TAKESDOWN SAYVILLE 41-40
Bayport's Shane Santora controls Sayville's Ryan Lamar at 132 pounds.
Joe Sparacio of Bayport stays in control over Sayville's Yirdaw Rivera. The #1 ranked Sparacio picked up the fall at 106 pounds.
Sayville's Aiden White reverses Bayport's Hayden Gallagher en route to a fall at 113 pounds.
Sayville's James Mejia holds on to Bayport's Gavin Souto en route to a 3rd period pin at 145 pounds.
Sayville's Joe Lopresti, ranked 3rd in Suffolk's Division I, improved to 24-1 with a fall at 182 pounds.
Bayport's Max Gallagher works for control against Sayville's Mack Murtha. Gallagher, the top ranked Division II wrestler in Suffolk at 99 pounds won 10-8 in a barn burner of a match.
Sayville's Jacob Wolmart takes Bayport's Colin Gallagher to the mat en route to a 16-5 decision at 138 pounds.
Sayville's Max Maizus works his front headlock to a first period fall at 195 pounds.
Bayport's Michael Kilgen works for his takedown at 120 pounds to secure a 15-4 victory.
BAYPORT-BLUE POINT 41 SAYVILLE 40
99- Max Gallagher (BBP) dec. Mack Murtha 10-8
106- Joe Sparacio (BBP) pinned Yirdaw Rivera 3:59
113- Aiden White (Say) pinned Hayden Gallagher 3:29
120- Mike Kilgen (BBP) maj.dec. Ken Lopresti 15-4
126- Brant Sadenwater (BBP) pinned Colin Stagg :42
132- Shane Santora (BBP) maj.dec. Ryan Lamar 13-5
138- Jacob Wolmart (Say) maj.dec. Colin Gallagher 16-5
145- James Mejia (Say) pinned Gavin Souto 4:28
152- Danny Horton (BBP) pinned Cody Lopresti :25
160- Kenny Hannaford (BBP) pinned Luca DeStefano
170- Brandon Kruger (BBP) won by forfeit
182- Joe Lopresti (Say) pinned Eddie Negron 1:56
195- Maximus Maizus (Say) pinned Sam Morales 1:45
220- Brad Eisner (Say) won by forfeit
285- Nick DeStefano (Say) won by forfeit
In an action-packed dual meet between cross-town rivals, that are a little less than 2 miles apart, Bayport-Blue Point prevailed with a 41-40 victory over League Six representative Sayville. The Phantoms won 8 out the 15 bouts contested and were paced by defending Division II champion Joe Sparacio who posted a fall at 106, along with other pin winners: Danny Horton (152) and Kenny Hannaford at 160. BBP's Shane Santoro was embroiled in a back-and-forth bout and converted a duck under, along with an ankle pick takedown for a pivotal 13-5 major decision at 132 pounds.
Sayville battled back with key victories turned in by Jacob Wolmart and James Mejia. Wolmart used a barrage of double-leg takedowns en route to a 16-5 major decision at 138 and Mejia clamped his opponent with a tight half-nelson at 145, and brought the team score to 20-16. The Golden Flashes all-county junior Joe Lopresti (24-1) registered a first period fall with a tight bar-arm at 182 and following a series of forfeits, Sayville took a 40-38 lead heading into the dual meet's final bout in the 99-pound class.
At 99 pounds, BBP's returning Division II finalist Max Gallagher scored first with a single leg takedown. Sayville's highly-touted Mack Murtha scored with a beautiful pancake takedown and took a 7-4 lead. After exchanging escapes, Gallagher scored with a snap-spin takedown along with a tilt and emerged with an exciting 10-8 victory, much to the delight of the home town fans. This dual meet was simply great for wrestling - good competition and outstanding sportmanship was exhibited by both mat squads.