CLARION, Pa. (Nov. 22, 2013) – The Rutgers wrestling team dropped Clarion, 30-12, Friday night at Tippin Gym, where the Scarlet Knights took eight of 10 bouts to record their highest point total this season. With the win, RU is 3-0 for the third time in four years heading into a pair dual matchups next Friday at the 2013 Asics/ Journeymen Northeast Duals.
The Scarlet Knights began the match with three-straight victories, jumping out to an early 11-0 lead. The bout began at 125 pounds, where freshman Scott DelVecchio (South Plainfield, N.J.) kicked the action off with the first dual victory of his career.
DelVecchio earned a 15-6 major decision before redshirt senior Vinnie Dellefave (Toms River, N.J.) improved to 2-0 this season with a 15-6 major decision of his own against No. 18/NR/NR (AWN/InterMat/W.I.N.) Sam Sherlock
Freshman Tyson Dippery (Harrisburg, Pa.) earned a 7-3 decision in his first dual start at 141 pounds, but Clarion (2-3) came storming back, earning back-to-back pins at 149 and 157 pounds to take a 12-11 lead.
From there, RU never looked back, winning the final five bouts to secure a 30-12 win. Redshirt junior Nick Visicaro (Long Branch, N.J.) picked up his first dual win by an 8-2 margin over CU’s Mike Pavasko, while redshirt freshman Phil Bakuckas (Hammonton, N.J.), redshirt sophomore Billy Smith (Wantage, N.J.), sophomore Hayden Hrymack (Lincroft, N.J.) and redshirt senior Dan Seidenberg (Red Bank, N.J.) all improved to 3-0 in duals this season.
The Scarlet Knights are back in action next Friday, Nov. 29 at the 2013 Asics/ Journeymen Northeast Duals in Albany, N.Y. RU will take on No. 15 Virginia and Michigan State.
Rutgers 30, Clarion 12
Dual started at 125 pounds
125- Scott Delvecchio (RU) maj. dec. Jonathan Mele (CL) 15-6
133- Vinne Dellafave (RU) maj. dec. No. 18/NR/NR Sam Sherlock (CL) 15-6
141- Tyson Dippery (RU) dec. Tyler Bedelyon (CL) 7-3
149- No. 17/18/NR Justin Arthur (CL) wbf Ken Thoebold (RU) 2:26
157- Austin Matthews (CL) wbf Anthony PErrotti (RU) 6:45
165- Nick Visicaro (RU) dec. Mike Pavasko (CL) 8-2
174- Phil Bakuckas (RU) maj. dec. Ryan Darch (CL) 11-2
184- Dan Seidenberg (RU) dec. Dustin Conti (CL) 3-1
197- Hayden Hrymack (RU) wbf Daniel Sutherland (CL) 5:56
285- No. 16/17/17 Billy Smith (RU) dec. Evan Daley (CL) 9-4
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