Andrew Ratkitzis of Plainedge lifts Gavin Casey of Wantagh. Rakitzis won this 195 pound matchup 6-4.
Anthony Bowles of Plainedge controls Nick Coppola of Wantagh winning the 6-1 decision at 182 pounds.
Ryan Coder of Plainedge battles for a 3-0 decision at 170 pounds.
Jake Schozer of Plainedge needed this takedown in overtime to defeat Wantagh's Nick Rogers 4-2 in the meet's first bout at 160 pounds.
Wantagh's Kyle Quinn works his dump for a takedown and secures a second period fall at 120 pounds.
Wantagh's Justin Vines works his 3/4 nelson for a fall at 99 pounds.
Hector Guerrero of Plainedge brings George Albert of Wantagh to the mat. Guerrero won an 11-4 decision at 126 pounds but it wasn't enough to overcome the Warriors.
Wantagh (15-2) defeated rival Plainedge (11-2), 39-27, in a hotly contested dual meet amongst two of Nassau's top teams. The Warriors were paced by 2013 state champion Kyle Quinn (12-0) at 120 and lightweight stars Justin Vines (17-2) at 99 and Jonathan Loew (20-2) at 106. Both Vines and Loew recorded first period falls and Quinn applied a tight spiral/half for a second period pin. A pivotal bout at 147 saw Wantagh's Blaise Kavanagh (22-3) blank Joe Loconte, 5-0, and give the host team a 33-27 lead with one bout remaining in the dual. At 152 pounds, the Warriors Andrew Eget posted a third period fall and clinched the dual for the home team. Plainedge had key performances turned in by all-county matmen, Hector Guerrero (16-2) at 126, Anthony Bowles (13-1) at 182 and Andrew Rakitzis (17-3) at 195. Guerrero used his double leg takedowns and bar/arms for a solid 11-4 win and both Bowles and Ratkitzis posted decisions. The dual started at 160 and saw Plainedge's Jacob Schozer edge Nick Rogers, as Schozer scored with a strong double leg takedown and emerged with an exciting 4-2 OT victory. The Red Devil's Ben Re stunned the home crowd as he slapped on a tight cross/face cradle and registered a first period pin to pulled the visitors to 30-27 in the team score.
WANTAGH 39 PLAINEDGE 27
99- Justin Vines(Want) pinned Cameron Ahearn :44.
106- Jonathan Loew(Want) pinned Nick Ragione :47
113- John DeRidder (Want) won by forfeit
120- Kyle Quinn(Want) pinned Tom Yannoros 3:23
126- Hector Guerrero(Plain) dec. George Albert 11-4
132- Tyler Alton(Plain) dec. Joe Conklin 5-1
138- Ben Re(Plain) pinned Nick Colombi 1:06
145- Blaise Kavanagh (Want) dec. Joe Loconte 5-0
152- Andrew Eget(Want) pinned Nick Tusa 5-20
160- Jacob Schozer(Plain) dec. Nick Rogers 4-2 OT
170- Ryan Coder(Plain) dec. Colm Magner 3-0
182- Anthony Bowles(Plain) dec. Nick Coppola 6-1
195- Andrew Ratkitzis(Plain) dec.Gavin Casey 6-4
220- Larry Baker(Want) pinned Steve McCartney 1:47
285- Frank Soto(Plain) dec. Pat Smith 2-1 OT
Wantagh's Jonathan Loew takes down Plainedge's Nick Ragione. Loew picked up a first period fall at 106 pounds to help power Wantagh to a 39-27 win.
WANTAGH STOPS PLAINEDGE 39-27
Wantagh's Jonathan Loew works for his first period fall at 106 pounds.
Frank Soto of Plainedge escaped in overtime and held off Pat Smith of Wantagh to win at 285 pounds.
Wantagh's Andrew Eget secures a guillotine for a fall in the final bout of the evening at 152 pounds.
Wantagh's Blaise Kavanagh controls Plainedge's Joe Loconte en route to a 5-0 win at 145 pounds.
Plainedges' Tyler Alton works for his takedown against Wantagh's Joe Conklin. Alton picked up the 5-1 decision at 132 pounds.