SHU Wrestling Wraps Up Stretch of Six Matches in Two Weeks

Andrew Polidore leads the Pioneers with five wins this season
Andrew Polidore leads the Pioneers with five wins this season

Northeast Duals Results  |  Millersville Dual Results  |  Bloomsburg Duals Results

The Sacred Heart wrestling team recently concluded a two week road trip that included matches at the Northeast Duals and the Bloomsburg Duals.  Sophomore Andrew Polidore (Wayne, NJ) paced SHU with four victories, including a pair of pins against East Stroudsburg and Millersville. The Pioneers were unable to crack the win column as a team because of forfeits in several weight classes.

Sacred Heart (0-7) started its most recent swing at the Northeast Duals in Albany, NY, where the Pioneers locked up with Eastern Michigan and Army.  Eastern Michigan knocked off SHU, 49-3, with Justin Belanger (West Greenwich, RI) earning the Pioneers only points.  The senior secured a 6-4 decision over Corey Phillips at 141 pounds.  Sacred Heart also struggled in a 45-3 loss to the Black Knights in which Polidore brought home SHU's points with a 9-4 verdict over David White at 133 pounds.

The Pioneers stopped to tangle with Millersville University a day before the Bloomsburg Duals.  Sacred Heart only lost two matches of completion but three forfeits, totaling 18 points, proved to be too big of a margin to overcome for SHU.  Polidore posted a pin and Belanger won by major decision to get the Pioneers rolling early.  Joe Evangelista (East Northport, NY) earned a 5-3 overtime victory at 149 pounds while Jonathan Rizzitello (Paramus, NJ) also came away with three points with a decision at 174 pounds.  Zachary Moran (Columbia, CT) dominated his opponent at 184 pounds as the junior racked up 18 points in a triumph via major decision.  However, a Millersville pin and major decision gave the home team a narrow 28-20 win over Sacred Heart.

SHU was blanked in its first match of the Bloomsburg Duals as the Huskies routed the Pioneers, 47-0.  Polidore's early pin versus East Stroudsburg did not provide the spark the team had hoped.  SHU eventually fell to the Warriors, 41-9, with Rizzitello racking up the remaining points with a dramatic 6-5 decision.

The Pioneers rounded out their trip to the Bloomsburg Duals with a solid showing against George Mason.  SHU won more points in matches wrestled, 15-9, but four forfeits gave the Patriots the edge overall, 33-15.  Joe Harris (Massapequa Park, NY), Polidore, and Rizzitello all picked up three-point decisions while Moran pinned Corey Smith at 4:22.

The Sacred Heart wrestling team returns to action December 17 at the Bison Duals for tilts with Bucknell, Princeton, and Central Michigan. 

Eastern Michigan 49, Sacred Heart 3 - at Northeast Duals (November 26, 2011)

125 - Jared Germaine (EMU) WBF Hoe Harris (SHU)
133 - Andrew Novak (EMU) WBF Andrew Polidore (SHU) 3:00
141 - Corey Phillips (EMU) 4 - Justin Belanger (SHU) 6
149 - Jaylyn Bohl (EMU) WBF Joe Evangelista (SHU) 3:00
157 - Aaron Sulzer (EMU) wins by Forfeit
165 - Lester France (EMU) wins by Forfeit
174 - Phillip Joseph (EMU) 3 - Jonathon Rizzitello (SHU) 0
184 - Mike Curby 11 (EMU) - Zachary Moran (SHU) 1
197 - Nick Whitenburg (EMU) WBF Sam Morison (SHU) 3:53
285 - Wes Schroeder (EMU) wins by Forfeit

Army 45, Sacred Heart 3 – at Northeast Duals (November 26, 2011) 

125 - Scott Filbert (Army) F1:14 Joe Harris (SHU) 1:14
133 - David White 2 (Army) - Andrew Polidore (SHU) 9
141 - Connor Hanafee (Army) 8 - Justin Belanger (SHU) 5
149 - Daniel Young (Army) WBF Joe Evangelista (SHU) 1:59
157 - Jimmy Rafferty (Army) wins by forfeit
165 - Coleman Gracey (Army) wins by forfeit
174 - Ryan Tompkins (Army) WBF John Rizzitello (SHU) 4:08
184 - Wil Brown 7 (Army) - Zachary Moran (SHU) 2
197 - Michael Gorman (Army) 8 - Sam Morrison (SHU) 4
285 - Curtis Garner (Army) wins by forfeit

Millersville 28, Sacred Heart 20 – at Millersville (December 2, 2011)

125 - Tyler Mullarkey (Millersville) won by major decision over Joe Harris (Sacred Heart) 18-4
133 - Andrew Polidore (Sacred Heart) won by pin over Nick LaFlair (Millersville) 2:18
141 - Justin Belanger (Sacred Heart) won by major decision over Joshua Ruppert (Millersville) 16-6
149 - Joseph Evangelista (Sacred Heart) won in overtime over Steve Hess (Millersville) 5-3
157 - Zac Wawrzyniak-Bush (Millersville) won by forfeit
165 - Brandon Vernalli (Millersville) won by forfeit
174 - Jonathon Rizzitello (Sacred Heart) won by decision over Shane Smith (Millersville) 5-2
184 - Zachary Moran (Sacred Heart) won by major decision over Ryan Nielsen (Millersville) 18-4
197 - Joel Suter (Millersville) won by pin over Sam Morison (Sacred Heart) 5:45
285 - Bradley Ladd (Millersville) won by forfeit

Bloomsburg 47, Sacred Heart 0 - Bloomsburg Duals
125 - Elliot Zackoski (Bloomsburg) won by major decision over Joe Harris (Sacred Heart) 11-2
133 - Craig Barker (Bloomsburg) won by decision over Andrew Polidore (Sacred Heart) 11-4
141 - Matthew Rappo (Bloomsburg) won by major decision over Justin Belanger (Sacred Heart) 13-5
149 - Bryce Buscler (Bloomsburg) won by tech fall over Joseph Evangelista (Sacred Heart) 4:11 20-4
157 - Michael Testen (Bloomsburg) won by forfeit
165 - Christopher Smith (Bloomsburg) won by forfeit
174 - Mike Dessino (Bloomsburg) won by pin over Jonathon Rizzitello (Sacred Heart) 6:14
184 - Sam Shirey (Bloomsburg) won by decision over Zachary Moran (Sacred Heart) 11-5
197 - Richard Perry (Bloomsburg) won by major decision over Sam Morison (Sacred Heart)
285 - ZacharyWalsh (Bloomsburg) won by forfeit

East Stroudsburg 41, Sacred Heart 9 – Bloomsburg Duals

125 - Zach Jones (ESU) WTF Joe Harris (SHU), 15-0, 7:00
133 - Andrew Polidore (SHU) WBF Chris Davis (ESU), 3:19
141 - Adam Hluschak (ESU) dec Justin Belanger (SHU), 8-3
149 - Andrew Ritchie (ESU) WTF Joe Evangelista (SHU), 15-0, 3:19
157 - Braden Turner (ESU) won by forfeit
165 - Thad Frick (ESU) won by forfeit
174 - Jonathan Rizzetello (SHU) dec Brenden McKeown (ESU), 6-5
184 - James Gonzalez (ESU) WBF Zachary Morgan (SHU), 6:40             
197 - Ed Ebewo (ESU) maj dec Sam Morrison (SHU), 11-2
285 - Joe Blaes (ESU) won by forfeit

George Mason 33, Sacred Heart 15 - Bloomsburg Duals

125 - Joe Harris (SHU) dec Chris Rodriguez (GMU), 10-7
133 - Andrew Polidore (SHU) dec. Rich Lavarato (GMU), 9-6
141 - Danny Herndon (GMU) dec. Justin Belanger (SHU), 9-6
149 - Mike Backackus (GMU) won by forfeit
157 - Jaziah Bethea (GMU) won by forfeit
165 - Ty Knepp (GMU) won by forfeit
174 - Jonathan Rizzitello (SHU) dec. Steve Swayze (GMU), 3-2
184 - Zachary Moran (SHU) WBF Corey Smith (GMU), 4:22
197 - Bagna Tovuuajavm (GMU) WBF Sam Morrison, 6:13
285 - Adam Barnette (GMU) wins by forfeit