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Sacred Heart tops AIC for third straight win; Dominated by Bucknell

Sacred Heart beat AIC on Friday for their third straight win but that streak came to an end in a dominating loss to Bucknell on Sunday, (Photo courtesy Sacred Heart University Sports Information)

LEWISBURG, PA., January 26 – Two days after the Sacred Heart University wrestling team won their third straight match, Bucknell won nine of 10 matches to snap the Pioneers’ winning streak with a 36-3 victory an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) match on Sunday.

Bucknell (6-3, 5-1 EIWA) picked up bonus points in six of nine victories. Kyle Davis (184) picked up the lone victory for Sacred Heart (4-3, 2-2 EIWA) with a 5-2 win over Bucknell’s Kyle Indlander. The Bison are 8-0 all-time against Sacred Heart.

The Pioneers had a better outing on Friday night with a 33-16 win over American International College in Springfield. Joseph Eiden (174), Davis (184) and Dante DelBonis (285) picked up pins for Sacred Heart.

Former Ellis Tech start Baltazar Gonzalez earned a victory at 157 for AIC with a pin along with former Montville High star Joel Morth (149), who beat Sacred Heart’s Shaun Williams, 17-4. Former East Catholic wrestler Jacob Marselli (125) lost to Sacred Heart’s Kyle Randall, 13-5.

Sacred Heart returns to the mat with a home doubleheader on Saturday. SHU hosts Davidson at noon and Cal Baptist at 1:30 p.m.

Bucknell 36, Sacred Heart 3
At Lewisburg, Pa.
 Geo Barzona (B) tech fall Sean Faraon 18-3 (4:28)
133: Darren Miller (B) dec. Anthony Petrillo  10-4
141: David Campbell (B) dec. Raf Lievano 6-4
149: Matthew Kolonia (B) maj. dec. Shaun Williams 10-2
157: Jaden Fisher (B) maj. dec. Will Schmidt 13-1
165: Vincent Andreano (B) fall J.C. Broems 4:30
174: Frankie Guida, Jr. (B) dec. Joe Eiden 10-3
184: Kyle Davis (SH) dec. Kyle Inlander 5-2
197: Drew Phipps (B) maj. dec. Nick Fierro 17-3
285: Eric Chakonis (B) maj. dec. Dante DelBonis 9-1
Records: Sacred Heart 4-3, 2-2 EIWA; Bucknell 6-3, 5-1 EIWA

Sacred Heart 33, AIC 16
At Springfield, MA
125: Kyle Randall (SH) dec. Jacob Marselli, 13-5
133: Anthony Petrillo (SH) forfeit
141: Rafael Lievano (SH) forfeit
149: Joel Morth (AIC) dec. Shaun Williams,17-4
157: Baltazar Gonzalez (AIC) pin Antonio Vaquiz, 1:46
165: Ahmad Sharif (AIC) dec. John Carlo Broems, 10-4
174: Joseph Eiden (SH) pin Jaron Brown, 2:52
184: Kyle Davis (SH) def. Isaiah Collins, DQ
197: Raul Martinez (AIC) dec. Mark Blokh, 11-8
285: Dante DelBonis (SH) pin Alex Britos. 4:49
Note: Sacred Heart deducted 1 point for unsportsmanlike conduct
Records: Sacred Heart 4-2; AIC 0-9

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of Connecticut Wrestling Online. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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