HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The Sacred Heart wrestling team had a busy Sunday as they traveled to Hofstra University to compete in the Hofstra Duals. The Pioneers finished the day 0-3, losing to Hofstra 40-8, Columbia 38-0, and Clarion 33-7.
Sacred Heart started the day against the Hofstra Pride. Sophomore Tim Johnson and junior Casey Mitchell had the only wins for the Pioneers. Johnson defeated Marcus Begay 18-1 by technical fall at 133 pounds. Mitchell defeated Jahlani Callender at 157 pounds 2-1 in overtime.
In the second dual match of the day, the Pioneers had a rough going against the Lions of Columbia. Sophomore Sasha Oliinyk lost a close match at 197 pounds against Matt Doggett 8-6.
The last dual match of the day was against the Clarion Golden Eagles. Casey Mitchell and Elliot Antler were the only Pioneers to get wins with Mitchell defeating Jake Keller at 157 pounds 12-3 by major decision and Antler defeating Dom Rigous at 184 pounds 6-4 by decision. Freshman Gerard Daly lost a tight match at 125 pounds against Pat DeWitt 7-6 by decision.
The Pioneers will head back home next Saturday on January 30th to face George Mason in the Pitt Center at 7:30 p.m.
Hofstra 40, Sacred Heart 8
125- Bryan Damon (Hofstra) over Gerard Daly (Sacred Heart) (MD 9-1)
133- Tim Johnson (Sacred Heart) over Marcus Begay (Hofstra) (TF 18-1)
141-Connor Muli (Hofstra) over Alex Harnsberger (Sacred Heart) (MD 13-3)
157-Casey Mitchell (Sacred Heart) over Jahlani Callender (Hofstra) (TB-1 2-1)
197-Omar Haddad (Hofstra) over Sasha Oliinyk (Sacred Heart) (Dec 10-4)
285-Mike Hughes (Hofstra) over Ray Sherwood (Sacred Heart) (Fall 0:17)
Columbia 38, Sacred Heart 0
125- Vince Pallone (CU) dec. Tim Johnson (SHU), 11-5
133- Angelo Armenta (CU) tech fall Gerard Daly (SHU), 15-0
141- Joe Moita (CU) dec. Alex Harnsberger (SHU), 3-1
149- Connor Sutton (CU) tech fall Chris Cornell (SHU), 15-0
157- Markus Scheidel (CU) maj dec. Casey Mitchell (SHU), 12-4
165- Tyrel White (CU) maj. dec. Matt Fisher (SHU), 13-5
174- Zach Hernandez (CU) tech fall Thomas Grosso (SHU), 19-2
184- Mike Fetchet (CU) dec. Elliot Antler (SHU), 7-2
197- Matt Doggett (CU) dec. Shsha Oliinyk (SHU), 8-6
285- Garrett Ryan (CU) dec. Duke Sherwood (SHU), 9-3
Clarion 33, Sacred Heart 7
125- Pat DeWitt (CU) dec. Gerard Daly (SHU), 7-6
133- Roshawn Cooley (CU) maj. dec. Tim Johnson (SHU), 11-2
141-Brock Zacherl (CU) tech fall Alex Harnsberger (SHU), 17-1
149- Broadie Zacherl (CU) maj. dec. Jay Oakes (SHU), 15-2
157- Casey Mitchell (SHU) maj. dec. Jake Keller (CU), 12-3
165- Evan DeLong (CU) dec. Matt Fisher (SHU), 3-1
174- Mike Pavasko (CU) maj. dec. Thomas Grosso (SHU), 16-5
184- Elliot Antler (SHU) dec. Dom Rigous (CU), 6-4
197- Dustin Conti (CU) maj dec. Sasha Oliinyk (SHU), 14-4
285- Zach DeLuca (CU) dec. John Hartnett (SHU), 6-0