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Gorestsas wins three times for McDaniel

Tom Goretsas © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Tom Goretsas © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Green Terror notches 1-2 day in home conference quad

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Tom Goretsas (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) went 3-0 to lead McDaniel to a 1-2 day at a home Centennial Conference (CC) quad wrestling action on Saturday.

The Green Terror (4-8, 2-3 CC) opened the day falling to 14th-ranked Merchant Marine Academy 35-12 and Stevens 37-9 before taking down Washington and Lee, 39-9.

In the opening match against the Mariners (8-2, 2-0 CC), Merchant Marine won six straight bouts to turn a 6-3 deficit into a 32-6 advantage.

After Jordan Alfaro recorded a 2-0 victory at 125, Goretsas earned his first of two forfeits to give the Green Terror a short-lived 6-3 advantage.

James Beshada used an 8-3 win to knot the match and Martin Bell recorded a 45-second fall at 149 for a 12-6 match lead.

Dan Twito added a major decision 10-1 before Vincent Renaut and Erik Schott bookended a Justin Diesel second-period pin with technical falls.

Will Yeo (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills) notched a 6-minute, 22-second fall to give the Green Terror its only other victory of the match.

In the highlight battle of the day, Judd Connell, who was ranked fourth in the latest Brute-adidas/NWCA individual rankings, snapped third-ranked Brock Glotfelty's (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) 20-match conference winning streak with a 6-5 decision, staving off a furious Glotfelty third-period rally after notching a pair of first-period takedowns.

The last time Glotfelty lost during the conference dual season was to Connell on Jan. 19, 2008.

Against the Ducks (9-7-1, 2-0 CC), Brandon Ling opened with an 8-5 victory before Goretsas knotted the match at 3-all with a 9-2 win. The junior was set up for a major decision but Andrew Boehm escaped in the final seconds of the bout to return the margin to seven.

Ryan Bridge opened a seven-match winning streak for Stevens that included four pins.

CJ Casserta (149) and Leo Dormann (157) both recorded falls in the first minute of their bouts while Jason Nowakoski (184) recorded his pin with three seconds remaining in the first period. William Sharkey (165) added a pin in 2:03.

Vincent Termini narrowly edged Yeo, avoiding a takedown in the waning seconds to win, 4-3.

Glotfetly rounded out the match with a forfeit.

Against the Generals (1-6, 0-4 CC), PJ Farinella (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) and Goretsas took forfeits for a 12-0 lead before Mike Tancredi (Wall, N.J./Wall Twp.) notched a 4-3 victory to secure the victory for McDaniel.

H.T. Kotchinian broke up the shutout with a 14-8 win at 149 before Keith Jaworski (157) and Daniel Igel (165) added victories by margins of 6-3 and 11-5, respectively.

Chris Urps (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake), Scott Forrester (Manchester, N.J./Manchester Twp.), Yeo and Glotfelty added forfeit victories.

McDaniel returns to action at Delaware Valley on Thursday. Match time is 7 p.m.

No. 14 Merchant Marine 35, McDaniel 12
125: Jordan Alfaro (MM) dec. PJ Farinella 2-0; 133: Tom Goretsas (Mc) won by forfeit; 141: James Beshada (MM) dec. Mike Trancredi 8-3; 149: Martin Bell (MM) pinned Tim Hall 0:45; 157: Dan Twito (MM) maj. dec. Logan Yox 10-1; 165: Vincent Renaut (MM) tech. fell Tom Boehm 17-0 (2:30); 174: Justin Diesel (MM) pinned Chris Urps 4:08; 184: Erik Schott (MM) tech. fell Scott Forrester 19-3 (6:08); 197: Will Yeo (Mc) pinned Christian Psomas 6:22; HWT: Judd Connell (MM) dec. Brock Glotfelty 6-5.

Stevens 37, McDaniel 9
125: Brandon Ling (S) dec. PJ Farinella 8-5; 133: Tom Goretsas (M) dec. Andrew Boehm 9-2; 141: Ryan Bridge (S) dec. Mike Trancredi 5-3; 149: CJ Casserta (S) pinned Tim Hall 0:42; 157: Leo Dormann (S) pinned Logan Yox 0:55; 165: William Sharkey (S) pinned Matt Peters 2:03; 174: Ryan Dormann (S) maj. dec. Chris Urps 11-3; 184: Jason Nowakoski (S) pinned Scott Forrester 2:57; 197: Vincent Termini (S) dec. Will Yeo 4-3; HWT: Brock Glotfelty (M) won by forfeit.

McDaniel 39, Washington and Lee 9
125: PJ Farinella (M) won by forfeit; 133: Tom Goretsas (M) won by forfeit; 141: Mike Trancredi (M) dec. Eric Fessel 4-3; 149: H.T. Kotchinian (W) dec. Tim Hall 14-8; 157: Keith Jaworski (W) dec. Torin Lehmann 6-3; 165: Daniel Igel (W) dec. Matt Peters 11-5; 174: Chris Urps (M) won by forfeit; 184: Scott Forrester (M) won by forfeit; 197: Will Yeo (M) won by forfeit; HWT: Brock Glotfelty (M) won by forfeit.