Poly pins 33-30 loss on Loyola

January 13, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Poly heavyweight Antre Lewis overcame a 1-0 deficit with his third-period pin of Loyola's Bret Rampada, lifting the Engineers to a 33-30 Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference wrestling victory yesterday.

The Engineers (4-3, 2-1) trailed 30-27 after Loyola's third-ranked MSA champion Dave Daniecki (189, 17-2) got his team-leading 10th pin -- his ninth in the first period.

"I looked up at the clock and saw there was only about a minute left," said Lewis, who improved his record to 4-2 with his fall in 5:06. "They [Loyola] had beaten us two years since I've been here, and I wasn't going out like that."

A first-period pin by Poly's Durville Christopher (160) tied the match at 24 with three bouts left, setting up a match between Al DiPietro (171, nine pins), the recent Smithsburg tournament champ, and Poly's Rashaad Kitchen, who was third in last year's MSA tournament.

Kitchen trailed 3-2 when his five-point headlock secured a 7-3 decision, as DiPietro fought off the pin.

"We were both tired, and I got a little sloppy," said DiPietro. "But it's going to be a tough battle for the MSAs, and I hope to see him again."

Poly coach Bruce Strunk said, "Any time you beat Loyola, it's a big win."

Loyola (2-3 2-1) had trailed 12-0 after forfeits in the first two weight classes.

It pulled to 12-8 after a technical fall by Loyola's Jason Gibson (119, 11 pins) and after Nick Hollick (125) built a 5-0 lead and held off Poly's Eric Eure to win, 6-4.

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