Bloomsburg blanks George Mason

FAIRFAX, VA -- The 14th-ranked Bloomsburg University wrestling team won all 10 matches in blanking George Mason University, 39-0, on Sunday afternoon.

The Huskies won four matches by major decision, one by technical fall and one by fall in earning the win by its largest margin of victory this season and getting its first shutout since a 54-0 drubbing of Millersville in January of 2012.

Bloomsburg wrestlers allowed just three points in the first two matches, then put together a streak of three straight matches where it did not allow any points. Frank Hickman (Castle Hayne, NC/E.A. Laney) started the shutout streak when he won 13-0 at 157 pounds, while Kevin Hartnett (Staten Island, NY/Monsignor Farrell) won 1-0 at 165 and Chris Smith (Mineral, Va./Chancelor) scoring a 10-0 victory at 174.

Sam Shirey (Beaver Springs/Midd-West) won by technical fall at 184 pounds, while Richard Perry (Meriden, CT/Middletown), at 197 pounds, posted a win by fall in 5:38.

The Huskies improved to 15-3 on the season. Bloomsburg will be back in action on Friday night hosting Lock Haven at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Field House.

141 Matt Rappo (Holland/Council Rock South) (BU) maj. dec. Sahid Kargbo (GMU), 11-2 (4-0, BU)
149 Josh Roosa (Mountaintop/Crestwood) (BU) maj. dec. Greg Flournoy (GMU), 9-1 (8-0, BU)
157 - #12 Frank Hickman (Castle Hayne, NC/E.A. Laney) (BU) maj. dec. Jaaziah Bethea (GMU), 13-0 (12-0, BU)
165 - Kevin Hartnett (Staten Island, NY/Monsignor Farrell) (BU) dec. Ty Knepp (GMU), 1-0 (15-0, BU)
174 Chris Smith (Mineral, Va./Chancelor) (BU) maj. dec. Seth Robertson (GMU), 10-0 (19-0, BU)
184 Sam Shirey (Beaver Springs/Midd-West) (BU) tech fall. Derek Dwyer (GMU), 21-4 (24-0, BU)
197 - #15 Richard Perry (Meriden, CT/Middletown) (BU) fall Matt Meadows (GMU), 5:38 (30-0)
285 - #16 Justin Grant (Easton/Easton) (BU) dec. Jake Kettler (GMU), 11-6 (33-0, BU)
125 Sean Boylan (Seaville, NJ/St. Marks) (BU) dec. Rich Lavorato (GMU), 5-2 (36-0, BU)
133 - #11 Nick Wilcox (Greene, NY/Greene Central) (BU) dec. Zac Isenhour (GMU), 8-7 (39-0, BU)


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