InterMat Wrestling – Three first-period pins propel Bucknell past F&M

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — A trio of first-period pins propelled the Bucknell wrestling team to a 35-6 victory over Franklin & Marshall on Sunday at Davis Gym.

Overall, the Bison (6-7, 4-3 EIWA) won eight of 10 bouts to dispatch the Diplomats (2-6, 0-5 EIWA). Matthew Kolonia (149), Zach Hartman (157) and Frankie Guida, Jr. (174) all pinned their opponent in the first period, with Hartman needing just 55 seconds to do so. Kolonia and Hartman’s pins, which came back-to-back, stacked Bucknell a 20-3 lead at the halfway mark of the dual.

The Campbell twins gave the Bison early momentum, each racking up takedowns that brought the Davis Gym crowd to its feet. At 125 pounds, Jakob Campbell was a 12-5 victor over Jose Diaz; one weight class up, David Campbell scored his first career technical fall over Mike Simonetti.

After Joey Gould (141) dropped a tight 6-4 decision to Wil Gil, who entered their bout with an impressive 23-9 record, Kolonia and Hartman made quick work of their opponents. Kolonia’s pin came at the 1:51 mark and was his second of the campaign; Hartman has now pinned five of his past seven opponents to bring his season total to a team-best eight.

Following D.J. Hollingshead’s (165) 10-4 decision over Crew Fullerton, Guida, Jr. won his first career dual bout in dramatic fashion. He needed just 1:31 to pin Jacob Conners, earning him one of the loudest standing ovations of the day.

Kyle Inlander (184) and Drew Phipps (197) each won by decision, with Phipp’s victory coming over a wrestler who entered their bout with a 17-9 record.

Hartman’s pin improved his season record to a team-best 19-5. The freshman, who is ranked as high as eighth nationally, suffered his first defeat at the hands of an unranked grappler on Friday against North Carolina’s Josh McClure. Hartman is currently 10-3 in duals, including an unblemished 7-0 mark in EIWA action. Five of his wins over EIWA opponents have come by fall.

The Bison next host American on Friday, February 8 at 7 p.m. in their second-to-last home dual of the 2018-19 campaign. They then travel to Army West Point for a 2 p.m. dual on Sunday, Feb. 10.

Results:

125: Jakob Campbell (BU) dec. over Jose Diaz (F&M) 12-5

133: David Campbell (BU) tech fall over Mike Simonetti (F&M) 16-1 (7:00)

141: Wil Gil (F&M) dec. over Joey Gould (BU) 6-4

149: Matthew Kolonia (BU) fall over Cole Aaron (F&M) 1:51

157: #10/8/10 Zach Hartman (BU) fall over Paddy Quinlan (F&M) 0:55

165: D.J. Hollingshead (BU) dec. over Crew Fullerton (F&M) 10-4

174: Frankie Guida, Jr. (BU) fall over Jacob Conners (F&M) 1:31

184: Kyle Inlander (BU) dec. over Reid Robilotto (F&M) 5-2

197: Drew Phipps (BU) dec. over Philip Robilotto (F&M) 8-4

285: Antonio Pelusi (F&M) dec. over Eric Chakonis (BU) 8-2





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