DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Appalachian State University wrestling used six pins on the day to overpower Southern Conference foe Davidson, 43-3, and Sacred Heart, 43-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Baker Sports Complex.
The No. 23 Mountaineers improve to 4-1 (1-0 SoCon) on the season, dropping the Wildcats to 3-2 (0-1), while the Pioneers fall to 1-3.
MATCH ONE: APP STATE 43, DAVIDSON 3
Appalachian State University wrestling only allowed one loss on the day against its first Southern Conference opponent of the 2016-17 season, ripping past the Davidson Wildcats 43-3 on Saturday.
The Mountaineers gained the victory by pinning four Davidson wrestlers, getting one major decision and one forfeit.
After senior Vito Pasone won by forfeit at the 125-pound match, freshman Colby Smith improved to 11-4 on the year by getting the close victory over Dustin Runzo with a 3-2 decision.
The Black and Gold began to assert strength in the 141- and 149-pound matches when sophomore Irvin Enriquez and sophomore Matt Zovistoski got pins over Hunter Costas (2:51) and Aiden Conroy (6:01), respectively.
App State would drop its lone match of the day at the 157 weight class as freshman Gavin Londoff fell in a close, hard-fought battle to Tony Palumbo in a 4-3 decision.
The Mountaineers immediately regained its stride at the 165-pound match when No. 18 junior Forrest Przybysz pinned Noah Satterfield (1:23) before No. 18 174-pounder, junior Nick Kee returned to action in a big way, pinning Conor Fenn (5:24).
Junior David Peters-Logue then downed Konnor Pritchard in a 5-2 decision before sophomore Randall Diabe bounced back from a midweek loss, getting an 11-2 major decision over Ryan Devlin.
Wrapping up the decisive win for Appalachian was sophomore Cary Miller in the heavyweight bout. Miller took on Will Cooley and improved to 7-4 on the season by downing the Wildcat in a 7-3 decision.
125: Vito Pasone (APP) wins by forfeit
133: Colby Smith (APP) def. Dustin Runzo (DAV) 3-2 dec.
141: Irvin Enriquez (APP) def. Hunter Costa (DAV) pin (2:51)
149: Matt Zovistoski (APP) def. Aidan Conroy (DAV) pin (6:01)
157: Tony Palumbo (DAV) def. Gavin Londoff (APP) 4-3 dec.
165: Forrest Przybysz (APP) def. Noah Satterfield (DAV) pin (1:23)
174: Nick Kee (APP) def. Conor Fenn (DAV) pin (5:24)
184: David Peters-Logue (APP) def. Konnor Pritchard (DAV) 5-2 dec.
197: Randall Diabe (APP) def. Ryan Devlin (DAV) 11-2 maj. dec.
HWT: Cary Miller (APP) def. Will Cooley (DAV) 7-3 dec.
MATCH TWO: APP STATE 43, SACRED HEART 0
Appalachian State University wrestling continued its hot play, making quick work of its second opponent of the day in a 43-0 victory over Sacred Heart on Saturday.
The match began with Vito Pasone getting the decisive 16-0 technical fall over Tim Johnson at the 125 match and Colby Smith getting the 15-7 major decision over Gerald Daley in the 133-pound matchup.
Irvin Enriquez carried the momentum forward, getting the 5-2 decision win over Brandon Levesque at the 141 weight class before Matt Zovistoski got the commanding 19-7 major decision over Alex Harnsberger at the 157.
The Mountaineers continued to roll as Gavin Londoff got back on track from the loss earlier, getting the 5-4 decision win over Casey Mitchell. Forrest Przybysz and Nick Kee combined to get huge wins for App State at the 165 and 174 weight classes, respectively, getting the 14-4 major decision and 17-1 technical fall.
David Peters-Logue got his third pin of the year, downing Elliott Antler in 1:15 before Randall Diabe got his second win of the day with the 6-2 victory over Sasha Oliinyk.
Once again, Cary Miller took the Mountaineers home to victory in the final match of the day, ending with a bang as the sophomore got his second pin of the season, taking Dan Hayden down in 2:22.
Appalachian State wrestling now goes on a brief break from duals matches after having four matches in six days, returning to Varsity Gym on Dec. 14 when the Mountaineers host Campbell. The action begins at 7 p.m.
125: Vito Pasone (APP) def. Tim Johnson (SH) 16-0 TF
133: Colby Smith (APP) def. Gerald Daley (SH) 15-7 maj. dec.
141: Irvin Enriquez (APP) def. Brandon Levesque (SH) 5-2 dec.
149: Matt Zovistoski (APP) def. Alex Harnsberger (SH) 19-7 maj. dec.
157: Gavin Londoff (APP) def. Casey Mitchell (SH) 5-4 dec.
165: Forrest Przybysz (APP) def. Matt Fisher (SH) 14-4 maj. dec.
174: Nick Kee (APP) def. Mark Boyle (SH) 17-1 TF
184: David Peters-Logue (APP) def. Elliott Antler (SH) pin (1:15)
197: Randall Diabe (APP) def. Sasha Oliinyk (SHU) 6-2 dec.
HWT: Cary Miller (APP) def. Dan Hayden (SHU) pin (2:22)