DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Sacred Heart wrestling team won its first dual meet of the season Sunday afternoon, earning a 32-10 victory at Davidson.
The Pioneers got off to a 6-0 start by winning at 125 by forfeit. After Davidson won at 133 by major decision to make the score 6-4, Sacred Heart won the next two matches by pin. Kyle Brady needed just 0:58 to defeat Dustin Runzo by fall in the 141-pound bout. At 149, Brendan Goldup pinned James McCord in 1:08. Leading 18-4, Sacred Heart won at 157 pounds with Casey Mitchell beating Alex Palinsky 7-3. Johnny Vrasidas followed at 165 with a convincing 6-1 win over Patric Devlin, giving the Pioneers a 24-4 lead.
Conan Schuster tacked five more points on the scoreboard with a 17-2 technical fall victory in the 174-pound bout. Schuster also won by technical fall last night at Duke. Davidson's Scott Patrick helped the Wildcats get back on the scoreboard with a 7-4 win at 184 over Elliott Antler. At 197 pounds, Davidson's Ian Solcz narrowly defeated Sacred Heart's Sasha Oliinyk 8-7. Dan Hayden capped Sacred Heart's win with a 5-3 overtime victory in the heavyweight bout.
Sacred Heart is back on the mats on Saturday, Feb. 21 at AIC at 12 p.m.
Sacred Heart 32, Davidson 10
125: Patrick Skinner (SHU) wins by forfeit Sacred Heart 6, Davidson 0
133: Anthony Elias (DAV) def. Tim Johnson (SHU) 12-3 major dec. Sacred Heart 6, Davidson 4
141: Kyle Brady (SHU) def. Dustin Runzo (DAV) pin 0:58 Sacred Heart 12, Davidson 4
149: Brendan Goldup (SHU) def. James McCord (DAV) pin 1:08 Sacred Heart 18, Davidson 4
157: Casey Mitchell (SHU) def. Alex Palinsky (DAV) 7-3 Sacred Heart 21, Davidson 4
165: Johnny Vrasidas (SHU) def. Patric Devlin (DAV) 6-1 Sacred Heart 24, Davidson 4
174: Conan Schuster (SHU) def. Nathaniel Powers (DAV) 17-2 tech. fall Sacred Heart 29, Davidson 4
184: Scott Patrick (DAV) def. Elliott Antler (SHU) 7-4 Sacred Heart 29, Davidson 7
197: Ian Solcz (DAV) def. Sasha Oliinyk (SHU) 8-7 Sacred Heart 29, Davidson 10
HWT: Dan Hayden (SHU) def. Ed Isola (DAV) 5-3 OT Sacred Heart 32, Davidson 10