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    Bucknell shuts out Sacred Heart

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Bucknell wrestling team opened a six-match road stretch Sunday with a 39-0 shutout of Sacred Heart (1-11, 0-6 EIWA). The Bison won all 10 bouts and posted six bonus-point victories to move to 5-0 all-time against the Pioneers and record its first shutout since the first match of the 2013-14 campaign.

    Bucknell (8-5, 3-2 EIWA) dominated from the start as the closest bout was a two-point decision at 157 pounds. The Bison had three other wins by four points to go along with four major decisions, a tech fall and a pin by Joe Stolfi to conclude the match. The final five bouts were all bonus-point wins for Bucknell.

    Stolfi's pin of Sherwood took just 1:32 as he moved to 13-1 on the season. It was his team-high eighth pin of the year and the 60th of his career.

    Robert Schlitt (165), Rustin Barrick (174), Tom Sleigh (184) and Tyler Greene (197) all had wins by major decision. Barrick has now won 11 bouts in a row, while Sleigh has captured eight in a row.

    Tyler Smith at 141 pounds took just 4:11 to post an 18-3 tech fall over Alex Harnsberger to improve to 16-9 on the season.

    Paul Petrov, with a 10-6 decision at 125 pounds, won his team-high 25th bout of the season. He is now 103-34 in his career.

    Bucknell's last four wins over Sacred Heart have been by a combined 162-12 margin.

    The Bison will next be in action Saturday when they wrestle at American (11 a.m.) and George Mason (3 p.m.).

    Results:
    125: Paul Petrov (B) dec. Gerard Daly (SH), 10-6.
    133: Grim Gonzalez (B) dec. Tim Johnson (SH), 9-5.
    141: Tyler Smith (B) tech fall Alex Harnsberger (SH), 18-3 (4:11).
    149: Victor Lopez (B) dec. Brandon Levesque (SH), 6-2.
    157: Zach Kelly (B) dec. Casey Mitchell (SH), 5-3.
    165: Robert Schlitt (B) maj. dec. Matt Fisher (SH), 12-4.
    174: Rustin Barrick (B) maj. dec. Johnny Vrasidas (SH), 14-3.
    184: Tom Sleigh (B) maj. dec. Elliott Antler (SH), 16-8.
    197: Tyler Greene (B) maj. dec. Sasha Oliinyk (SH), 10-1.
    285: Joe Stolfi (B) pinned Ray Sherwood (SH), 1:32.

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