S. Carroll pounds Liberty, 47-10

February 11, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

South Carroll flexed its wrestling muscles in the southern part of the county last night with a convincing 47-10 victory over Liberty in Winfield.

The Cavaliers dominated the younger Lions with three pins and five major-decision wins.

They finished the dual-meet season at 9-5 overall and 2-2 in the county, while the Lions finished 4-11 and 0-4, with the county tournament coming up this weekend at Liberty.

"I think we did as well as we expected tonight," said South Carroll coach Peter Olson.

"We're just going to go into the weekend with no pressure on us and see what happens. I told the guys the dual-meet season is behind us, and it's a new season with the county and regional tournaments ahead, so let's have some fun."

Liberty junior Anthony Omelio opened the match with a pin over sophomore Chris Heard to give the Lions a 6-0 lead.

By the time Liberty's Phil Youssi earned a major-decision win over Jim Farrell at 140, the Cavaliers had built a 20-4 lead.

South Carroll's Danny Peiffer got the Cavs on the board with a major-decision win from Brandon Wagner at 112 pounds.

Ryan Miller followed up with an unexpected win over Tim Stuples at 119, getting a takedown with 25 seconds remaining in the third period to take a 3-2 decision win.

"That was Miller's best match of the year," Olson said.

"He didn't give up the back points and stayed close enough to be able to come up with a win in the end."

Jeff Irvine pinned Doug Berrick at 125 to keep the Cavaliers rolling. Kevin Sakalas (130) and Tim Hinsche (135) followed that up with decision wins for South Carroll before the Youssi win.

South Carroll's Matt Crill put Rob Sayler on his back in the second period to push the lead to 30-10, then Andy Hohman clinched the team win with an 18-4 major-decision win over Mike Durgin.

"South Carroll has a real nice program down here and they had the better men on the mat tonight," said Liberty coach Jeff Hash.

"Once again, we showed that we're a very young team."

Sophomore heavyweight Mark Barnes closed the match with the Cavaliers' third pin, slamming Mike Beadenkopf in the final period.

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