Army Rolls Past Sacred Heart, 45-3

Daniel Young

Daniel Young

Nov. 26, 2011

TROY, N.Y. - Three Army wrestlers recorded pins as the Black Knights posted a dominant 45-3 victory over Sacred Heart on Saturday afternoon at the Northeast Duals inside the Edward F. McDonough Sports Complex on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College.

Freshman Scott Filbert, junior Daniel Young and sophomore Ryan Tompkins all notched pins to lead Army (3-3). Andrew Polidore picked up Sacred Heart's lone win as the Pioneers fall to 0-3 on the season.

Filbert, who went 3-0 on the day, helped Army jump on top, 3-0, as the 125-pounder pinned Joe Harris in one minute, 14 seconds.

Polidore followed with a 9-2 victory over Black Knight sophomore David White in the 133-pound matchup to pull SHU to within 6-3.

Army then won the final eight bouts to cruise to the victory. Junior Connor Hanafee began the run of consecutive victories by taking an 8-5 decision from Justin Belanger in the 141-pound bout. Hanafee's three-point decision increased the Black Knights' edge to 9-3.

Young needed just 1:59 to pin Joe Evangelista at 149 pounds, extending Army's lead to 15-3.

The Black Knights cushion swelled to 27-3 as senior Jimmy Rafferty (157 pounds) and freshman Cole Gracey (165) were awarded wins by forfeit.

Tompkins kept Army's momentum going in the 174-pound bout as the Black Knight sophomore pinned John Rizzitello in 4:08.

Sophmore Wil Brown then took a 7-2 decision from Zachary Moran in the 184-pound bout and senior Michael Gorman doubled up Sam Morrison, 8-4, at 197 pounds. Freshman Curtis Garner picked up a win by forfeit in the heavyweight bout to cap the scoring.

Army returns to action next weekend (Dec. 2-3) when the Black Knights travel to Las Vegas, Nev., for the 30th annual Cliff Keen Invitational

Match Notes: Army improves to 11-0 all-time versus Sacred Heart ... Scott Filbert was the only Black Knight to go 3-0 at today's Northeast Duals ... Filbert's pin was his second of the season ... Young's pin was his second of the season ... Tompkins' pin was his second of the season ... Young improves to 10-2 on the year.

Army 45, Sacred Heart 3
125: Scott Filbert (A) pinned Joe Harris, 1:14
133: Andrew Polidore (S) dec. David White, 9-2
141: Connor Hanafee (A) dec. Justin Belanger, 8-5
149: Daniel Young (A) pinned Joe Evangelista, 1:59
157: Jimmy Rafferty (A) won by forfeit
165: Cole Gracey (A) won by forfeit
174: Ryan Tompkins (A) pinned John Rizzitello, 4:08
184: Wil Brown (A) dec. Zachary Moran, 7-2
197: Michael Gorman (A) dec. Sam Morrison, 8-4
285: Curtis Garner (A) won by forfeit

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