Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bloomsburg Wrestling Sweeps Duals

BLOOMSBURG--The Bloomsburg University wrestling team swept three matches on Sunday at the Bloomsburg Duals. The Huskies beat Buffalo 21-12; East Stroudsburg 38-6, and Drexel 23-17. With the wins the Huskies improved to 8-2 on the season.

Bloomsburg will be idle till Dec. 28-29 when it travels to North Carolina for the Southern Scuffle.

The Huskies opened the match with a 4-1 win by Sean Boylan (Seaville, NJ, St. Marks) at 125 pounds before the Bulls came back and scored a 4-3 win at 133 by Kevin Smith. At 141 Buffalo’s Andrew Schutt scored a takedown just 11 seconds into the match, but from there it was all Derek Shingara (Shamokin, Shamokin) for the Huskies as he went on to post an 11-5 win putting Bloomsburg on top 6-3.

Buffalo’s Desi Green posted a 9-4 win at 149 pounds to knot the score at 6-6 before the Huskies scored wins in the next four matches to open a 21-6 lead.

Frank Hickman (Castle Hayne, NC, E.L. Laney) started the rally for the Huskies with a 6-2 win at 157 pounds, then Josh Veltre (Rochester, NY, Greece Olympia) posted a 4-3 win at 165 pounds. Veltre held off John-Martin Cannon in the final 10 seconds of the match when Cannon made an attempt for a takedown.

At 174 pounds Mike Dessino (Middlesex, NJ, Middlesex) scored his ninth pin of the season when he recorded the fall over Brian Sheehan in 6:06. Dessino scored a third period reversal then quickly put Sheehan on his back to earn the six points for the Huskies. Bloomsburg continued its winning streak with a win by Nate Graham (Selkirk, NY, Ravena) at 184 pounds who scored a takedown with 20 seconds left to post a 4-3 victory.

Buffalo cut the lead to 21-9 with a win at 197 pounds, 6-2, by Josh Peters, then made the final 21-12 with a win at heavyweight by Brett Correll, 3-1, who scored a last second takedown to get the victory.

Bloomsburg opened the match getting a forfeit at 125 pounds. East Stroudsburg came back and won the next two matches. At 133 Jordan Toledo posted a 7-5 victory, while at 141 pounds Adam Hluschak faced a rematch from last week’s PSAC championships against the Huskies Derek Shingara. Hlushak gained a measure of revenge with a 4-3 win, getting a takedown at the buzzer.

The Huskies came back and won the next seven bouts. Matt Hicks (Allentown (Annapolis, MD), St. Mary's, MD) started things for the Huskies with an 8-0 win at 149 pounds before a win by forfeit at 157 pounds for Frank Hickman.

Chris Smith (Mineral, Va., Chancelor) then dominated his opponent at 165 pounds getting a pin in just 1:12, followed by Dessino getting his second pin of the day, this one in just 2:29.

At 184 pounds Graham scored an easy win by major decision, 15-2, followed by Jake Dabashinsky (Schuylkill Haven, Blue Mountain) winning 6-5 on riding time. At heavyweight, Zac Walsh (Denville, NJ, Morris Knolls) closed out the match for the Huskies with a 4-1 win at heavyweight.

The Huskies posted a 23-17 win over Drexel in the day’s final match.
After Sean Boylan earned a win by forfeit for the Huskies at 125 pounds, Nick Wilcox posted a 10-7 win over Frank Cimato at 133 pounds to put the Huskies on top 9-0. The Dragons were penalized one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Drexel, though, came back with a win by decision, 2-1, getting the win on riding time. Then at 141 pounds the Dragons scored a win by fall in 5:53 to make the score 9-8.

At 157 pounds the Huskies Frank Hickman scored a dominating win by technical fall, 18-2 to put Bloomsburg on top by six points. Hickman had three, three-point near falls in the final period to give the Huskies a 14-8 lead.

The Huskies added to their lead when Josh Veltre posted a 3-2 win at 165 pounds. Veltre got an escape and a takedown in the second period for his points. At 174 pounds Dessino pulled out a tough 2-0 win over Justin Wieller. Dessino got a third period escape and riding time for the 2-0 win.

 At 184 pounds Graham won his third match of the day by a 7-2 score over Shawn Fausey. Graham allowed just two escapes in the match and earned a point after racking up 3:54 in riding time.

 Drexel closed out the match wins at 197 and a forfeit at heavyweight.

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