Westminster takes fall, Frederick takes win, 31-22

January 30, 1996|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Heavyweight Andy Mullen overcame a 2-0 deficit with his 45-second pin of Westminster's Randy Stull to lift visiting Frederick, ranked No. 6 in Maryland, over the Baltimore Area's 11th-ranked team, 31-22.

After a scoreless regulation in the 189-pound bout, Jason Hare rode out Frederick's No. 6 Craig McIlvaine, handing McIlvaine only his second loss, 1-0, and bringing Westminster (9-4) within, 25-22 -- a decision away from tying and a major decision from winning.

The team score was tied at 16 with five bouts left, but Frederick led, 25-16, after a first-period pin by Keith Patterson (145), and a 7-4 win by Rick Reeder (160) over Austin Lanham, whom Reeder had beaten, 9-1, earlier. Westminster was within 25-19 after Ray Henry (171) overcame a 4-3 deficit with a takedown with 30 seconds left to edged Will Sheetz, 5-4.

Westminster's only pin came from Jimmy Reiter (103), who scored 12 near-fall points. Frederick's other fall came from Bo Harper. Westminster also got an 11-0 decision by Jay Andrews (135), and decisions from Bobby Biden (112), a returning county and region champ, and Dave Spicer (130).

Westminster earlier had edged Frederick (8-1) in the South Hagerstown Tournament, but lost four of five head-to-head bouts there. Last night, Frederick won three rematches, including Kevin Ferraro (119) again beating Grant Lindsay, and No. 6 Shane Hildebrande (140), a 6-5 winner two weeks ago, blanking Charlie Minor, 11-0.

Frederick's Christian Davis (125) edged Tim Sharkey, 6-1.

"I was planning on getting a pin from Ray Henry, and I wasn't figuring on our 145-pounder getting pinned," said Westminster coach Henry Mulhenrich. "The only other surprise was Charlie Minor getting beat so badly. I thought 140 was a toss-up."

Westminster had lost only three times previously by a combined six points to No. 1 Owings Mills, No. 6 Francis Scott Key and No. 9 South Carroll.

Frederick's only loss is to last year's 1A-2A duals champ Damascus.

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