Columbia wins second straight, defeats Sacred Heart 34-4

NEW YORK -- Columbia Wrestling won nine of 10 bouts and claimed its second consecutive dual match in defeating Sacred Heart 34-4 Sunday at University Gymnasium.

With the win, Columbia improves to 6-3 on the year, while Sacred Heart falls to 5-5. The victory also ended a successful weekend for Columbia Wrestling as the Lions also defeated Hofstra 25-18 on Saturday.

Columbia took control from the start, earning decisions at the 197 and heavyweight bouts as Sam Wustefeld won a 3-2 decision at 197 over Sacred Heart's Robert Hetherman and Daniel Herman took a 3-0 win over SHU's Dante DelBonis. Joe Manchio gave Columbia a 10-0 lead after he earned four points for a major decision at 125 over Sacred Heart's Ryan Burns. Matt Kazimir followed with a 6-0 decision over Sacred Heart's Anthony Petrillo and Columbia led 13-0.

Danny Fongaro battled back from a deficit to claim a 7-4 decision at 141 over Gerald Daly. Cole Corrigan followed up his strong Saturday performance with a 4-0 decision at 149 over Sacred Heart's Chris Cornell.

Dan Reed made it 25-0 Columbia after a technical fall against TJ Calas at 157. Max Elling registered a fall at 174 over Sacred Heart's Dom Celli (4:23) and Brian Bonino followed up his impressive Saturday performance with another hard fought win, winning 7-4 against SHU's Kyle Davis.

Columbia's only loss came at 165 where Sacred Heart's Brandon Levesque defeated Laurence Kosoy 12-4.

Next weekend, Columbia gets back into Ivy League play next weekend when it hosts both Penn (Saturday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m.) and Princeton (Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.). Both matches will be played at University Gymnasium.


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