The St. Augustine Prep wrestling team went 1-1 during the first day of the Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, on Friday.

The Hermits beat Eastern View (Virginia) 53-15 in the opening round of the winners bracket. They followed it up with a 34-21 loss to Erie Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania) in the second bracket.

The Hermits (6-4), No. 3 in The Press Elite 11, will face Smyrna (Delaware) in the consolation bracket starting Saturday morning.

No. 3 St. Augustine Prep 53,

Eastern View (Va.) 15

106—Ryan Defoney SA p. Blake Sheads 0:34; 113—Gianni Danze SA d. Daniel Taylor 6-1; 120—Dan Martini SA d. Dillon Werth 5-2; 126—Steve Schwab SA p. Johnny Laird 2:38; 132—George Coleman SA p. Austin Kolikas 1:31; 138—Connor Kraus SA md. Travis Gorham 10-1; 145—Brett Bodnar SA p. Drew Shurina 1:14; 152—Sal Manera SA by forfeit; 160—Anthony Bevilaqau SA d. CJ Taylor 8-4; 170—Joe Colon SA md. Griffin Smythers 9-1; 182—Mike Misita SA p. Avery Rabb 1:41; 195—Zac Brown EV d. Sean Lenzsch 14-9; 220—Kyle Jenkins EV p Branden John 1:04; 285—David Leavell EV p. Matt Compton 2:59.

Records—SA 6-3.

Erie Cathedral Prep (Pa.) 34,

No. 3 St. Augustine Prep 21

106—Ryan Defone SA d. Jacon Brumett 6-0; 113—Gianni Danze SA d. John O'Neill 11-4; 120—Dan Martini SA d. Alex Chelton 7-3; 126—Steve Schwab SA d. Tyler McKenney 7-4; 132—Andrew Stark EC d. George Coleman 4-0; 138—Connor Kraus SA p. Marques McClorin 0:53; 145—Kishawn Higgins EC d. Brett Bodnar 4-2; 152—Albert Taylor EC d. Sal Manera 7-5; 160—Anthony Bevilaqua SA d. Luke Sittinger 12-8; 170—Carter Starocci EC p. Joe Colon 3:37; 182—Luigi Yates EC md. Mike Misitia 12-4; 195—Dorian Crosby EC sv-1 Sean Lenzsch 6-4; 220—Kareem Carson EC p. Branden John 0:16; 285—Kawaun DeBoe EC p. Matt Compton 0:27.

Records—SA 6-4.

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I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July of 2013

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