McDonogh finally gets Gilman off its back

No. 7 Eagles end 18-match drought vs. Greyhounds

January 12, 2000|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Mike Hollman's pin at 3: 57 of his 160-pound bout clinched a 40-23 dual-meet victory by seventh-ranked McDonogh at 13th-ranked Gilman last night in Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association action.

Hollman's victory gave McDonogh (11-1, 4-0) an insurmountable 36-12 lead and snapped an 18-match losing streak to Gilman (7-1, 5-1) that dated back to 1980.

McDonogh's Chris Zuk (171) won by major decision, and Gilman closed with a pin by Elliott Wiley (189) and heavyweight Mike Faust's technical fall.

"I was looking only to win, but the opportunity for the pin presented itself," said Hollman, one of McDonogh's four seniors. "It's great to be in the first senior class to pull it off, but the underclassmen really came through."

McDonogh swept five straight bouts for a 24-6 lead. Consecutive pins by Chet Naylor (112), Gabe Sataloff (119) and Zak Johns (125) were followed by a 2-1 decision by Nick Moulsdale (130) over Gilman's David Quartner, and an 11-7 win by 125-pound freshman regular Ryan Davis (135) over senior Tyrone Bowie.

Naylor led, 2-0, when he decked his man at 3: 36. Sataloff, in only his third dual-match appearance, led, 6-0 when he finished his man with 29 seconds left. Johns, a 17-2 sophomore up from 119 pounds, led 4-0 with nine seconds left when he pinned senior Charlie Stockman

"We wanted to beat one of their big guns, not get pinned," said Gilman coach John Xanders. "But they changed their lineup, made it stronger, exploited our weakness. They were tenacious."

Particularly Davis, a muscular freshman who won his second straight junior league state title last season. Ranked fifth at 125, Davis (16-2) out-lasted Bowie, ranked No. 4 at 135, in a bout that was tied at 6, and at 7.

Davis survived nearly being pinned by the taller Bowie's five-point, second-period takedown. Davis sealed it with his third takedown with 1: 02 left.

Gilman earned a 6-4 victory by J.D. Nelson (140) over MIAA champ Steve Chester, who bumped up from 130, and fifth-ranked Franco Gould's 5-3 victory over Geoff Miller (152).

Nelson reversed Chester with four seconds left, and Gould got a takedown with 16 seconds left.

Gilman's top-ranked Clayton Bentz (103) won by forfeit.

"They had a lot of intensity. They were really juiced up," said Gould, who has won three times against McDonogh in four years as a starter. "They brought a big crowd with them, and they brought it to us."

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