Drummond tallies pair of wins

Alvontae Drummond (c) 2016 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Alvontae Drummond (c) 2016 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel dropped a pair of matches in a Centennial Conference (CC) trimatch against Washington and Lee and Johns Hopkins in wrestling action on Saturday.

Alvontae Drummond (Lincoln, Del./Milford) led the Green Terror (3-10, 0-5 CC) with a pair of victories, including a first-period pin.

The Generals (6-6, 3-2 CC) edged McDaniel 21-13 to open the day before the Blue Jays (5-8, 3-2 CC) topped the Green Terror 24-18 in the second match of the day.

Nick Malinowski (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin School of Maryland) opened up the match against Washington and Lee with a 13-6 win before a Zach Bylykbashi second-period technical fall gave the Generals a 5-3 edge.

Drummond notched a 15-4 win at 149 in his first action of January to momentarily put the Green Terror back in front but the Generals then reeled off three straight wins to open up a 15-7 lead.

Ronnie Wuest (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) closed the deficit to 15-10 with a 3-1 win at 174 but Iszak Morgan responded with a 7-4 decision at 184 to push the lead back to eight.

Jake Pooton (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) kept the match within reach with a 10-4 victory at 197 but Matt Kaminer was able to escape with a 2-1 win at heavyweight.

Ricky Cavallo earned a first-period technical fall at 125 and Christian Vallis won 11-3 at 133 to stake Johns Hopkins to a 9-0 lead in the match.

Drummond closed the deficit to 9-6 with a 2-minute, 40-second pin.

Tommy Grifa and Erik Meyer (Fallston, Md./Archbishop Curley) traded victories at 149 and 157 before three straight Blue Jay wins, including a pair of major decisions, secured the match.

Pooton added a 4-2 win in sudden victory at 197. After Miles Gilliam got a late takedown in the third period to tie the match, Pooton got the winning takedown 35 seconds into sudden victory.

Emerson closed the match with a 33-second pin at heavyweight.

The Green Terror returns to action at Gettysburg for a matches against Muhlenberg and Ursinus on Saturday. Action begins at 12 p.m.

Washington and Lee 21, McDaniel 13
125:
Nick Malinowski (M) dec. Ethan Hartman 13-7; 133: Zach Bylykbashi (W) tech. fell Charles Wallace 16-0 (4:04); 141: Alvontae Drummond (M) maj. dec. Michael Dik 15-4; 149: Zachary Papin (W) dec. Clint Wright 8-4; 157: Shane Conners (W) dec. Erik Meyer 6-1; 165: Joe Scott (W) maj. dec. Wade Bishop 15-6; 174: Ronnie Wuest (M) dec. Alec Horne 3-1; 184: Iszak Morgan (W) dec. Ronald Mattox 7-4; 197: Jake Pooton (M) dec. Zach Francis 10-4; HWT: Matt Kaminer (W) dec. Billy Emerson 2-1. 

Johns Hopkins 24, McDaniel 18
125:
Ricky Cavallo (J) tech. fell Nick Malinowski 18-0 (2:23); 133: Christian Vallis (J) maj. dec. Charles Wallace 11-3; 141: Alvontae Drummond (M) pinned Lucas Escobar 2:40; 149: Tommy Grifa (J) maj. dec. Clint Wright 16-6; 157: Erik Meyer (M) dec. Connor Joyce 8-5; 165: Dane Morgan (J) dec. Wade Bishop 7-4; 174: Jared Forman (J) maj. dec. Ronnie Wuest 10-1; 184: Isaac Morales (J) maj. dec. Ronald Mattox 11-2; 197: Jake Pooton (M) dec. Miles Gilliam 4-2 (SV1); HWT: Billy Emerson (M) pinned Hayden Good 0:33.

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