Pioneers Drop Tight Contest to Stevens Tech on “Senior Night”

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart University wrestling team closed the home portion of its 2011 schedule with a 22-18 loss to Stevens Tech at the William H. Pitt Center, Wednesday evening.

Graduate student Billy Chamberlain (Shippensburg, Pa.) opened the match with a win by pin just 55 seconds in at the 125 lb. weight class over Brandon Ling.

At the 165 lb. weight class, junior Jonathan Rizzitello (Paramus, N.J.) took on Will Sharkey and came away with a win by decision, 11-5.  In the final match of the night, senior heavyweight Paul Schweighardt (Tinton Falls, N.J.) defeated Ryan Miskanich in a 5-0 decision.

Along with Chamberlain and Schweighardt, Anthony Priore (Garwood, N.J.) and Brandon Lapp (Castleton, N.Y) were honored before the match as a part of the "Senior Night" ceremony.

The Pioneers compete in their final dual meet of the season at Brown on Friday before competing in the East Region Championship on March 5 and 6.

Stevens Tech 22, Sacred Heart 18
125 – Billy Chamberlain (SHU) fell Brandon Ling (ST), :55
133 – Andrew Polidore (SHU) won by forfeit
141 – Ryan Neugebauer (ST) dec. Justin Belanger (SHU),  7-4
149 – C.J. Caserta (ST) maj. Joe Evangelista (SHU)  
157 – Leo Dormann (ST) dec. Anthony Priore (SHU), 4-1
165 – Jonathan Rizzitello (SHU) dec. Will Sharkey (ST), 11-5
174 – Ryan Dormann (ST) fell Zachary Moran (SHU), 4:48
184 – Jason Nowakoski (ST) dec. Sam Sheppard (SHU), 4-2
197 – Vincent Termini (ST) dec. Sam Morrison (SHU), 5-0
285 – Paul Schweighardt (SHU) dec. Ryan Miskanich (ST), 5-0