By Gillian Baker / Full360 Digital Producer
The Delaware Valley University Women’s Wrestling team was faced with ups and downs all throughout their season, but came out on top against Ursinus College. The Aggies women only had one home match on the season this year, but showed out in their home gym and proved to be triumphant. After the women competed, Men’s Wrestling honored their four seniors in an exhilarating match where they too faced the Ursinus Bears.
The Aggies Women’s wrestling team faced the Bears first to start off the night. Three continuous double forfeits happened before we were able to see a match wrestled by a name we all know, Bridgette Schoultz. Wrestling for the 123 lbs weight class, Shoultz pinned her opponent Roskos in 4:25 minutes. Following this win, the Aggies were now up 5-0.
Though Schoultz provided a big win, it was not easy for DelVal following her match. After three more forfeits, the score sat tied 10-10. Freshman Nicole Shisler found herself pinned by a Bears wrestler at 155 pounds, and now the Aggies were falling behind at 15-10. The Aggies were able to finish off the night with two back to back pins in under 2 minutes by Mckenna Cooper and Ciara Jaynes to come out on top with a score of 20-15.
Following a big win, the men’s team was now in a position where they wanted to match their women’s team and end the night with wins from both teams. The Aggies began the night by honoring their four seniors, Jake Nase, Mike Rubino, Austin Williams, and Russell Benson.
Senior wrestler Jake Nase commented on what the win meant to him: “It’s special to win on your senior night. The whole team worked hard to make the match end well.”
Post ceremony, DelVal got right onto the scoreboard holding an 8-0 lead against Urisnus after only two matches. Sophomore Greg Croce showcased his knowledge and creativity during his match, continuously allowing his opponent to get into a beneficial position and once again taking him down. This tactic allowed Croce to keep adding points for the Aggies score.
The Aggies gave fans an exhilarating night, winning their individual matches left and right. Midway through the night, DelVal led 15-3 and proved their strength by never losing the lead.
Only two Aggies fell to a loss throughout the whole night, giving Delaware Valley the 24-19 win over Ursinus College. The Aggies look to follow this success with a forthcoming trip to Vermont.
To read DelVal Athletic’s full write up, visit https://athletics.delval.edu/news/2023/1/25/mens-wrestling-earns-24-9-home-win-over-ursinus-on-senior-night.aspx to read more.
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