Tigers Earn Split With Connellsville, Penn-Trafford
The North Allegheny boys’ wrestling team earned a split on Tuesday night in a non-section tri-meet with Connellsville and Penn-Trafford.
In the opener, the Tigers dropped a 54-9 final to the visiting Falcons. In what was a convincing win for Connellsville, the NA bright spot was provided by senior Dylan Coy as the University of Wisconsin commit scored a 2-0 decision over Gabriel Ruggieri at 126 pounds to earn Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match honors. Sophomore Casey Walker also picked up a win by forfeit at 106 pounds for NA’s only other victory in the meet with Connellsville.
North Allegheny bounced back in the night cap with a 40-28 triumph against Penn-Trafford. The Tigers jumped out to a 22-0 lead thanks in part to pinfalls by Coy and junior Nathan Monteparte (132), as well as a major decision by junior Jayson Flener (136). The Warriors rallied with wins in the next four bouts to trim the NA advantage to 22-16.
With Penn-Trafford surging, a key victory was delivered by sophomore Aidan Buggey at 215 pounds with a win by fall over Scott Coy in 54 seconds. The win increased the NA lead to 28-16 and swung the pendulum back toward the Tigers. For his efforts, Buggey was named the Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match.
Despite a PT win by Joe Enick at 285 pounds, which again cut the NA advantage to six points, the Tigers put the meet out of reach with a win by forfeit for Walker at 106 and a win by fall courtesy of William Bentrim at 113 pounds over Draven Hanford in 37 seconds to bring the score to 40-22. A final victory by the Warriors at 120 pounds closed out a 40-28 win by North Allegheny.
With the evening’s split, North Allegheny moves to 8-2 overall on the season. The NA grapplers will next compete at the Section 3-AAA individual wrestling tournament on Saturday, February 26.
Wrestling Summary: NA vs. Connellsville
|113||Evan Petrovich (CA) tech fall William Bentrim (NA)||16-1|
|120||Jacob Layton (CA) tech fall Sam Horton (NA)||16-0|
|126||Dylan Coy (NA) dec. Gabriel Ruggieri (CA)||2-0|
|132||Chad Ozias (CA) maj. dec. Nathan Monteparte (NA)||18-4|
|138||Lonzy Vielma (CA) pinned Jayson Flener (NA)||3:16|
|145||Chad Jesko (CA) dec. Krist Vizcarra (NA)||6-1|
|152||Ethan Ansell (CA) maj. dec. Kellen Buggey (NA)||12-0|
|160||Jared Keslar (CA) pinned Adam Rohan (NA)||0:36|
|172||Nicholas Rohal (CA) pinned Nick Caruso (NA)||3:59|
|189||George Schultz (CA) pinned Tyler Magorien (NA)||0:59|
|215||Dennis Nichelson (CA) dec. Aidan Buggey (NA)||5-1|
|285||Tyler Gallis (CA) pinned Joseph Booth (NA)||2:00|
|106||Casey Walker (NA) wbf|
Wrestling Summary: NA vs. Penn-Trafford
|126||Dylan Coy (NA) pinned Hayden Coy (PT)||2:32|
|132||Nathan Monteparte (NA) pinned Nate Hernandez (PT)||1:21|
|138||Jayson Flener (NA) maj. dec. Brett Hampton (PT)||13-0|
|145||Krist Vizcarra (NA) wbf|
|152||Tasso Whipple (PT) dec. Kellen Buggey (NA)||11-6|
|160||Wesley Stull (PT) dec. Adam Rohan (NA)||8-5|
|172||Paul Darragh (PT) maj. dec. Nick Caruso (NA)||13-4|
|189||Owen Ott (PT) pinned Tyler Magorien (NA)||1:37|
|215||Aidan Buggey (NA) pinned Scott Coy (PT)||0:54|
|285||Joe Enick (PT) pinned Joseph Booth (NA)||0:47|
|106||Casey Walker (NA) wbf|
|113||William Bentrim (NA) pinned Draven Hanford (PT)||0:37|
|120||Troy Hohman (PT) pinned Sam Horton (NA)||0:20|