Healthy Green seals Curley's victory

Heavyweight clinches win over Owings Mills

Wrestling

January 06, 2002|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

In his first bout back after recovering from a shoulder injury, Archbishop Curley heavyweight Tom Green won by a first-period pin yesterday in the inaugural Loch Raven Duals, clinching a 36-22 victory over fourth-ranked Owings Mills and giving 10th-year coach Alan Gebhart his 100th career victory.

Green gave the No. 3 Friars a 36-13 lead as part of a five-bout sweep that included No. 2 Tom Boettcher (152), who is 20-4, getting his sixth pin of the weekend in 59 seconds; Tim Curran (171) winning, 8-0, over Brian Summerlin; Rob Miller (160) edging Eric Fischel, 9-6, and No. 1 Eric Oppel (189) improving to 12-2 with a 3-2 win over previously unbeaten Paul Day (16-1).

Curley, now 8-0, led 14-13 after six bouts, getting pins by top-ranked Mark Frey (119) and Mike Wood (130), each of whom is 18-3. Frey got his fifth pin of the weekend over Mike Cooper, and Wood decked Owings Mills' fifth-ranked Sasha Binder (15-2). Also, Paul Adams (140) overcame a 2-1 deficit with his 6-2 win over Olu Awidipe.

Winning for Owings Mills (11-1) were Adam Metzger (145) by pin; Clayton Arnold (17-0) with a 2-1 double-overtime win over Brad Kahl (15-3) at 135, and Mike Kessler (17-0), who scored a major decision at 125.

Also, Dave Jacovsky (112) had a pin and Rob Cooper (103) earned a 12-8 victory over No. 2 Ben Sills (18-5).

Wood said the Friars wanted to silence those who had criticized the team for losing its No. 1 area ranking as the result of a runner-up finish to Mount Hebron in the Arundel Tournament.

"People were putting us down. We wanted to come back strong and we did," said Wood. "We wanted to win this, and we wanted to win it big."

Wood and Miller pinned the first losses on their opponents. Wood overcame a 2-0 deficit in his 6-3 win over Dulaney's No. 2 Andrew Schlaffer (17-1). An earlier 3-1 loser to Mount St. Joseph's Aaron Herwig, Wood looks to be on a roll after winning last weekend's Arundel Tournament. Schlaffer later pinned Binder to overcome a 2-0 deficit.

Miller (16-5) scored a 10-4 upset of Hereford's fourth-ranked state runner-up Mike Reider (17-1), his headlock leading to the win. Miller was coming off a 4-1 loss to Mount Hebron's No. 1 Mike Mengel.

Sills had rebounded from last weekend's 19-5 loss to Atholton's No. 1 Doug Ramsey with an earlier pin of Dulaney's James Knox (16-2), who was coming off a 7-2 victory over Eastern Tech's No. 3 Chris Clark (11-1).

Dulaney's county and region champ Konstantinos Kosmakos and Toby Matejovsky (140) each moved to 18-0. Dulaney's Steve Turner (145) went 4-0 in the tournament.

Towson's third-ranked Andy Posil (171) continued to impress, pinning six opponents to run his record to 18-0 and scoring a major decision over Curley's Curran.

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