BOSTON, Mass - It was a milestone night for SHU Wrestling as the team picked up its first dual meet victory of the 2013-14 season. In fact, this was the first victory for the Pioneers since February 13th, 2010. Sacred Heart University defeated Davidson College 22-19 at the neutral site of Case Gymnasium on the campus of Boston University.
SHU Wrestling earned this long awaited victory in dramatic fashion as the dual meet was decided in the final match of the evening, where Nick Lupi (Huntington, NY) used two takedowns and an escape for a 5-2 win.
After dropping the opening matches at 125 lbs. and 133lbs., Andrew Polidore (Wayne, NJ) got the Pioneers on the board with a first period fall at 141 lbs. Freshman, Brendan Goldup continued the momentum with a solid 8-5 decision over Kevin Birmingham. Freshman Casey Mitchell (South Windsor, CT) continued the momentum with a major decision shutout, 11-0 at 157 lbs.
Freshman Jon Scheidegger (Newton, NH) kept the comeback alive with a thrilling 13-11 decision at 165 lbs. and freshman Conan Shuster (Westminster, MD) complemented that win with a 4-1 decision of his own. An injury forced the Pioneers to forfeit 184 lbs. and freshman Tom Filipkowski (Cutchogue, NY) was knotted in a 1-1 tie late in the third period when his opponent, Donald Patrick picked up the fall at 6:15.
With the dual meet tied, 19-19 the match would be decided at HWT. Tied 1-1 in the third period, Lupi scored twice to secure the dual for the Pioneers.
The Pioneers return to action on December 28th at the Wilkes Open and follow up with their home opener on January 5, 2014 against Virginia Military Institute.
Match Summary SAHE DAVI
125 Philip Elias (Davidson) won by decision over Joe Harris (Sacred Heart) 9-3. 0 3.00
133 Anthony Elias (Davidson) won by major decision over Theodore Fabian (Sacred Heart) 15-7. 0 4.00
141 Andrew Polidore (Sacred Heart) won by pin over James McCord (Davidson) 1:25. 6.00 0
149 Brendan Goldup (Sacred Heart) won by decision over Kevin Birmingham (Davidson) 8-5. 3.00 0
157 Casey Mitchell (Sacred Heart) won by major decision over Nick Pappayliou (Davidson) 11-0. 4.00 0
165 Jon Scheidegger (Sacred Heart) won by decision over Patrick Devlin (Davidson) 13-11. 3.00 0
174 Conan Schuster (Sacred Heart) won by decision over Ian Solcz (Davidson) 4-1. 3.00 0
184 Nathaniel Powers (Davidson) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached) . 0 6.00
197 Donald Patrick (Davidson) won by pin over Tomasz Filipkowski (Sacred Heart) 6:10. 0 6.00
285 Nicholas Lupi (Sacred Heart) won by decision over Eddie Isola (Davidson) 5-2. 3.00 0
Dual Meet Score 22.0 19.0