Diplomats Dominate Sacred Heart

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Franklin & Marshall rolled to a 46-6 victory over host Sacred Heart in Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) action on Sunday. The Diplomats even their record at 2-2 with the win, while the Pioneers drop to 0-3.

The Diplomats wrapped up a busy weekend of dual meets in convincing fashion, registering two pins, a technical fall, a major decision, two decisions and three victories via forfeit for the 40-point rout.

Aaron Moldoff (125) and Richard Durso (141) delivered early pins for F&M, sandwiched by an 11-1 major decision victory by Robert Ruiz (133), to give the Diplomats a commanding 16-0 edge after just three bouts.

Andrew Murano followed with a dominating 18-1 technical fall over Matt Herbert at 149, while Rob King defeated Joseph Evangelista by a 9-2 decision at 157 to stretch F&M's lead to 24-0. At 174, Adam Schroeder topped Sam Sheppard by decision in the closest bout of the day, 8-5.

Colin Lahiff (165), Paul Alessandrini (184), and Alex Henry (285) notched wins by forfeit at their respective weights to earn an additional six points each onto the F&M total.

The Diplomats return to tournament action on Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Mat-Town Invitational hosted by Lock Haven.

Franklin & Marshall 46, Sacred Heart 6

Bout-by-Bout Winner def. Loser Type Score – Running Score: (F&M-SH)

125: Aaron Moldoff (F&M) pinned Joe Harris (SH), 3:25 (6-0)
133: Robert Ruiz (F&M) major dec. Andrew Polidore (SH) 11-1 (10-0)
141: Richard Durso (F&M) pinned David Barbar (SH), 1:49 (16-0)
149: Andrew Murano (F&M) tech. fall Matt Herbert (SH), 18-1 (21-0)
157: Rob King (F&M) dec. Joseph Evangelista (SH), 9-2 (24-0)
165: Colin Lahiff (F&M) by forfeit (SH) (30-0)
174: Adam Schroeder (F&M) dec. Sam Sheppard (SH), 8-5 (33-0)
184: Paul Alessandrini (F&M) by forfeit (SH) (39-0)
197: TJ Neidhart (SH) pinned Isaiah Cromwell (F&M), 2:24 (39-6)
285: Alex Henry (F&M) by forfeit (SH) (46-6)