NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - The Sacred Heart University wrestling team opened its 2010-11 season with two losses at the Rutgers Duals, Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers fell to East Stroudsburg 28-17 and Rutgers 56-0.
Freshman Andrew Polidore (Wayne, N.J.) and senior Paul Galipeau (Randolph, N.J.) got SHU off and running with wins at 125 and 133 against ESU. Polidor defeated Chris Carpenter by tech fall, 15-0, followed by Galipeau's pin of Andrew Arnold in 2:20.
In the 149 lb. weight class, freshman Tim Rich (Chelmsford, Mass.) wrestled to a 7-2 decision over Eddie Stephenson. Sophomore T.J. Neidhart (Wading River, N.Y.) squeezed out a close 5-4 victory against Brendan McKeown.
The Pioneers hit the mat again as they compete in the Binghamton Open next Sunday, November 14.
ESU 28, Sacred Heart 17
125: Andrew Polidore (SHU) tech fall Chris Carpenter (ESU), 15-0; SHU leads, 5-0
133: Paul Galipeau (SHU) pins Andrew Arnold (ESU), 2:20; SHU leads, 11-0
141: Adam Hluschak (ESU) tech fall Joe Evangelista (SHU), 18-2; SHU leads, 11-5
149: Tim Rich (SHU) dec. Eddie Stephenson (ESU), 7-2; SHU leads, 14-5
157: Evan Baer (ESU) wins by forfeit; SHU leads, 14-11
165: Thad Frick (ESU) pins Austin Alpaugh (SHU), 4:36; ESU leads, 17-14
174: Jeff Jacobs (ESU) m. dec. Zach Moran (SHU), 10-2; ESU leads, 21-14
184: T.J. Neidhart (SHU) dec. Brendan McKeown (ESU), 5-4; ESU leads, 21-17
197: James Gonzalez (ESU) m. dec. Sam Morrison (SHU), 14-6; ESU leads, 25-17
285: Will Weaver (ESU) dec. Paul Schweighardt (SHU), 6-2; ESU wins, 28-17
RU 56, Sacred Heart 0
125: Matt Fusco (RU) pins Andrew Polidore (SHU), 4:55; RU leads, 6-0
133: Mike DeMarco (RU) dec. Paul Galipeau (SHU) 10-3; RU leads, 9-0
141: Trevor Melde (RU) pins Joe Evangelista (SHU), 1:17; RU leads, 15-0
149: Mario Mason (RU) pins Tim Rich (SHU), 2:12; RU leads, 21-0
157: Daryl Cocozzo (RU) wins by forfeit; RU leads, 27-0
165: Scott Winston (RU) pins Austin Alpaugh (SHU), 2:47; RU leads, 33-0
174: Alex Caruso (RU) pins Zachary Moran (SHU), 4:25; RU leads, 39-0
184: Dan Rinaldi (RU) pins T.J. Neidhart (SHU), 1:36; RU leads, 45-0
197: Mike Wagner (RU) tech fall Sam Morrison (SHU), 16-0; RU leads, 50-0
285: DJ Russo (RU) pins Paul Schweighardt (SHU), 6:52; RU wins, 56-0