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HEMPSTEAD, New York - Senior Chris Weidman and graduate student Matt Pollock each recorded victories by falls, and four other Pride wrestlers posted major decisions as 11th-ranked Hofstra swept Army (0-1), 41-0, at the David S. Mack Sports Complex Wednesday night. The Pride, who posted their second straight shutout after a 56-0 victory at Wagner on Tuesday, improve to 2-0 on the season.

Weidman, a returning All-American after a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships last March, pinned Connor Sanders in 4:30 at 197 pounds in the third match of the night to give the Pride a 13-0 lead. Heavyweight Matt Pollock, a transfer from Cornell University, then pinned Michael Sprigg (A) in 3:26 to boost the lead to 19-0.

Returning senior All-American Mike Patrovich improved to 2-0 on the season with a 22-8 major decision over Army's John Drew at 165 pounds. Classmate James Strouse posted an 11-3 victory over Chris Grill at 157. Junior Charles Griffin, ranked 14th at 141, recorded an 11-0 victory over Lief Gilsdorf while Joe Rovelli, ranked fifth at 184 pounds, tallied a 14-5 major decision over Scott Ferguson.

Junior Dave Tomasette, ranked 20th at 125 pounds, sophomore Alton Lucas at 174 pounds, and freshman Lou Ruggirello all posted decisions. Ruggirello's match was the closest of the night, as the newcomer posted a 2-1 victory over Matt Kyler on the riding time point.

Hofstra will compete at the East Stroudsburg Open this Saturday, November 18 before returning to dual match competition on Saturday, November 25 at the Journeymen/Brute Northeast Collegiate Duals in Guilderland Center, New York.

Hofstra 41, Army 0
174 * Alton Lucas (H) dec. Ryan Mergen (A) 10-5
184 * Joe Rovelli (H) maj. dec, Scott Ferguson (A) 14-5
197 * Chris Weidman (H) wbf Connor Sanders (A) 4:30
285 * Matt Pollock (H) wbf Michael Sprigg (A) 3:26
125 * Dave Tomasette (H) dec. Whitt Dunning (A) 9-2
133 * Lou Ruggirello (H) dec. Matt Kyler (A) 2-1
141 * Charles Griffin (H) maj. dec. Lief Gilsdorf (A) 11-0
149 - Mike Parziale (H) dec. Brian Rowan (A) 6-4
157 - James Strouse (H) maj. dec. Chris Grill (A) 11-3
165 - Mike Patrovich (H) maj. dec. John Drew (A) 22-8

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