Coming into the second day of the 2014 Southern Scuffle, Appalachian State University wrestling had three wrestlers still fighting back through the wrestle back bracket.


Redshirt-freshman Vito Pasone (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./E.L. Meyers) moved to 7-8 on the season, including a 36-17 record for his career. Pasone defeated Corey Keener (Central Michigan) at 125 pounds by decision 9-5 in the fourth round of the consolation bracket. Sophomore Zack Strickland (Muncy, Pa./Muncy) and true freshman Nick Kee (Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland) both fell in their opening matches of the second day in fourth round consolation action.


In the fifth round match, Pasone would face Zach Synon (Missouri), but lost a tough and challenging battle.


The Wilkes-Barre, Pa. native, fought his way back through the consolation bracket with many tough matches and showed great resolve. Pasone earned a majority decision over Hunter Wood (Army) and pinned Patrick Rollins (Oregon State) before defeating Keener in the fourth round.


The Apps would finish the Southern Scuffle in 30th place overall. Penn State won the Scuffle with Oklahoma State and Minnesota rounding out the top three.


The Mountaineers will hit the mats again on January 10 when they travel to Buies Creek, N.C. for a dual with Campbell University at 6 p.m.