Defeat Lynnfield/North Reading juggernaut for first time in a decade
Published in the December 23, 2015 edition
SWAMPSCOTT — The holiday is going to a merry one for the Wakefield Memorial High wrestling team as it swept a quad-meet last night with one of those victories coming against the Lynnfield/North Reading juggernaut, a team the Warriors haven’t defeated for at least 10 years.
Wakefield edged Lynnfield/North Reading, 42-39, and routed both Malden Catholic (49-18) and Marblehead/Swampscott (60-12) in a quad-meet held at Swampscott High School.
The Warriors are now 6-0 overall on the season.
Lynnfield/North Reading Meet
The Warriors earned their first victory against the Black and Gold in at least a decade in thrilling meet.
Aiden Coleman’s second period pin after trailing 5-0 helped seal Wakefield’s victory. Coleman, a sophomore, defeated Tim Goucher at 3:47 in the 220 bout.
At the 106 weight class, freshman Aidan Armstrong lost by pin to Dylan Reardon at 3:45.
Chris Alves, a sophomore, accepted a win by forfeit at 113.
But the Black and Gold won the next six weight classes to take a 39-6 lead.
Junior Jack Spicer, senior Evan McGuire and sophomore Kendall Hiltpold all lost by pin at the 120, 126 and 132 weight classes. Spicer was defeated by Joe Reardon at 3:33, McGuire lost to Kai Jean Simon at 2:50 and Hiltpold was pinned by Max Whyman at 35 seconds.
At 138, Jake Goodchild, a sophomore, dropped a 6-2 decision to Adam Rossetti.
Sophomore Ryan Smith and junior Matt Murdocca both lost by pin at the 145 and 152 weight classes. Smith was defeated by Mike Reardon at 1:59 and Murdocca was beaten by Devon Leggart at 3:01.
The Warriors then won the next six weight classes scoring 36 points to win the meet.
At 160 and 170, junior Joe Marinaccio and senior Evan Gourville both won by pin. Marinaccio took down Adam Wilkinson at 47 seconds and Gourville defeated Joe Gonthier at 3:02.
Tom Hayes, a junior, won by forfeit at 182 before sophomore Steve Mercurio pinned Kevin Farrelly at 23 seconds of the 195 bout.
Coleman earned his pivotal victory at 220 before Anthony Denham, a junior, accepted a forfeit at 285 to wrap up the meet.
Malden Catholic Meet
The Warriors won nine of the 12 weight classes contested against the Lancers. The 195 and 285 weight classes weren’t contested.
At 113, Alves was pinned by Richard Swierk at 1:04.
Jacob Allen, a junior, won by forfeit at 120, while Spicer scored a victory by major decision (15-7) over Pat Kilburn at the 126 weight class.
At 132, McGuire pulled out a 15-13 decision over Peter Icocci, while at 138, Goodchild pinned Will Fosi at 5:00.
Smith was pinned by Kevin Bautista at 1:03 of the 145 weight class for six more points for the Lancers.
Wakefield then won the next four weight classes by pin.
Murdocca, junior Ben Piercy, Marinaccio and Gourville all won by pin at 152, 160, 170 and 182. Murdocca defeated Joe Crowley at 4:34. Piercy took down Aidan Steckle at 2:37. Marinaccio pinned Connor Dillingham at 2:41. Gourville beat Mike Santana at 3:57.
At 220, Coleman pinned Sean Farrow at 1:06.
The final bout was at 106 where Armstrong was pinned by Tommy St. Cyr at 2:48.
The Warriors dominated even more against the host co-op team as they won 10 out of the 12 weight classes. The 285 and 106 weight classes weren’t contested.
Spicer won by forfeit at 120 before McGuire and Goodchild prevailed by way of the pin at 126 and 132. McGuire took down Brett Reznick at 3:41 while Goodchild defeated Ari Stheynberg at 1:43.
Kevin Tran, a sophomore, was pinned by Stephen Hopkins at 3:48 of the 138 weight class.
Smith won by forfeit at 145 and Murdocca pinned Luke Holmes at 1:07 of the 152 bout.
At 160, Piercy was pinned by Max Barazkov at 1:34.
Marinaccio, Gourville, Mercurio and Coleman all won by fall at 170, 182, 195 and 220. Marinaccio beat Dean Warren at 20 seconds. Gourville took down Joe Janock at 47 seconds. Mercurio defeated Zac Warren at 1:22. Coleman pinned Armani Dotson at 1:28.
At 113, Alves earned his first varsity win as he pinned Ian Shevoy at 3:11.
Wakefield is off until Monday and Tuesday when it competes in the Lowell Holiday Tournament at the Tsongas Arena. The starting time both days is at 10 a.m.