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    Bucknell excels in debut

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell wrestling team returned to the mat on Sunday by hosting LIU and VMI in a round-robin tournament at Gerhard Fieldhouse.

    Vincent Andreano's performance at 174 pounds was a highlight for the Bison. The sophomore went 3-0 with a pair of pins; his first, of LIU's Tom DiGennaro, came in the first period while his second, of VMI's Joel Diaz, came with just two seconds remaining on the clock.

    Andreano was one of six Bison to go undefeated on the day, joining Darren Miller (3-0 at 133), Brandon Seidman (2-0 at 125), David Campbell (2-0 at 141), No. 11 Zach Hartman (2-0 at 165) and Dorian Crosby (2-0 at 285).

    Five freshmen who made their collegiate debut picked up their first career victories. Joining Crosby in that group were Kurt Phipps (141), Logan Sanom (149), Nick Delp (157) and Austin Walley (184). Sanom and Delp's came by fall while Walley and Crosby's came by major decision.

    Walley impressed in his debut. He rattled off three-straight victories, with two coming by commanding major decisions, en route to a 3-1 record.

    In total, Bucknell racked up bonus points in 16 bouts, winning seven by fall, one by technical fall and eight by major decision.

    The Bison next travel to Hempstead, N.Y. to take on Hofstra and Navy on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.

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