Pioneers Dropped by Bucknell, 36-6

Pioneers Dropped by Bucknell, 36-6

FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Sacred Heart wrestling team earned a lone forfeit victory at 174 pounds Sunday night, falling to the Bucknell Bison, 36-6 at the Pitt Center. SHU falls to 2-10 on the season, while Bucknell improves to 8-10.

Sacred Heart opened the match with a forfeit at 125 pounds, and it did not get much better from there for the Pioneers. The Bison got things rolling with back-to-back decision victories from Grim Gonzalez and Connor Lapresi. Freshman Kyle Brady recorded a couple of escapes but a reversal and takedown in the third period earned Gonzalez the win.

At 149 pounds, Freshman Brendan Goldup (Schuylerville, NY) hung tough with fellow freshman Victor Lopez, but fell 8-7 due to a riding time advantage for Lopez. At 184, Rory Bonner initiated a reversal in the third period to gain a 4-2 decision over freshman Jon Scheidegger (Newton, NH).

Bucknell closed out the Pioneers in grand fashion, recording pin victories at both 197 and the heavyweight. Tyler Lyster earned a pine at 5:09, while Joe Stolfi pinned Dan Hayden (East Islip, NY) at 2:42.

Full Results:

125 Paul Petrov (Bucknell) won by forfeit. 6-0
133 Grim Gonzalez won by decision over Kyle Brady (Sacred Heart) 4-2.
141 Connor Lapresi won by decision over Andrew Polidore (Sacred Heart) 8-1.
149 Victor Lopez won by decision over Brendan Goldup (Sacred Heart), 8-7
157 Ray Schlitt won by decision over Casey Mitchell (Sacred Heart), 4-1
165 Rustin Barrick won by decision over Johnny Vrasidas (Sacred Heart), 6-3
174 Conan Schuster (Sacred Heart) won by forfeit.
184 Rory Bonner won by decision over Jon Scheidegger (Sacred Heart), 4-2
197 Tyler Lyster won by pin over Sam Morison (Sacred Heart), 5:09
285 #20 Joe Stolfi won by pin over Dan Hayden , 2:42

Dual Meet Score 36.0 6.0

The Pioneers are right back at home next weekend when they play host to both AIC and Princeton in the William H. Pitt Center on Sunday afternoon.