Published December 24, 2019

By DAN TOMASELLO

WEST NEWBURY — The Lynnfield-North Reading co-op wrestling team defeated Pentucket 36-34 on Wednesday, December 18, which improved the Black and Gold’s record to 2-2.

Senior captain Stuart Glover (138 lbs.) improved to 4-0 this season after pinning his opponent at 1:04.

“Stuart has started the season with four pins,” said Black and Gold head coach Craig Stone.

Senior Dan Ryan (160 lbs.) brought his counterpart to the ground in 28 seconds. Senior Giovanni Colucciello (195 lbs.) defeated his opponent by fall in 34 seconds.

The Black and Gold were down 34-30 when senior Greg Camier (285 lbs.) pinned his opponent at 2:36 of the second period, which gave LNR the 36-34 win.

Senior captain Timmy Leggett (132 lbs.) and senior captain Sean McCullough (182 lbs.) won their respective matches by forfeit.

SENIOR CAPTAIN Stuart Glover (at right) pinned his 138 lb. opponent at 1:04 during the Lynnfield-North Reading co-op wrestling team’s 36-34 victory over Pentucket on December 18. (Courtesy Photo)

Stone said LNR and Pentucket both forfeited the 106 lb. and 113 lb. weight classes.

“Of the remaining 12 matches, each team won six matches,” said Stone. “Eleven of remaining matches were decided by pin or forfeit. The difference in the win for the Black and Gold was Steven Kane (220 lbs.), who was able to fight off his back, go the distance and limit his opponent to a four-point decision win.”

Stone commended LNR’s performance against the Sachems.

“It was an exciting dual meet for both teams and the crowd,” said Stone. “I was proud of our team’s competitive level on the mat, and the support for their teammates when they were off the mat. Everyone showed tremendous heart, effort, attitude and team spirit.”

Upcoming meets

The Black and Gold competed in the Anthony Lisitano Tournament on Saturday, December 21, taking place after deadline.

The grapplers will return to Pentucket for the annual Pentucket Holiday Tournament on Friday, December 27, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

LNR will compete in a super quad meet against Beverly, North Andover, Greater Lawrence Technical School, Salem and Arlington on Tuesday, December 31, beginning at 9 a.m.

The Black and Gold will travel to Triton on Thursday, January 2, beginning at 5 p.m.

LNR will compete in the Cohasset Tournament on Saturday, January 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m.