Here’s some more of what you missed over winter break.
The wrestling team continues to struggle in the new year, dropping matches to Boston University, Shippensburg, Gloucester, and Drexel. However, under new head coach Andy Lausier, the team is making strides, as seen in 133-pound junior Andrew Polidore winning two matches at the 2013 Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Tournament. On Feb. 8, Lausier brings his new warriors into his old coliseum – as the Pioneers visit Princeton, where Lausier helped transform the program as a coach.
After more than a month hiatus, the men’s and women’s fencing teams both upended Yale, each by a score of 14-13. On the men’s side, sophomore Jon Jacovino notched three wins; and senior Lauren Cebello clinched the match with a dramatic comeback for the women. One week later, the Pioneers were back in action as both the men and the women went 4-2 at the Philadelphia Invitational at Temple. Senior Stuart Holmes dominated for the men and senior Colleen Mason started the women off strong with a thrilling 5-4 win. The men, currently ranked 11 in the nation, and the women, currently ranked 17 in the country, take another stab Saturday at Vassar.
The bowling team, ranked 12th in the nation, had a fourth-place finish at the Terriers New Year Knockdown in Brooklyn and a third-place finish at the 2013 Kutztown Invitational, both against the country’s top teams. On an individual level, senior Jackie Carbonetto finished seventh at the 2013 Team USA Trials, further cementing her legacy as one of the greatest athletes to ever don the red-and-white. Sacred Heart is back on the lanes this weekend, as they compete in their second NEC meet of the season in Bradley Beach, N.J.