LEXINGTON, Va. — The VMI wrestling team opened its 2021 home season with a 30-9 victory over Sacred Heart University (Conn.) Saturday in non-conference action from Cormack Hall. The Keydets won seven of the 10 weight classes, and avenged a 30-9 defeat last year at Sacred Heart.

The Keydets opened with wins in the first four matches. Senior Cliff Conway won a thriller in a sudden victory overtime period 8-2 in the opener at 125. Freshman Luke Fegley followed with the only pin of the day in 4:47 at 133 and freshman Freddy Junko had a 6-0 win at 141. Sophomore Job Chishko had a tough 4-2 win at 149.

After three Pioneer victories, sophomore Zach Brown scored a 4-3 win at 184 and Sacred Heart forfeited the two heaviest weight classes.