Whittier Wildcats Wrestling '14-'15

Sat, Feb 14, 2015 09:00 AM @ Greater Lawrence
Team Final
North Andover 218
Central Catholic 188
Whittier 89
at Greater Lawrence 83

North Andover rules D2 North

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Saturday, February, 14 By Jeff Hamrick

READING — It turned into a successful day for area wrestlers at yesterday's Division 2 North Sectional, but no one had a bigger afternoon than the Knights from North Andover, who have grown accustomed to strong sectional showings.

North Andover once again ruled the show, finishing first with 218 points to outdistance Merrimack Valley Conference rival Central Catholic, which finished second with 188.5. Whittier (89) and Greater Lawrence (83.5) also finished among the top nine.

The Knights, who had four champions, and Central, which crowned three, combined for exactly half of the section's 14 titlists.

Leading the way for North Andover, which won its second straight North title, was Stephen Cincotta. Forced to sit the past two seasons with a shoulder injury, the senior continued his strong campaign by pinning each of his three 182-pound opponents in a combined 151 seconds — the day's best mark for most pins in the quickest time. Cincotta claimed his championship by pinning Greater Lawrence's Chris Eyssi in 1:16.

The area's only repeat sectional champ was North Andover's Fritz Hoehn, who easily ruled the 170-pound field with a pair of pins and a 22-6 technical fall over Dracut's Scott MacNeill in the final.

Other titlists for North Andover, which won four of its six title bouts, were Jack Perry at 113 and Peter Taylor  at 126. Perry dominated the finals by pinning Dracut's Zach Lakmany in 58 seconds, while Taylor also won his final over Dracut's Andrew Valdina by pin in 5:02. Twelve Knights advanced to the Division 2 state tournament, including 195-pounder Mathieu Messina and 220-pounder Kyros Vergados, both of whom finished second.

Leading the way for Central were winners Joey Sanchez (106), Brandon Desfossas (145) and Donovan Nolan (160). Jack Kiely finished second at 120. Sanchez, a freshman, also recorded pins in all three of his matches, including the final against Reading's Trevor Morton in 2:54.

Whittier had two runners-up in Xavier Boisvert (145) and Sidney Taylor (heavyweight).

Game Statistics:

Division 2 North Sectionals  

Team results: 1. North Andover 218, 2. Central Catholic 188.5, 3. Dracut 131.5, 4. Greater Lowell 124, 5. Reading 121, 8. Whittier 89, 9. Greater Lawrence 83.5

Area placers:

106: 1. Joey Sanchez (CC), 4. Alex Lally (GL), 6. Matt Berube (NA); 113: 1. Jack Perry (NA), 5. Jasel Hernandez (GL); 120: 2. Jack Kiely (CC), 4. Steven Manning (NA); 126: 1. Peter Taylor (NA), 3. Tom Pagliarulo (CC); 132: 3. Adrian Polanco (NA), 4. Travis Scott (CC), 6. Christian Roman (GL); 138: 5. Connor O'Sullivan (NA), 6. Dan Doherty (CC); 145: 1. Brandon Desfosses (CC), 2. Xavier Boisvert (Whit);
: 5. Kyle Milovanovic (NA), 6. Gavin Henderson (Whit); 160: 1. Donovan Nolan (CC), 4. Julian Solano (GL); 170: 1. Fritz Hoehn (NA), 5. Josh Garzone (Whit); 182: 1. Stephen Cincotta (NA), 2. Chris Eyssi (GL), 4. John Michitson (Whit), 5. Jack Putnam (CC); 195: 2. Mathieu Messina (NA), 6. Aaron Sargeant (Whit); 220: 2. Kyros Vergados (NA), 5. Tom Canniff (CC); HVY: 2. Sidney Taylor (Whit), 3. Carlos Cabrera (CC), 5. Dauma Fernandez (NA), 6. Tyler MacDonald (GL)

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