Dulaney shows no sympathy for Kenwood

February 02, 1996|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Injury-riddled Kenwood limped into last night's match at eighth-ranked Baltimore County rival Dulaney having suffered its first loss of the year and minus two key starters.

But the Lions (10-1) showed no sympathy in a 50-21 shellacking of the 15th-ranked Bluebirds (9-2) that lasted scarcely an hour.

First-period falls came from Mike Hwang (103 pounds), Billy Myers (135, 12-2) and Justin Tagg (171), with a 15-0 technical fall from Pat Kopalchick (145, 16-2). Hwang took just 35 seconds, Myers 1:28, and Tagg, 1:41.

"We're a solid, hard-working team that gives everything," said Myers, a sophomore. "Coach [Pete Chakmakas] expects 100 percent, and we give it every time out."

Dulaney wrestlers Ben Bulloch (119), Jeff Thomas (140, 14-5) and Damon Holmes (160, 11-2) received forfeits, but victories were not as easy for Scott Kopalchick (152, 18-2) and Ryan Frost (Hwt., 18-5).

Kopalchick edged Matt Myrick, 6-3, and Frost overcame an early 5-0 deficit, survived nearly getting pinned, and decked Jason Thompson in 2:48. For Frost, a junior, it was reminiscent of Tuesday night's 37-30 dual-meet win over Catonsville, which came down to his come-from-behind pin.

"We're banged up as much as a lot of teams," said Chakmakas, who is without starter Aslan Ettedieh, who has an ulcer. "The kids have just managed to wrestle through the most injuries."

For the Bluebirds, 29-22 losers to Eastern Tech Tuesday night, No. 6 Brad Thomas (112, 21-0) notched his 10th pin of the year after leading, 9-1. Terry Tyler (125, 19-2) pinned his 13th opponent, and No. 5 Chuck Jones (130, 20-1) had his team-high 15th pin after leading, 14-1.

Their efforts gave Kenwood a short-lived 18-12 lead before the Lions reeled off six straight wins for an insurmountable 44-18 advantage with two bouts left.

Kenwood's Bryant Mallory (189), who weighs just 179, ground out a 7-3 decision over Brian Whitlock.

Kenwood was without Terry Hagy (140, 18-1, neck injury) and Micah Mitchell (130, 9-3, broken hand), each of whom could return for Wednesday's regional duals.

"I'd like to face them with a full lineup -- that would change the entire atmosphere," said Kenwood coach Len Patrick. "But tonight, they were the superior team."

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