No. 10 Old Mill surges past Gilman for 58-15 victory

Baynham, Waddell pace Patriots' win with pins

Wrestling

January 09, 2003|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

A young Gilman team came into Millersville last night and went home after falling, 58-15, to host and No. 10 Old Mill.

Josh Baynham (11-1), ranked third in The Sun's rankings at 130 pounds, and Aaron Waddell at 171, had pins for Old Mill (4-0).

"I came out and tried to intimidate him a little bit before I go after him, " said Baynham, who pinned his opponent in 18 seconds.

Sixth-ranked 125-pounder Doug West (10-1) scored a technical fall, Sam Nasser had a major decision at 145 and Paul Sakanga won by default at 189 while leading 6-1 for the Patriots.

The Benitez brothers, Patrick and Robert, pinned their opponents for the visitors at 119 and 103 pounds, respectively, in the first and final matches.

However, Billy Knight's 4-3 decision over Old Mill's Mike Maltigliati at 160 pounds was all the Greyhounds (4-7-1) could muster in the middle.

"We're a very young team with only three seniors in the program," Gilman coach Henry Franklin said.

"We knew we were facing a very tough match tonight because Old Mill is traditionally very strong with big numbers. We don't have as much depth against a tough team like that."

Gilman had to forfeit matches at 112, 152, 215 and heavyweight.

Old Mill was coming off a lackluster 45-25 victory over Northeast (0-3) on Tuesday. Despite the victory, Patriots coach Jim Grim was not pleased with his team's performance.

Six forfeits carried the Patriots to victory over the Eagles. Old Mill won only two of six matches in which there were opponents.

"That wasn't Old Mill wrestling," Grim said of the win over Northeast..

"In my eyes, Northeast beat us. We are not good enough to look past anybody. The kids were as upset about it as I was and we wanted to go out tonight and show everybody what Old Mill wrestling is all about."

Baynham said the Pats "were a lot better than last night [Northeast]. I think we thought they were going to roll over for us and the kids they have are all decent kids."

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