Tigers Dominate Fox Chapel For Section Win, 60-12
North Allegheny jumped to a 22-0 lead and cruised to a 60-12 section win over the Fox Chapel Foxes on Wednesday night. The Tigers used three wins by fall and four forfeits to claim a decisive win in Section 3B-AAA.
The night began at 152 pounds where senior Manuel Batista picked up an 8-4 decision over Alex Wecht for a quick 3-0 lead. After a forfeit at 160 pounds, senior Jacob Smalley earned a 13-3 major decision over Sean Mahon at 170 pounds to bring the team score to 13-0, North Allegheny.
Senior Pier Ferrara earned a win by fall over Jake Bozzo in just 44 seconds at 182 pounds and Jimmy Turici picked up a 6-3 decision over Eddie Farrell at 195 pounds for a 22-0 advantage.
Fox Chapel’s Donovan Cutchember briefly broke the Tigers momentum with a win by fall at 220 pounds, but NA senior Derek Devine returned the favor by pinning Noah Turowski in 1:43 at 285 pounds. The victory by Devine gave the Tigers a 28-6 lead and earned him Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match honors.
A win by forfeit for Fox Chapel’s Max Lucco trimmed the NA lead to 28-12. Unfortunately for the Foxes, it was the their last win of the night. North Allegheny swept the remaining six bouts, including a tech fall by Max Stedeford at 113 pounds, a pin fall by Jacob Downing at 132 pounds and a 9-5 decision by Gabe Falo at 138 pounds.
North Allegheny improves to 2-0 in subsection 3B-AAA with the win, while Fox Chapel slips to 1-1. The Tigers return to section action on January 3 at Hampton.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Fox Chapel
|152||Manuel Bautista (NA) dec. Alex Wecht (FC)||8-4|
|160||Jon Hoover (NA) wbf|
|170||Jacob Smalley (NA) maj. dec. Sean Mahon (FC)||13-3|
|182||Pier Ferrara (NA) pinned Jake Bozzo (FC)||0:44|
|195||Jimmy Turici (NA) dec. Eddie Farrell (FC)||6-3|
|220||Donovan Cutchember (FC) pinned Norman Bernardi (NA)||2:33|
|285||Derek Devine (NA) pinned Noah Turowski (FC)||1:43|
|106||Max Lucco (FC) wbf|
|113||Max Stedeford (NA) tech fall Jose Morales (FC)||16-0|
|120||Freddy Junko (NA) wbf|
|126||Mohammaad Khatami (NA) wbf|
|132||Jacob Downing (NA) pinned Max Lucey (FC)||1:10|
|138||Gabe Falo (NA) dec. Avery Bursick (FC)||9-5|
|145||Nick Marcenelle (NA) wbf|