Sacred Heart Wrestling Taken Down by Rutgers

Nov. 8, 2009

FAIRFIELD, CT (November 8, 2009) – The Sacred Heart University wrestling team opened the 2009-’10 season at home with a dual meet against Rutgers University at the Williams H. Pitt Center Sunday afternoon.  Rutgers won the met by a score of 43-0.


Rutgers senior Kellen Bradley, red-shirt junior Dominick Russo, junior Bill Ashnault, and red-shirt freshman Jesse Boyden all won by pin.  SHU sophomore Jonathon Rizzitello competed in the 165 weight class and lost a close match to RU sophomore Gregory Zanetti.


The Pioneers begin the season 0-1 and wrestle again next Saturday in a tri-meet with Drexel and Pittsburgh in Philadelphia, PA.


Rutgers 43, Sacred Heart 0


125 – Vincent Dellefave (RU) dec. Pat Feely (SHU) 3-1

133 – Bill Ashnault (RU) pins Justin Belanger (SHU) 3:45

141 – Trevor Melde (RU) dec. Cory Dunn (SHU) 6-3

149 – Kellen Bradley (RU) pins Paul Galipeau (SHU) 4:50

157 – Braden Turner (RU) dec. Anthony Priore (SHU) 4-2

165 – Gregory Zanetti (RU) dec. Jonathon Rizzitello (SHU) 6-4

174 – Daniel Rinaldi (RU) dec. Michael Hartman (SHU) 10-4

184 – Jesse Boyden (RU) pins Sam Sheppard (SHU) 2:01

197 – Lamar Brown (RU) major dec. Brandon Lapp (SHU) 12-1

285 – Dominick Russo (RU) pins Paul Schweighardt (SHU) 1:32