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Bucknell blanks Sacred Heart

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Bucknell wrestling team scored its first shutout since the 2015-16 campaign, rolling to a 40-0 victory at Sacred Heart on Saturday afternoon.

The Bison (4-6, 2-3 EIWA) picked up bonus points in five of their 10 bouts to cruise past the Pioneers (5-3, 1-1 EIWA). Zach Hartman (157) extended his team-best winning streak to seven bouts with a first-period pin of Paul Klee while Matthew Kolonia (149), Nick Stephani (174) and Drew Phipps (197) all won by commanding technical falls.

Bucknell remained unbeaten against Sacred Heart, improving to 7-0 in their all-time series. The Bison have now blanked the Pioneers three times, with their previous shutouts coming in 2012 (51-0) and 2016 (39-0). Their 39-0 whitewashing, which took place on Feb. 7, 2016, was their first shutout since their first match of the 2013-14 campaign and their most recent one to date.

Bucknell's other bonus point victor was Jakob Campbell (125), who opened the dual with a 16-5 major decision over Ryan Burns. With that victory, he improved to 7-0 in dual action and stretched his winning streak to five bouts.

Freshman Jacob Ferreira (184), who made his dual debut last week at Brown, earned his first collegiate dual victory by topping Kyle Davis by a 4-0 decision.

Hartman has now pinned three of his past four opponents, all EIWA grapplers. His pin of Klee, which came at the 2:32 mark, was his team-leading sixth of the season. The freshman, who is currently ranked as high as eighth nationally, improved to 17-4 on the season, which includes a 13-0 mark against unranked opponents.

The Bison return to action tonight at 7 p.m. when they face Hofstra at David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, the site of the 2018 EIWA Championships.

Results:
125: Jakob Campbell (BU) maj. dec. over Ryan Burns (SHU) 16-5
133: David Campbell (BU) dec. over Anthony Petrillo (SHU) 6-1
141: Joey Gould (BU) dec. over Gerard Daly (SHU) 2-0
149: Matthew Kolonia (BU) tech fall over Chris Cornell (SHU) 18-2 (3:40)
157: #8/8/9 Zach Hartman (BU) fall over Paul Klee (SHU) 2:32
165: D.J. Hollingshead (BU) dec. over Brandon Levesque (SHU) 10-5
174: Nick Stephani (BU) tech fall over Pat O'Donnell (SHU) 16-0 (3:00)
184: Jacob Ferreira (BU) dec. over Kyle Davis (SHU) 4-0
197: Drew Phipps (BU) tech fall over Connor Fredericks (SHU) 17-0 (3:14)
285: Brandon Stokes (BU) dec. over Dante DelBonis (SHU) 9-5

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