MHS matmen drop dual matches to Brecksville, Olentangy Liberty


Monarch wrestler Erryl Will lifts Nick Campbell of Brecksville off his feet during a match on Saturday. Will won the match, 6-5. It was one of three mat wins for MHS against the Bees. (Journal-Tribune photo by Chad Williamson)

The Marysville High School varsity wrestling team saw its 12-match dual winning streak snapped on Saturday.
The Monarchs fell to Brecksville-Broadview Heights, 57-12, and to Olentangy Liberty, 37-28, during a triangular event at MHS.
“With so many of our usual competitions canceled this year, we jumped at the opportunity to add Brecksville to our schedule as a last-minute addition,” said MHS coach Shawn Andrews. “We were already scheduled to host Liberty.
“Brecksville came out in the dual and showed why they are a top five team in the state,” he said. “While we had some guys compete in individual matches, as a team we didn’t rise to the occasion.”
Match results against Brecksville were as follows:
-106: Brett Stanley (B) won by forfeit;
-113: Chase Pluhar (B) scored a 16-4 major decision over Zach Pfarr (M);
-120: Kaden Jett (B) defeated Emilio Guerrero (M) by an 18-3 technical fall;
-126: Brock Herman (B) recorded a 21-3 technical fall over Nathan Thompson;
-132: Manny Scordos (B) pinned Lincoln Witt (M) in 25 seconds;
-138: Josh Melms (M) notched a 7-4 verdict over James Bronstrup (B);
-145: Kael Voinovich (B) beat Lincoln Heard (M) by a 12-0 major decision;
-152: Victor Voinovich (B) topped Jack Golla (M) by a 23-8 technical fall;
-160: Erryl Will (M) edged Nick Campbell (B), 6-5;
-170: Luke Vanadia (B) downed Colton Powers (M) by a 9-1 major decision;
-182: Anthony Rizzo (B) pinned Christian McCartney (M), 4:26;
-195: Shawn Earle (B) put Ben Bickerstaff (M) to the mat in 5:21;
-220: Ben Vanadia (B) won by forfeit;
-Hwt.: Zach McMinn (M) won by forfeit.
“Against Liberty we dropped a nine-point loss,” said Andrews. “As a coach in a dual, you can almost always go back and find matches where you can get those points back.
“We lost several close matches that make the difference between winning a close dual and losing one,” he said. “One of the greatest things about wrestling is that in most cases it reveals the truth and gives you a snapshot of where you are in that moment.
“Saturday revealed we have a long way to go by the end of the season to get where we want to be,” said Andrews.
MHS-Liberty match results were as follows:
-106: Prestyn Parks (L) won by forfeit;
-113: Jaxson Roselli (L) pinned Pfarr (M), 1:35;
-120: Guerrero (M) toppled Nicholas Vittorini (L), 51 seconds;
-126: Thompson (M) beat Adam Gintert (L), 7-4;
-132: Hunter Ford (L) put Witt (M) to the mat in 5:14;
-138: Broc Fitzpatrick (L) edged Melms (M), 9-7;
-145: Heard (M) scored a 25-13 major decision over Mark Ceddia (L);
-152: Golla (M) needed just 15 seconds to pin Gabriel Penre (L);
Golla’s victory pulled the Monarchs to within 21-19 at that point in the match.
The remainder of the matches were as follows:
-160: Luca Uliano (L) scored a 9-0 major decision over Will (M);
-170: Jayce Fitzpatrick (L) edged Powers (M), 2-0;
-182: McCartney (M) beat Zach Dunbar (L) by default;
-195: Braden Quillin (L) defeated Bickerstaff, 9-6;
-220: Dylan Rouso (L) won by forfeit;
-Hwt.: McMinn (M) won by forfeit.
The Monarchs have opportunities to erase Saturday’s setbacks from their memory banks.
They will host Lancaster on Wednesday in a state duals qualifier and return on Thursday to compete on their home mat against Dublin Jerome on senior night.
“I am excited to get back to work this week and see how we respond,” said Andrews.

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