Diplomats Traveling to New England for Three-Match Road Swing - Match Notes

Diplomats Traveling to New England for Three-Match Road Swing - Match Notes

The Schedule Ahead

F&M at Brown
Saturday, Jan. 19 | 11:00 AM
Providence, R.I. | Pizzitola Sports Center
Video ($) | Live Results

Series Record: BU leads 23-2
Streak: BU +23
First Meeting: 1963-64
Last F&M Win: 22-6, 1963-64
Last BU Win: 33-12, Jan. 20, 2018

F&M at Harvard
Saturday, Jan. 19 | 5:00 PM
Cambridge, Mass. | Malkin Athletic Center
Video ($) | Live Results

Series Record: HAR leads 15-13
Streak: HAR +9
First Meeting: Jan. 10, 1958
Last F&M Win: 22-15, 1991-92
Last HAR Win: 30-6, Jan. 20, 2018

F&M at Sacred Heart
Sunday, Jan. 20 | 12:00 PM
Fairfield, Conn. | William H. Pitt Center
VideoLive Results

Series Record: F&M leads 9-2
Streak: F&M +8
First Meeting: Feb. 19, 2000
Last F&M Win: 37-11, Feb. 17, 2018
Last SHU Win: 28-15, Jan. 10, 2009

Franklin & Marshall (2-1) opens Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) competition this weekend with a three-match road swing in New England.

Gardner-Webb Dual Recap: Trailing by a 19-9 score heading into the 197-pound bout, Franklin & Marshall won the next three matches to claim a come-from-behind 21-19 win over Gardner-Webb on Saturday. 

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Campbell Dual Recap: Campbell proved too difficult for the Diplomats to handle in a 29-12 defeat on Saturday. Emmett LiCastri completed a 2-0 day at 157 with a clutch 8-6 decision for the Diplomats. Paddy Quinlan delivered six points to the team total with a second-period fall at 141 (3:35), and Antonio Pelusi was once again victorious at 285 with a narrow 3-2 decision win.   

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Gil Claims Title at Millersville Open: Wil Gil went 4-0 at the Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Open, hosted by Millersville on Saturday, to claim the 141-pound title. A contingent of six F&M wrestlers represented the Diplomats on the day.

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Scouting Brown: The Bears are led by a pair of 2018 NCAA Qualifiers in 165-pounder Jon Viruet and 184-pounder C.J. LaFragola. Brown currently sits at 2-1 on the year, not including a Thursday evening dual against Army, and last downed Duke by a 24-15 score on Jan. 12th.

Scouting Harvard: The Crimson are led by 149-pounder Hunter Landier, who was one win away from qualifying for last year's NCAA Tournament with a fifth-place showing at the 2018 EIWA Championships. Harvard holds an 0-2 dual record on the season, not including a Saturday afternoon contest against Bucknell. Those pair of losses occurred against No. 22 Utah Valley (27-16) and Stanford (26-12).

Harvard head coach Jay Weiss '90 is no stranger to the Diplomats. The 25-year Crimson leader graduated from Franklin & Marshall as one of the program's most-successful competitors, having totaled a 62-36-2 career record.

Scouting Sacred Heart: The Pioneers have yet to compete in a dual this season, and open action against Cornell at home on Saturday night. Sacred Heart had wrestlers take part in the Lehman Open at the beginning of January, and was led by 184-pound freshman Kyle Davis who won three of four matchups to place second. 

Record Book Watch: Antonio Pelusi enters the week with a 73-49 record for his career, which places 13th on F&M's all-time list. Paddy Quinlan (63-49) and Anthony Mancini (56-54) continue to move up the ranks as well and now sit in 17th and 27th, respectively. Rick Durso '16 leads the Diplomats with a 145-38 career mark. 

Quinlan is 10th all-time with 22 career pins. Justin Herbert '09 tops that category with 35. 

Wins Leaders: Wil Gil (19-9) paces the Diplomats in wins, followed by Emmett LiCastri (17-10). Antonio Pelusi (15-5) and Paddy Quinlan (14-7) are close behind, while Philip Robilotto holds a 13-9 season mark, and Cole Aaron (10-8) has also reached double-digits for F&M. 

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Prolific Win: The Diplomats' dominant 35-4 dual win over Davidson on Jan. 4 marked the team's largest margin of victory over an opponent since a 41-3 stomping of Millersville in February of 2014. 

Historic Showing at Lehman Open: Four Diplomat wrestlers placed at the David H. Lehman F&M Open on Jan. 5 - the most ever for the Diplomats at their home tournament.  Paddy Quinlan (141) and Antonio Pelusi (285) led the way with second-place showings while Wil Gil claimed sixth at 141 and Emmett LiCastri secured fourth at 157. 

Important Dates

Thursday, Jan. 24 – first release of NCAA coaches' rank and RPI for individual wrestlers
Thursday, Feb. 14 – second release of NCAA coaches' rank/RPI
Thursday, Feb. 28 – conference allocations for NCAA championships, third release of NCAA coaches' rank/RPI
Tuesday, March 12 – Release the 330 qualifiers for the Division I Wrestling Championships
Wednesday, March 13 – 6:00 PM - NCAA.com selection show that reveals seeding and brackets for championships

EIWA Tickets: Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 EIWA Championships, which are hosted by Binghamton and are set to run from March 8-9. 

Presale tickets are on sale now and run through Dec. 31. Buying an all-session pass before that deadline costs $70.00 and can be purchased here. Tickets for children 12 and under will cost $35 and are available by calling the Binghamton Events Center Ticket Office at 607-777-BTIX.

Following the presale date, all-session ticket prices increase by $5.00 each.