Late rally gives Point Beach win over Matawan

Late rally gives Point Beach win over Matawan


Late rally gives Point Beach win over Matawan


A pin by Giancarlo Crivelli in the 126-pound bout, the final one of the match, capped a rally over the final four bouts and gave the Point Pleasant Beach High School wrestling team a dramatic 33-29 win over Matawan on Wednesday night in a nondivisional match.

Point Beach (21-3) recorded pins in the final four bouts of the match.

Vincent Storino (106), Rodney Rupp (113) and John Finnerty (120) all pinned to bring the match to the final bout.

Matawan had built its lead by winning five straight bouts from 170-heavyweight capped by Sultan Abdelaziz’s 3-1 win over Thomas D’Amore at heavyweight. D’Amore. It was only the third loss of the season for D’Amore, the District 23 third-place finisher at heavyweight last year.

James Pierce (152) had a key pin of Tore Capriglione to also spark Matawan to its lead.

Trey Watkins (145), the District 23 runner-up at 113 in 2012, had a a pin in 15 seconds for Point Beach in his first bout of the season.

RARITAN 42, OCEAN 21: Connor Sheehan’s pin in the 160-pound bout started a 20-point run over the final four bouts as the Rockets (27-3), ranked No. 6 in the Asbury Park Press Top 10 and No. 16 in the New Jersey Wrestling Writers Association Top 20, pulled away for the win over the Spartans (10-8).

Tyler Jones (170) followed Sheehan with a pin to clinch the match with two bouts remaining.

In a bout that will have ramifications for the seeding at 132 pounds for the District 22 Tournament, Ocean’s Andrew MacNeille, the District 22 third-place finisher at 126 in 2012, defeated Dylan Seidenberg, the District 22 runner-up at 120 last year, 7-5.

The 132-pound weight class is probably the deepest one in Region VI with many of the major contenders for a top three finish having defeated each other during the season.

SOUTHERN 69, TR EAST 3: The Rams (17-0, 7-0), ranked No. 1 in the APP Top 10 and No. 7 in the NJWAA Top 20, won the final 13 bouts to roll to the win over the Raiders (2-16, 0-5) that officially enabled them to clinch the outright Shore Conference Class A South championship.

It is Southern’s first divisional title since 2005, which is also the only time it has won the NJSIAA Group IV state championship.

Gerardo Jorge (182), Jesse Bauta (220), Brian Bowker (138), Zach Wilhelm (152) and Nick Rancanelli all pinned in under a minute.

Frank Amiano (106), Kody Brodwater (126), Matt Wilhelm (138) also pinned.

The match’s most interesting bout came at 120 where Southern’s Chris Crane, the District 24 third-place finisher at 113 last year, edged Yoseph Borai, the District 24 third-place finisher at 120 last year, 4-3.

KEANSBURG 34, LAKEWOOD 33: Kevin Rogers’ win by major decision at 113 pounds, gave the Titans a 34-21 lead with two bouts left and clinched their win in a nondivisional match.

Keansburg took command of the match by winning four of the five contest bouts between 182 and 113, highlighted by pins by unbeaten Tyree Sutton (220), the District 22 champion at 182 in 2012 Dylan Alt (182) and Aziel Rosado (106).

SJ VIANNEY 48, COLTS NECK 25: Kevin Grady’s pin in the 152-pound bout starred a five-bout, 27-point run that enabled the Lancers (10-5) to pull away for the win over the Cougars (11-12) in a nondivisional match.

Terrence Davis, a two-time District 21 third-place finisher, followed Grady with a pin. Matt Falco (182) also pinned during the decisive run.

POINT BORO 48, MIDD. SOUTH 21: Tomas Foresbburg’s 3-2 win at 182 pounds, started a 41-6 run from 182-138 that enabled the Panthers (15-2), ranked No. 10 in the APP Top 10, to record the win over the Eagles (10-9) in a nondivisional match.

Nicholas Dzuna (195) pinned and Ryan Budzek (132), the Region VI champion at 126 last year, won by technical fall during the decisive run.


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