Short-lived slump

Days after first loss, Schenk gets 54th win


December 19, 2007|By Glenn Graham | Glenn Graham,Sun Reporter

After losing for the first time in his high school career over the weekend, McDonogh sophomore Nick Schenk (119 pounds) was in a hurry to get back on the winning side last night with the top-ranked Eagles getting a visit from upstart John Carroll.

Schenk needed just 25 seconds to pin Dan Froehlich, improving to 54-1 for his career and starting a new positive streak.

The Eagles made equally quick work of the No. 6 Patriots, also getting pins from Max Sataloff (103), Ben Levin (130), Albert Woody (135), Shane Milam (160) and Joe Eder (171) for a dominating 58-12 win in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference match.

"It felt good. It's a good starting point," said Schenk, a first-team All-Metro selection who lost in the finals of the Beast of the East Tournament on Saturday. "The loss was kind of big - it was my first loss of my high school career. It just felt good to win tonight and get back into it."

In improving to 2-0 in league play, the Eagles left little doubt against the Patriots, who made the jump to the A Conference this season and, after an impressive win in the Lion Duals at Howard over the weekend, made the jump to No. 6 in this week's area poll.

Sataloff got the match started with a pin of Mike Webb in 48 seconds; Mitch Bode earned a 6-4 overtime decision against Matt Bodt at 112 pounds, and then Schenk went to work. The Eagles built a 55-0 lead before John Carroll's Ethan Reese (189 pounds) decked Nick Gimenez.

"I think we wrestled extremely well tonight. We have to get up for everybody in the MIAA and bring our best, because we know they are coming after us. When our kids are on and wrestling really well, it's exciting to see," McDonogh coach Pete Welch said.

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