January 27, 2012; Bloomsburg University Release-
Bloomsburg Falls to Edinboro in Wrestling
EDINBORO—The Bloomsburg University wrestling team tried to make it three straight road wins on Friday night, but came up short losing to #11 Edinboro, 23-16.
The Huskies opened the match with a win by Sean Boylan (Seaville, NJ/St. Marks) at 125 pounds who won 6-1. Edinboro came back with wins in the next three bouts to go on top 12-3.
At 141 pounds Derek Shingara (Shamokin/Shamokin) narrowly lost to #18 Mitchell Port, 4-2, while at 149 BU's Bryce Busler (Mechanicsburg/Cumberland Valley) battled sixth-ranked Dave Habat before falling 6-2. Bloomsburg rallied with #9 Frank Hickman (Castle Hayne, NC/E.A. Laney) scoring a 19-6 win over Casey Fuller at 157 pounds to narrow the gap to 12-7.
Bloomsburg cut the lead to12-7 when Kevin Hartnett (Staten Island, NY/Monsignor Farrell) won 9-5 at 165 pounds, then the Huskies took a 16-12 lead when #20 Mike Dessino (Middlesex, NJ/Middlesex) won by fall over Chris Hrunka in 5:45 at 174 pounds. Edinboro though came back and won by major decision at both 184 and 197, then closed out the match when Ernest James won 4-2 at heavyweight over the Huskies Zac Walsh (Denville, NJ/Morris Knolls).
“We are wrestling hard,” said coach John Stutzman. “We had our chances at 141, 149 and heavyweight, but ended up losing tight matches. We were in a position to win, but Edinboro is a very talented team.” The loss for the Huskies was their fifth this season to a ranked team. Previously Bloomsburg fell to Maryland, Penn State, Penn, and Pitt.
Bloomsburg will be back at the Nelson Field House on Feb. 3 hosting Clarion at 7 p.m.
#11 Edinboro 23 Bloomsburg 16
125 Sean Boylan (Seaville, NJ/St. Marks) (BU) dec. Kory Mines (EU) 6-1 0-3
133 #6 A.J. Schopp (EU) fall over Craig Barker (Lecanto, FL/Citrus) (BU) 3:46 6-3
141 #18 Mitchell Port (EU) dec. Derek Shingara (Shamokin/Shamokin) (BU) 4-2 9-3
149 #6 Dave Habat (EU) dec. Bryce Busler (Mechanicsburg/Cumberland Valley) (BU) 6-2 12-3
157 #9 Frank Hickman (Castle Hayne, NC/E.A. Laney) (BU) maj. dec. Casey Fuller (EU) 19-6 12-7
165 Kevin Hartnett (Staten Island, NY/Monsignor Farrell) (BU) dec. Jesse Swink (EU) 9-5 12-10
174 #20 Mike Dessino (Middlesex, NJ/Middlesex) (BU) fall over Chris Hrunka (EU) 5:45 12-16
184 Vic Avery (EU) maj. dec. Sam Shirey (Beaver Springs/Midd-West) (BU) 14-5 16-16
197 #2 Chris Honeycutt (EU) maj. dec. Richard Perry (Meriden, CT/Middletown) (BU) 16-6 20-16
Hwt. Ernest James (EU) dec. Zac Walsh (Denville, NJ/Morris Knolls) (BU) 4-2 23-16
Edinboro 7-2, 3-0 EWL
Bloomsburg 14-5, 1-2 EWL