Though they beat their opponent earlier in the season, a win against Lenape Valley was simply not in the cards for Delaware Valley.
The Delaware Valley wrestling were defeated by Lenape Valley 36-30 at the NJSIAA group wrestling tournament in Trenton on Saturday.
“That’s a very good opponent, the first time we wrestled them we won the coin flip and won and this time we lost the coin flip and lost,” Delaware Valley head coach Andy Fitz. “It all comes down to a coin flip it’s maddening.”
The Terriers found themselves in a hole late in the match. Lenape Valley pinned Delaware Valley three straight times and had a 33-13 lead after nine bouts.
Then starting at the 113-pound weight class, the Terriers won three bouts, including two pins by Kyle Refalvy and Matt Kolonia, and brought the score to 33-25.
“Once we got back to 113 we went on a roll,” Fitz said. “We knew we had a chance to pin them in a couple of weights.”
The Terriers lost the last bout and ultimately the match. The comeback was valiant but too little too late.
“It came down to the last two weights and they had control and in the end it just didn’t go our way,” Fitz said. “It was close, on a different day this match goes our way.”
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Even though the loss was disappointing, Fitz is happy with his team’s effort.
“I’m proud of our kids, their effort was great,” Fitz said. “It was a remarkable year and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”