Pioneers Edged Out by Millersville, 24-23

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – It came down to the final match of the afternoon, but in the end the Sacred Heart wrestling team fell to Millersville, 24-23-, at the William H. Pitt Center, Friday night.  In the final match, heavyweight Paul Schweighardt (Tinton Falls, N.J.) avoided a pin early in the first round, but ultimately lost the decision, 7-3, to Bradley Ladd.

Freshman Andrew Polidore (Wayne, N.J.) started off the scoring for the Pioneers with a win by technical fall at the 133 lb. weight class.  Senior Anthony Priore (Garwood, N.J.) earnded a win by pin over Dakota Kuhn in 6:52 at 157.

Junior Jonathon Rizzitello (Paramus, N.J.) wrestled to a 5-2 decision at 165, while sophomore Zachary Moran (Columbia, Conn.) took an 11-4 decision at 184.

Next up for SHU is the East Region Duals at Millersville on February 4. 

Millersville 24, Sacred Heart 23
125 – Billy Chamberlain (SHU) win by forfeit
133 – Andrew Polidore (SHU) TF Daniel Calzarrette (MU), 15-0 6:30
141 – Mike Greck (MU) dec. Anthony Ricco (SHU), 5-0
149 – Steve Hess (MU) win by forfeit
157 – Anthony Priore (SHU) fell Dakota Kuhn (MU), 6:52
165 – Jonathon Rizzitello (SHU) dec. Brandon Vernalli (MU), 5-2
174 – Shane Smith (MU) fell Sam Sheppard (SHU), 0:57
184 – Zachary Moran (SHU) dec. Jason Foor (MU), 11-4
197 – Dan Cox (MU) fell Sam Morrison (SHU), 6:18
285 – Bradley Ladd (MU) dec. Paul Schweighardt (SHU), 7-3