Pioneers Dropped by VMI in Home Opener

Fairfield, Conn - The home opener for Sacred Heart University Wrestling was spoiled by Virginia Military Institute, as the Keydets won 8 of 10 bouts.  The dual meet started at 125 lbs. where Dalton Henderson recorded a fall over Joe Harris (Massapequa Park, NY), giving  VMI a  6-0 lead.  Michael Flora followed with a 9-0 major decision over Kyle Brady (South Plainfield, NJ) at 133 lbs. 

 
At 141 lbs, Emmitt Kelly notched a 5-2 decision over Andrew Polidore (Wayne, NJ).  VMI kept the momentum going with a 7-2 decision by Shabaka Jones at 149. 
 
Casey Mitchell (South Windsor, CT) got the Pioneers on the board with a 4-1 decision at 157 lbs.  The Pioneers could not pick up any steam as Jon Scheidegger (Newton, NH) dropped a 7-5 decision to Mark Darr. VMI followed that with a 10-4 win by Timmy Davison at 174 lbs.
 
Zach Moran (Columbia, CT) provided a spark with a third period pin, but the Pioneers failed to generate any momentum as Andrew Embree and Juan Adams both picked up falls to end the dual meet.
 Sacred Heart returns to action on Friday, January 17th when they take on Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

 

Full match summary:
125  Dalton Henderson (VMI) won by pin over Joe Harris (Sacred Heart) 4:57. 0 6.00 
133  Michael Flora (VMI) won by major decision over Kyle Brady (Sacred Heart) 8-0. 0 4.00 
141  Emmitt Kelly (VMI) won by decision over Andrew Polidore (Sacred Heart) 5-2. 0 3.00 
149  Jedediah Harris (VMI) won by decision over Brendan Goldup (Sacred Heart) 7-2. 0 3.00 
157  Casey Mitchell (Sacred Heart) won by decision over Edward Gottwald (VMI) 4-1. 3.00 0 
165  Mark Darr (VMI) won by decision over Jon Scheidegger (Sacred Heart) 7-5. 0 3.00 
174  Jake Koch (VMI) won by decision over Johnny Vrasidas (Sacred Heart) 10-4. 0 3.00 
184  Zachary Moran (Sacred Heart) won by pin over Hardy Hendren (VMI) 5:58. 6.00 0 
197  Andrew Embree (VMI) won by pin over Sam Morison (Sacred Heart) 5:20. 0 6.00 
285  Juan Adams (VMI) won by pin over Nicholas Lupi (Sacred Heart) 2:15. 0 6.00 
Dual Meet Score    9.0 34.0