The Sacred Heart wrestling team picked up a big win over VMI 20-18. The Pioneers were victorious in six of the ten bouts, after giving up a forfeit at 125 pounds. The Pioneers are back in action tomorrow as they take on George Mason.
The Pioneers started the dual with a 6-0 deficit, but that didn't slow the Pioneers down as they rattled off a decision at 133 pounds from Gerard Daly. Daly picked up the close decision 6-4 over VMI's John Reed. The Pioneers would go on to win the next two matches, as Paul Klee picked up a 19-8 major decision, and Alex Harnsberger picked up a dominant 8-2 decision. VMI's broke the momentum as they picked up a fall at 157, coming in the second period.
Sacred Heart would get right back into the swing of things, as Senior Matt Fisher would pick up a much needed decision at 165 pounds. Elliott Antler would pick up bonus points at 184, with a major decision, but the match would come down to heavyweight, where John Hartnett held the Pioneers dual in his hands. Hartnett would go on to pick up the 6-0 decision and give the Pioneers a 20-18 win.
Full Dual: Sacred Heart 20 VMI 18
125: Dalton Henderson (VMI) over (SAHE) (For.)
133: Gerard Daley (SAHE) over Michael Hulcher (VMI) (Dec 6-4)
141: Klee Paul (SAHE) over John Reed (VMI) (MD 19-8)
149: Alex Harnsberger (SAHE) over Stevan Smith (VMI) (Dec 8-2)
157: Neal Richards (VMI) over Casey Mitchell (SAHE) (Fall 3:58)
165: Matt Fisher (SAHE) over Cade Kiely (VMI) (Dec 5-1)
174: Shabaka Johns (VMI) over Dom Celli (SAHE) (Dec 4-1)
184: Elliott Antler (SAHE) over Ben Wagner (VMI) (MD 10-2)
197: Taylor Thomas (VMI) over Mark Boyle (SAHE) (Dec 12-6)
285: John Hartnett (SAHE) over Thomas Shea-Roop (VMI) (Dec 6-0)