|Keegan Connelly||William Laughlin||Aidan McNally|
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - The University of Scranton wrestling team made history on Thursday night at Delaware Valley, as the Royals collected dual match victories over the host Rams (36-15) and Camden County Community College (42-9) to match the program record for most dual match victories in a season.
With the victories, Scranton is now 15-7, which matches the mark set by the 2016-17 Royals, who finished the dual bout season 15-4 overall. Here are some highlights of the evening.
The Royals had several two-time winners on the evening. Pacing Scranton once again was senior heavyweight Keegan Connelly (Schnecksville, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic), who had a 5-3 win by decision against Delaware Valley, and an 8-2 win over Camden County CC. With his victories, Connelly is now 28-3 overall for the year, already the 13th most wins in a season in program history.
At 125 pounds, sophomore Matthew Murawski (Harrington Park, N.J./Northern Valley - Old Tappan) won twice, taking a win by forfeit over Del. Valley and a win by pinfall in just 20 seconds against Camden County CC.
Junior William Laughlin (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) was also impressive at 174 pounds, winning by pinfall against Del. Valley (in 1:52) and by major decision (16-2) against Camden County CC.
At 184 pounds, fellow sophomore Aidan McNally (Scranton, Pa./Scranton) also won twice, taking a 6-2 win by decision against Del. Valley and a shutout 16-0 technical fall win over Camden County CC.
Several Scranton wrestlers also collected victories via forfeit in both matches. Against Del. Valley, freshman Michael Garcia (Verona, N.J./Verona) at 141, senior T.J. Conlon (Long Branch, N.J./Long Branch) at 157 and junior Kyle Shaffer (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) at 165 all won by forfeit. Conlon and Shaffer did the same against Camden County CC, as did freshman Anthony Clarizio (Cedar Grove, N.J./Cedar Grove) at 141 and freshman Dante Simeti (Pearl River, N.J./Pearl River) at 149.
The University of Scranton wrestling team returns to action on Saturday, hosting Alfred State in the John Long Center. The dual match begins at 1 p.m.