Old Mill wins, 49-6, at Broadneck

Pats' Liston avenges brother's loss with pin

Wrestling

January 08, 2000|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Old Mill 140-pounder Nick Liston watched Broadneck's Brad Willard pin his brother in last year's Anne Arundel County semifinal.

Last night, however, Liston returned the favor, planting the county runner-up with a "stud cradle" in 2: 27 to key a 49-6 county dual match victory by the fourth-ranked Patriots at No. 15 Broadneck.

"I was on bottom, and when I reversed him, I had his leg with mine and tucked it into a `stud cradle,' " said Liston, who, at 8-3, won for the first time with a pin. "I went in thinking it would be close. No way did I expect a pin. But I was pumped up for revenge for my brother."

Liston's win over Willard (5-2) was part of a five-bout sweep that had Old Mill (5-0 overall, 4-0 county) up by an insurmountable 31-6 lead with three bouts left.

The middleweight sweep included decisions by state runner-up Adam DeCosmo (135), Dave Hicks (145), Dan Connelly (152) and Todd Hulgren (160) -- all by four points or less.

DeCosmo bumped up a class for an 8-5 decision over Jimmy Melton, whose previous defeats included indentical 5-3 losses to Prince George's County champ Jonas Bray of Bowie, and private schools state champ Nick DeLonga of DeMatha.

Hultgren overcame a 6-1 deficit against Reed Bloomfield, who defeated him in a preseason tournament. Hultgren's fourth takedown, with 10 seconds left, secured the 10-9 win.

Antoine Cooksey (160), Adam Dayton (189) and heavyweight Dave Kim pinned out. Cooksey and Kim, both fourth at states last year, are 18-1 and 10-0, respectively, for Old Mill, which won the first three bouts for a 13-0 lead.

Early on, the Patriots got a 9-1 major decision from Stu Cohen (103), an 11-4 decision by Dwyane Jones (119) and a second-period pin by Josh Baynham (112), up from 103, after he built an 11-0 lead.

Broadneck got decisions from Rick Boulay (125) and Steve Schall (130) to come within, 13-6. Boulay, sluggish from a recent bout with the flu and a hand injury, outlasted Scott Roberts, 6-3, and Schall edged Brandon Evans, 13-10.

"We matched up well in the middle, but a couple of the breaks didn't go out way," said Boulay, who improved to 10-0. "A couple of points makes it a lot closer match. Once we get a few more matches, we'll be in a lot better shape."

Broadneck was without three starters, only one of whom, Ben Cerasatti (140), is expected to return.

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