Neal Richards Pins Both Foes at Hofstra
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Red-shirt junior Neal Richards pinned both competitors he faced Sunday, but it wasn’t enough as the VMI wrestling team was defeated by Northern Colorado University (35-9) and host Hofstra University (28-15) in non-conference dual matches hosted by Hofstra on Long Island.
Richards downed Trenton Schultz from NCU by fall in 4:28, while it took him just 25 seconds to pin Sage Heller of Hofstra. He is now 14-3 on the season with seven-straight wins and a 9-0 mark in dual competition.
Dom Gallo also won both of his matches, 4-0 against No. Colorado and by default against Hofstra. Hunter Starner narrowly was beaten (5-4) against NCU and scored a 15-8 win in his match against Hofstra.
The Keydets are off until Saturday, December 29, taking part in the Lock Haven University (Pa.) Classic.
December 9 – Hempstead, N.Y.
Northern Colorado 35, VMI 9
125: Rico Montoya (NOCO) over Cliff Conway (VMI) (TF 16-0 5:14)
133: Sean Cannon (NOCO) over Hunter Starner (VMI) (Dec 5-4)
141: Dom Gallo (VMI) over Owen Lamb (NOCO) (Dec 4-0)
149: Mason Hulse (NOCO) over Zach Schmitt (VMI) (MD 18-7)
157: Jordan Robison (NOCO) over Jerrod Hunziker (VMI) (Fall 4:23)
165: Macoy Flanagan (NOCO) over Jakob Kennedy (VMI) (Dec 12-5)
174: Neal Richards (VMI) over Trenton Schultz (NOCO) (Fall 4:28)
184: Dalton Robertson (NOCO) over Ben Wagner (VMI) (Fall 3:48)
197: Jacob Seely (NOCO) over Chris Beck (VMI) (MD 11-2)
285: Robert Winters (NOCO) over Trey Momon (VMI) (MD 11-3)
Hofstra 28, VMI 15
125: Dylan Ryder (HOFS) over Cliff Conway (VMI) (TF 15-0 6:13)
133: Hunter Starner (VMI) over Trent Olson (HOFS) (Dec 15-8)
141: Dom Gallo (VMI) over (HOFS) (For.)
149: Garrett Lambert (HOFS) over Zach Schmitt (VMI) (MD 11-0)
157: Chris Mauriello (HOFS) over Jerrod Hunziker (VMI) (TF 17-2 7:00)
165: Ricky Stamm (HOFS) over Jakob Kennedy (VMI) (TF 18-3 7:00)
174: Neal Richards (VMI) over Sage Heller (HOFS) (Fall 0:25)
184: Trey Rogers (HOFS) over Max Gallahan (VMI) (Dec 5-4)
197: Nezar Haddad (HOFS) over Chris Beck (VMI) (Dec 5-4)
285: Omar Haddad (HOFS) over Trey Momon (VMI) (Dec 2-1)