Sunday, January 14, 2018

Huskies Drop Sunday Wrestling Match at Hofstra

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The Bloomsburg University wrestling team lost in non-conference action at Hofstra 27-12 on Sunday (Jan. 14).
The day began with Drew Massetti (Kennett Square, Pa./Kennett)falling by decision 10-4 to Jacob Martin at 125 pounds, but the Huskies would get a lead on a win by fall from Andy Schutz(Exeter, Pa./Wyoming Area) at 133. Schutz led Vinny Vespa 2-0 after one period, but continued to work on his opponent. He secured the fall at 4:06, putting the Huskies up 6-3 at the time.

Shawn Orem (Pasadena, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) was pinned in 2:01 at 141 pounds, before Evan Campbell (Berwick, Pa./Central Columbia) was defeated by decision 5-0 at 149. Kevin Laubach, Jr. would turn the tide with a come-from-behind 8-7 win by decision over Chris Mauriello at 157 pounds. Laubach and Mauriello battled to a 4-3 first period lead for Mauriello. The men went to the third period tied at six, before Mauriello took a 7-6 lead on an escape. Laubach would secure a takedown inside the final minute to steal the victory and make it a 12-9 match.

Nate Newberry (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) at 165 (8-3) and Kyle Murphy (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) at 174 (4-3) both dropped decisions to make the score 18-9, before Trevor Allard(Mexico, N.Y./Mexico) responded with a 10-4 win by decision at 184 pounds. The redshirt sophomore led 4-1 after one period and 6-1 after two en route to the win.

Logan Womelsdorf (Benton, Pa./Northwest Area) dropped a 5-2 decision at 197 pounds, and Hofstra won by forfeit at 285 pounds to secure the win.

The loss moves Bloomsburg to 2-6 overall, while Hofstra improves to 7-4 overall with the win.

The Huskies return to the Nelson Field House next Sunday (Jan. 21) for the Bloomsburg duals when they host Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and Sacred Heart. The action begins at 10:00 a.m. with VMI taking on Sacred Heart, while Bloomsburg will battle VMI at 12:00 noon and Sacred Heart at 2:00 p.m.

Hofstra 27, Bloomsburg 12
125: Jacob Martin (HU) over AnDrew Massetti (Kennett Square, Pa./Kennett) (BU) (Dec 10-4) 
133: Andy Schutz (Exeter, Pa./Wyoming Area) (BU) over Vinny Vespa (HU) (Fall 4:06) 
141: Charlie Kane (HU) over Shawn Orem (Pasadena, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) (BU) (Fall 2:01) 
149: Connor Muli (HU) over Evan Campbell (Berwick, Pa./Central Columbia) (BU) (Dec 5-0) 
157: Kevin Laubach (BU) over Chris Mauriello (HU) (Dec 8-7) 
165: Sage Heller (HU) over Nate Newberry (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) (BU) (Dec 8-3) 
174: Anthony Oliveri (HU) over Kyle Murphy (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) (BU) (Dec 4-3) 
184: Trevor Allard (Mexico, N.Y./Mexico) (BU) over Cory Damiana (HU) (Dec 10-4) 
197: Nezar Haddad (HU) over Logan Womelsdorf (Benton, Pa./Northwest Area) (BU) (Dec 5-2) 
285: Mike Hughes (HU) over (BU) (For.)

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