FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Sacred Heart wrestling team earned a split of two matches Sunday afternoon, falling to Princeton, 34-6, before rebounding to defeat AIC, 29-19, at the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers now have three dual match victories this season.
Princeton earned victories in all but one match to cruise to the victory in Sacred Heart's first match of the afternoon. At 133 lbs, Kyle Brady (South Plainfield, NJ) registered a pin on Jake Intrator to earn the Pioneers lone victory against the Tigers. At 165 pounds, Johnny Vrasidas (Smithtown, NY) lost a thrilling 6-4 overtime decision to Mathew Gancayco. Gancayco initiated a take down in OT to earn the win.
The Pioneers rebounded well from the defeat to the Tigers, using three pins to fuel a 29-19 win over the Yellow Jackets.
It was Brady once again getting the Pioneers on the winning track, this time with 5-0 decision at 133. Andrew Polidore (Wayne, NJ) followed Brady with a dominant 18-3 decision over Blake Nikkinen. Next up, it was Alex Harnsberger (Hillsboro, OR) getting a 6-0 decision over Brandon Walsh at 149 pounds.
Casey Mitchell (South Windsor, CT) earned the Pioneers first pin of the match at 174 pounds. Mitchell pinned Zac Ziobrio at 4:34. At 174 pounds, senior Zach Moran (Columbia, CT) earned Sacred Heart's second pin at 4:05 on Michael Schultz. Following Moran, it was Conan Schuster (Westminster, MD) getting the final pin for Sacred Heart in grand fashion at 184 pounds. Schuster pinned Jonathan Ortiz in a lightning quick 16 seconds.
The Pioneers wrap up their regular season next weekend with a dual match against Boston University.
125: SHU Forfeit
133: Kyle Brady (SHU) won by pin over Jake Intrator at 4:52
141: Jordan Laster won by decision over Andrew Polidore (SHU), 7-4
149: Richard Krop won by technical fall over Brendan Goldup (SHU) 20-5
157: Kevin Moylan won by major decision over Matt Fisher (SHU), 17-4
165: Mathew Gancayco won by decision over Johnny Vrasidas (SHU), 6-4 (OT)
174: Judson Ziegler won by decision over Zach Moran (SHU), 14-10
184: Brett Harner won by pin over Jon Scheidegger (SHU) at 1:00
197: Abram Ayala won by decision over Sam Morison (SHU), 13-5
285: Raymond O'Donnell won by pin over Nicholas Lupi (SHU) at 4:22
Final Score: Princeton 34 - SHU 6
125: SHU Forfeit
133: Kyle Brady (SHU) won by decision over Andrew Lischke, 5-0
141: Andrew Polidore (SHU) won by technical fall over Blake Nikkinen, 18-3
149: Alex Harnsberger (SHU) won by decision over Brandon Walsh, 6-0
157: Casey Mitchell (SHU) won by pin over Zac Ziobrio at 4:34
165: Nicholas Giulietti won by decision over Johnny Vrasidas (SHU), 3-2
174: Zach Moran (SHU) won by pin over Michael Schultz at 4:05
184: Conan Schuster (SHU) won by pin over Jonathan Ortiz at 16 seconds
197: Sheldon Rhoden won by decision over Sam Morison (SHU), 8-0
285: Soslan Khamitcaev won by pin over Nicholas Lupi (SHU), 2:10
Final Score: SHU 29 - AIC 19