Dons go 7-0, defeat Manchester Valley and Urbana


by Billy Loverocket

The Loyola wrestling teams has been a staple at the Bauerlein Duals for several years now and they always seemed to play second fiddle to Glenelg or Urbana. Last year they dropped a close one to Glenelg. This year though, the Dons took out the Gladiators 42-21. In fact, they started out with a 39-0 lead in that Glenelg match.

The Dons’ closest match was a 42-30 win over Manchester Valley. They blew the rest of the competition out of the water, beating Urbana 63-18, Hereford 60-12, Centennial 70-12, Catoctin 72-6, and Silver Oak 75-6.

“I was extremely pleased with our team’s performance this weekend,” Loyola coach Steve Truitt said. “We’ve been snake bit at this event the past two years, so it was especially nice to finally get out of there with the team championship. It was a pretty difficult field of teams and we knew going in that Glenelg and Manchester Valley would be two very tough matches. They are well coached and solid from top to bottom but I’m proud of the way our guys executed.

“I told the team before those matches that we needed to get bonus points if we wanted to come out on top and that’s exactly what they did. Our middle weights got us out to big leads in both matches and we were able to hang on. It was a truly a total team effort.”

Manchester Valley defeated Glenelg, 36-34, to announce their arrival as a force to be reckoned with. Last week, the Mavericks shocked Carroll County power Winters Mill with a 44-18 dual meet win.

Glenelg went 5-2 over the two days, picking up wins over Urbana 54-21 and Herfeford 60-18.

Truitt reflected on where his team is and what is down the road for his young Dons.

“We have good depth and really nice blend of young talent and upper-class leadership. And, when the Christmas two-pound (weight) allowance comes in a few weeks, we’ll be able to shift some guys down to lower weights which should really help us as we head into a difficult January schedule.”

Loyola 42, Manchester Valley 30
(match started at 145)
145-Cole Myers (Loy) pinned Reid, :17
152-Josh Aybar (Loy) dec Thomas Chenoweth, 14-7
160-Jeremiah Aybar (Loy) pinned Colacioppo, 1:41
170-Damon Nelson (Loy) pinned Welsh, 1:36
182-Jame Conway (Loy) pinned Connor Livingston, 3:01
195-Grant Warner (MV) pinned Robbie Franklin, 2:28
220-Alex Fichter (Loy) pinned Zach Brathun, 1:09
285-Lamber (MV) won by forfeit
106-Travis Green (MV) pinned Logan Kisner, 2:35
113-Kyle Zhong (Loy) pinned Lee Seipp, 1:35
120-Jake Boog (MV) dec Jimmy Douglas, 6-2
126-Matty Walsh (Loy) dec Hunter Green, 5-2
132-Heathe Hernandez (MV) won by forfeit
138-Chad Schaffer (MV) dec Owen Dixon, 7-2

Loyola 42, Glenelg 21
(match started at 120)
120-Jimmy Douglas (Loy) maj-dec Andres Lopez-Campos, 13-5
126-Matty Walsh (Loy) dec Ethan Sotka, 4-2
132-Ryan Eby (Loy) pinned Hibbits, 2:35
138-Owen Dixon (Loy) pinned Yang, 1:11
145-Cole Myers (Loy) maj-dec Fleece, 15-3
152-Josh Aybar (Loy) pinned Sczepanski, :34
160-Jeremiah Aybar (Loy) tech-fall Payne, 15-0
170-James Conway (Loy) tech-fall Mackey, 18-1
182-Drew Sotka (GL) pinned Damon Nelson, 1:31
195-Kingsbury (GL) dec Robbie Franklin, 8-5
220-Jake Durkin (GL) dec Bailey Brunner, 8-1
285-Massimo Conti (GL) dec Brunner, 4-0
106-Logan Kisner (Loy) dec Hansberger, 9-2
113-David Ridenour (GL) won by forfeit

Manchester Valley 36, Glenelg 34
126: T. Green (M) dec E. Sotka (G) 6-4 OT, 0-3
132: Hernandez (M) fall T. Hibbitts (G) 0-9
138: Yang (G) fall Zeigenfuse (M) 6-9
145: Schaffer (M) fall Fleece (G) 6-15
152: Reid (M) dec Szczepanski (G) 7-4, 6-18
160: Chenoweth (M) fall Payne (G) 6-24
170: Mackey (G) fall Colacioppo (M) 12-24
182: Kingsbury (G) mdec Welsh (M) 9-0, 16-24
195: D. Sotka (G) fall Warner (M) 22-24
220: Durkin (G) dec Livingston (M) 6-0, 25-24
285: Suri (G) fall Brathuhn (M) 31-24
106: T. Green (M) fall Hansberger (G) 31-30
113: Ridenour (G) dec Seipp (M) 10-4, 34-30
120: Boog (M) fall Lopez Campos (G) 34-36

Glenelg 54, Urbana 21
113: Ridenour (G) fall Pendleton (U) 6-0
120: Lopez Campos (G) fft 12-0
126: E. Sotka (G) fall Gill (U) 18-0
132: Rohn (U) fall T. Hibbitts (G) 18-6
138: Stienheimer (U) dec Yang (G) 10-4, 18-9
145: Scates (U) dec Fleece (G) 9-6, 18-12
152: Wageman (U) fall Szczepanski (G) 18-18
160: Payne (G) fall Corso (U) 24-18
170: Gentry (U) dec Mackey (G) 14-12, 24-21
182: Kingsbury (G) fall Reyes (U) 30-21
195: D. Sotka (G) fall Drabick (U) 36-21
220: Durkin (G) fall Schifano (U) 42-21
285: Suri (G) fall Thrasher (U) 48-21
106: Hansberger (G) fft 54-21