No. 4 Broadneck tops Annapolis, then Arundel

December 18, 1991|By Lem Satterfield

Broadneck captured the first five bouts and three of the last four to defeat Annapolis, 38-23, in the first match of an Anne Arundel County tri-meet at Arundel High last night.

The Bruins, ranked No. 4 in The Baltimore Sun poll and just ahead of Annapolis, also defeated Arundel, 46-16.

Against Annapolis, the 3-0 Bruins built an early 23-0 lead, but Annapolis swept the next four bouts to make it 23-17, getting decisions from Tom Sfakiyanudas (135) and No. 2-ranked Chip Cochran (152), a technical fall by Ford Baumgardner (140) and a pin by Jack Copus (145).

But the Bruins got a pin from fourth-ranked Seth Lopatkiewicz (160) and a 7-6 decision from Dave Macauley (171) over Kevin Berk to secure the victory with a 32-17 advantage before the last two bouts.

Broadneck's Clif McClain (189) and Annapolis heavyweight DeMond Galloway each scored a first-period pin.

"Things fell exactly into place the way we wanted them to," said Broadneck coach John Mayberry.

The Panthers (2-1) were without two regulars and another, Kevin Owen, failed to make the 103-pound limit. Broadneck received a forfeit, worth six team points, in that weight class.

"Not having some of our wrestlers put us in a hole that was tough to overcome against a team like this," said Annapolis coach Dave Gehrdes, whose Panthers won last year's match, 31-26, forcing a three-way tie for the county title with Broadneck and top-ranked, three-time Class 4A-3A state champion Old Mill.

"It must have been demoralizing for Annapolis when Owen didn't make weight," said Mayberry. "But I think we would have won anyway."

Following the forfeit at 103, the Bruins made it 11-0 as third-ranked state champion Charlie Bennett (112) scored a 15-0 technical fall. They quickly made it 21-0 as as Josh Marder (119) won a major decision and top-ranked county and regional champion Shawn Miller (125) picked up his fourth pin in six winning bouts this season.

A team point was deducted from Broadneck when assistant coach David Poe questioned a referee's call, but Vin Gerrior's 130-pound decision put his team ahead, 23-0.

Annapolis gained a 43-21 victory over Arundel (1-2) in the night's final match.

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