January 5, 2014
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