Frederick rolls over Westminster

January 17, 1993|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Contributing Writer

Frederick gave Westminster two forfeits before their wrestling match began yesterday. After that, the Cadets gave the Owls almost nothing.

Frederick, ranked eighth in the state, won nine of the 10 matches and rolled to a 51-15 victory over host Westminster in a Central Maryland Conference match.

Westminster (3-5 overall, 1-2 in CMC) got 12 of its points on the two forfeits. The only match that the Owls won was a tough 2-1 decision Neil Brennan (152) took from Matt Carroll.

Brennan and Carroll spent much of the match on their feet. Carroll took a 1-0 lead on an escape with 1:19 left in the second period. Brennan (16-2) answered with a reversal with 57 seconds left in the match for the victory.

"I shot in a double-leg takedown," said Brennan, ranked fifth in the state. "We were equal on our feet."

That was the lone bright spot for Westminster. Coach Solomon Carr said he knew a victory would be tough against Frederick.

"They're a strong team," said Carr. "I don't think anybody's got a bad record on that team."

The match began with a Frederick (5-1, 2-1) forfeit to Matt Warner at 103 pounds. The Cadets then won five in a row to take a 24-6 lead before forfeiting to Brad Schisler at 140.

Frederick won the first four matches by pin, technical fall, default and decision. During that stretch, the Cadets outscored Westminster, 35-1, during matches.

Lightweights have been a strong point for Frederick all season, according to coach Yank Strube.

"We've been starting out strong this year," said Strube. "They've been getting us rolling all year."

Sam Henry (112) got them rolling with a pin of Don Smith at 5:06. Henry was in control the entire match and up, 7-1, when he pinned Smith.

Tim Novak (119), the defending Class 4A-3A champion at 103, then scored a technical fall over Eric Jones. Novak, ranked sixth in the state with a 16-2 mark, dominated the match and clinched the 15-0 victory with 22 seconds left in the second period.

Ben Earhardt (125, 10-2) then lost for only the second time this season for Westminster. Earhardt, wrestling Tim Fields, suffered cut lower lip, used up his injury time and was forced to default 22 seconds into the second period. Fields was leading, 2-0, at the time.

"I thought Ben could have really beaten Fields," said Carr.

Jason Willard (130) then romped over Craig Diehlman, 11-0. Phillip Ma (135) of Frederick then had a tough time with Rob Andrews.

Ma jumped to an 8-2 lead early in the third period. Andrews fought back, dominating most of the final period and cutting the lead to 9-7 late. Ma then hung on in the final seconds for the victory.

Schisler then took his forfeit. Kevin Geouge (145) pinned Westminster's Lewis Smith at the 3:19 mark before Brennan won.

Randy Suter (160), ranked sixth in the state, improved his record to 16-1 by pinning Leo Barnes at 1:17. Allan Linton followed with another Frederick pin, nailing Larry Alvarez.

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