke Vaith (Hastings, MN) and senior Paul Snyder (Greensburg, PA) led the Pride with three victories in four matches. Vaith,
ranked eighth at 141 pounds by Amateur Wrestling News, is 8-3 on the year. Snyder, who had a win by forfeit in Hofstra's finale against Purdue among his three victories, is 7-3 on the year.

Senior Steve Bonanno (Wantagh, NY), ranked ninth at 125 pounds by AWN this week, was 2-2 in the Northeast Duals. Bonanno is now 5-4 on the year.


Senior Matt Spataro (Garfield, NJ) and sophomore Jermaine John (Brooklyn, NY) were the only other Pride members to record a victory on the day, each going 1-3. Spataro is now 8-8 at 149 pounds while John is 6-5 at 174 pounds.


In the first match against Bloomsburg, Vaith recorded a 19-7 major decision over Simon Kitsiz, Bonanno posted an 8-3 win over Sean Boyland and John notched a 7-2 win over Chris Smith but the Huskies won the other seven matches on the way to the 24-10 victory. The Pride led 7-3 in the contest after three classes before the Huskies won six of the next seven.


In match two against the 10th-ranked Sooners of Oklahoma, the Pride won the first match and the last match but the Sooners won the rest in a 36-6 victory. Bonanno defeated Kyle Garcia, 10-5 and Snyder downed Keldrick Hall, 8-2 at 285. The Sooners were 2-1 on the day to improve to 3-1 on the season.


Match three against 11th-ranked Central Michigan was tied at 6-6 after four matches before the Chippewas won fiveof the final six matches. Vaith defeated Nick Hodgkins, 12-5 at 141, Matt Spataro edged Jared Porter, 2-1 in overtime at 149 and Snyder defeated Mike Murray, 7-0 at 285 for the Pride.


The Pride's Northeast Duals finale saw Hofstra win just two matches, including one by forfeit, and lose a team-point on a disqualification at 165 pounds. Luke Vaith edged 20th-ranked Brandon Nelson, 4-3 in two overtimes. Snyder won the final match of the day by forfeit at 285.


The Pride return to action this Friday, November 30 when they travel to Bethlehem, PA to face the 21st-ranked Mountain Hawks of Lehigh at 7 p.m.


Bloomsburg 24, Hofstra 10

125 -  #9 Steve Bonanno (H) dec. Sean Boylan (B), 8-3
133 -  Nick Wilcox (B) dec. Jamie Franco (H), 8-2
141 -  #8 Luke Vaith (H) maj. dec. Simon Kitsiz (B), 19-7
149 - Josh Roosa (B) dec. Matt Spataro (H), 5-3
157 - Frank Hickman (B) tech fall Jay Lysne (H), 5:58
165 - Josh Veltre (B) dec. Nick Terdick (H), 10-4
174 - Jermaine John (H) dec. Chris Smith (B), 7-2
184 -  Andre Petroski (B) dec. Taras Luzhnyy (H), 4-2
197 -  Richard Perry (B) maj. dec. Tim Murphy (H), 15-6  
285 -  Justin Grant (B) dec. Paul Snyder (H), 3-2  

#10 Oklahoma 36, Hofstra 6

125 - #9 Steve Bonanno (H) dec. Kyle Garcia (O), 10-5
133 - #10 Cody Brewer (O) maj. dec. Jamie Franco (H), 14-6
141 - #1 Kendric Maple (O) dec. #8 Luke Vaith (H), 4-0
149 - #5 Nick Lester (O) tech fall Matt Spataro (H), 5:32
157 - Justin DeAngelis (O) WBF Jay Lysne (H), 1:20
165 -  #6 Patrick Graham (O) WBF Nick Terdick (H), 4:19
174 - Matt Reed (O) WBF Jermaine John (H), 0:56
184 -  Greg Wilson (O) dec. Taras Luzhnyy (H), 9-3
197 -  Brad Johnson (O) dec. Tim Murphy (H), 8-3  
285 - Paul Snyder (H) dec. Keldrick Hall (O), 8-2

#11 Central Michigan 24, Hofstra 9

125 - Christian Cullinan (CM) dec. #9 Steve Bonanno (H), 5-1
133 - #3 Scott Sentes (CM) dec. Jamie Franco (H), 8-2
141 - #8 Luke Vaith (H) dec. Nick Hodgkins (CM), 12-5
149 - Matt Spataro (H) dec. Jared Porter (CM), 2-1 OT
157 - Dakota Cooley (CM) dec. Jay Lysne (H), 10-6
165 - Mike Ottinger (CM) dec. Nick Terdick (H), 5-0
174 - Anthony Bill (CM) dec. Jermaine John (H), 3-1
184 - Ben Bennett (CM) tech fall Taras Luzhnyy (H), 6:14
197 - Jackson Lewis (CM) dec. Tim Murphy (H), 6-0
285 - Paul Snyder (H) dec. Mike Murray (CM), 7-0

#23 Purdue 32, Hofstra 8

125 - Cam Eppert (P) dec. Steve Bonanno (H), 5-2
133 - #8 Cashe Quiroga (P) dec. Jamie Franco (H), 8-4
141 - #8 Luke Vaith (H) dec. #20 Brandon Nelson (P), 4-3 in 2OT
149 - #13 Ivan Lopouchanski (P) dec. Matt Spataro (H), 7-3
157 - Tommy Churchard (P) tech fall Jay Lysne (H), 5:59
165 -  Pat Robinson (P) wins by DQ over Nick Terdick (H) **
174 - Doug Welch (P) dec. Jermaine John (H), 8-2
184 -  Patrick Kissel (P) dec. Taras Luzhnyy (H), 5-4
197 -  Braden Atwood (P) WBF Tim Murphy (H), 1:43
285 - Paul Snyder (H) won by forfeit
** - minus one team point