MILLERSVILLE, Pa. - The Sacred Heart University wrestling team fell to Liberty, Campbell, and Gardner-Webb in its first year participating in the East Region Duals at Millersville this Friday. Junior Jonathan Rizzitello (Paramus, N.J.) posted a perfect 3-0 record on the weekend.
The Pioneers opened competition with a 36-13 loss to Liberty. Senior Anthony Priore (Garwood, N.J.) posted a win by major decision over Justin Krop, 9-1, in the 157 lb. weight class. At 165, Rizzitello defeated Eli Sanchez, 8-5.
Wrestling in the 174 lb. weight class, sophomore Zachary Moran (Columbia, Conn.) scored a win by pin in 1:52 over Marcus Nielson.
Against Gardner-Webb, Rizzitello was victorious again as he scored a 6-3 decision over John Guthrie. Senior heavyweight Paul Schweighardt (Tinton Falls, N.J.) scored an early pin, just 46 seconds, to defeat Tyler Arrowood.
In his final match of the day, Rizzitello narrowly defeated Ryan Ham of Campbell, 6-5.
Sacred Heart hits the mat again on Sunday as Franklin & Marshall visits the Pitt Center for a 2:00 pm dual.