PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Nov. 1, 2013) – The Rutgers wrestling team narrowly won its season-opening dual match against Hofstra Sunday afternoon at the Mack Sports Complex. The Pride tied the match at 21-21 after Jamel Hudson won the final bout of the afternoon by a 16-5 major decision over redshirt freshman Sean McCabe (Connetquot, N.Y.).
But the Scarlet Knights earned the tie-breaking point courtesy of Criteria 3, as RU edged the Pride in pins, 2-1. The full results from the match are listed below, as four Scarlet Knights made their collegiate debuts against the Pride.
RU turned the match around after redshirt freshman Phillip Bakuckas (Hammonton, N.J.) scored a 3-0 decision over Victor Pozsonyi. From there, the Scarlet Knights earned back-to-back pins at 197 pounds and 285 pounds from sophomore Hayden Hrymack (Lincroft, N.J.) and Billy Smith (Wantage, N .J.), respectively.
Rutgers (22), Hofstra (21)
141 Luke Vaith (Hofstra) won by tech fall over freshman Corey Stasenko (South Plainfield, N.J.) (Rutgers) 5:45 18-3.
149 Cody Ruggirello (Hofstra) won by pin over sophomore Ken Theobold (Toms River, N.J.) (Rutgers) 6:36.
157 Redshirt sophomore Anthony Perrotti (Roseland, N.J.) (Rutgers) won by decision over Nick Terdick (Hofstra) 6-4.
165 Joseph Booth (Hofstra) won by decision over junior Nicholas Visicaro (Long Branch, N.J.) (Rutgers) 11-7.
174 Redshirt freshman Phillip Bakuckas (Hammonton, N.J.) (Rutgers) won by decision over Victor Pozsonyi (Hofstra) 3-0.
184 Redshirt senior Dan Seidenberg (Red Bank, N.J.) (Rutgers) won by decision over Dwight Howes (Hofstra) 3-1.
197 Sophomore Hayden Hrymack (Lincroft, N.J.) (Rutgers) won by pin over David Heitman (Hofstra) 0:43.
285 Redshirt sophomore Billy Smith (Wantage, N.J.) (Rutgers) won by pin over Michael Hughes (Hofstra) 5:17.
125 Jamie Franco (Hofstra) won by decision over freshman Scott Delvecchio (South Plainfield, N.J.)(Rutgers) 5-1.
133 Jamel Hudson (Hofstra) won by major decision over redshirt freshman Sean McCabe (Connetquot, N.Y.) (Rutgers) 16-5.
Tie-breaker - Criteria 3 1.000 point for Rutgers
RU is back in action on Sunday, Nov. 10 to partake in the Binghamton Open in Binghamton, N.Y.
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