Gilman shows again it's no one-match wonder Greyhounds win easily over No. 12 Aberdeen

Wrestling

January 10, 1998|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Overshadowed in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association by others, the Gilman Greyhounds keep having to prove that their fast start isn't a fluke.

Last night, however, the proof was in the pinning. No. 7-ranked Gilman got first-period pins from Thomas Yoon, Tyrone Bowie, ++ Mike Machin and Patrick Boyle to help rout visiting No. 12 Aberdeen, 41-16.

For Gilman coach Mark Harbold, this was more evidence that his team is peaking at the right time. The Greyhounds stand 12-0, but Harbold thinks they are on course to turn some heads at

next month's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament.

"We're shooting for February and the tournament," said Harbold. "I hope my boys are developing the confidence they need to take into the tournament."

Gilman -- which defeated John Carroll, 66-9, in the early match thanks to six first-period pins and eight overall -- started and finished fast against Aberdeen. The Greyhounds won the first four and stopped an Eagles rally by winning the final four.

Yoon (103) pinned Scott Blevins at 0: 44. Bowie (112) followed by pinning Rafael Rabassa at 1: 18. After Terence Yoon (119) defeated Randall Overstreet, 9-3, Machin (125) made the lead 21-0 by pinning Jim Bealefeld (0: 40).

Tom Gurerra (130, decision) and James Axel (135, pin) won for Aberdeen, but Franco Gould (140, decision) answered for Gilman to make the score 24-9. Aberdeen then closed to within eight when John Ishibashi (145) and Chris Osorio (152) each won.

Ishibashi scored an strong 13-3 major decision over Tim Webb. Osorio then outlasted Mike Swann, 4-3, smartly keeping the Gilman wrestler away for much of the third period.

Gilman then won the final four matches to seal the victory. Brian Lewis (160) used a big third period to defeat Shane Farmer, 9-2, and Boyle (171) pinned Andy Gschwind in 71 seconds.

Damien Davis (189) scored a 15-0 technical fall over Matt Kunkel, who struggled throughout the match with an injured shoulder. Heavyweight Mike Faust then rallied to come up with four third-period points for a 4-1 victory over Gene Burston.

Both Davis and Faust won their classes at last weekend's Northern of Calvert County tournament. The Greyhounds surprised many there by finishing second.

Pub Date: 1/10/98

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