FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart University wrestling team made its season debut at the William H. Pitt Center in dual meet action against visiting Bloomsburg. The Pioneers dropped their home opener to the Huskies by a score of 39-3.
Freshman Joe Evangelista (East Northport, N.Y.) recorded his first home victory in the 149 lb. weight class with a 5-4 decision over Matt Hicks. Evangelista held a 3-2 lead late in the third, but was trailing late following a takedown by Hicks. Evangelista scored a reversal in the final seconds to steal the victory.
Sacred Heart is back in action on January 22 at the Boston University Duals as it takes on BU and Davidson.
Bloomsburg 39, Sacred Heart 3
125 – Sean Boylan (BU) maj. Andrew Polidore (SHU), 19-5
133 – Nick Wilcox (BU) fell Anthony Ricco (SHU), 4:44
141 – Derek Shingara (BU) vs. Justin Belanger (SHU), 4-1
149 – Joe Evangelista (SHU) dec. Matt Hicks (BU), 5-4
157 – Frank Hickman (BU) maj. Anthony Priore (SHU), 13-3
165 – Chris Smith (BU) fell Sam Sheppard (SHU), 2:05
174 – Mike Dessino (BU) dec. Jonathan Rizzitello (SHU), 8-0
184 – Nate Graham (BU) fell Sam Morrison (SHU), 2:03
197 – Richard Perry (BU) dec. Brandon Lapp (SHU), 5-0
285 – Zac Walsh (BU) dec. Jordan Miron (SHU), 4-0