By Samantha Gormon
Improving to 3-1, the College’s wrestling team brought home the gold at its dual meet with York College on Nov. 22.
Eight out of the 10 Lions won their matches, making the final score 31-6 over their opponent and marking the first time since the 2014-2015 season that the College has defeated York.
To begin the night, freshman Nick Denora of the 125-pound weight class fell short of a win, 7-5, to York’s Jared Kuhns.
Bouncing back in the next match, junior Jake Giordano took the win at 133 pounds. Giordano earned a technical fall that put the Lions ahead 5-3.
Senior Robert Dinger and junior Nic Mele fed off the competitive energy and secured points in the 141- and 149-pound weight classes, respectively. Dinger, a 2019-2020 team captain, came away with a major decision win, scoring the team an extra point.
At 157 pounds, freshman Matthew Sacco fought with determination, but did not see a victory, as he fell to Eric Hutchinson of York. Despite the loss, the Lions continued to lead with an overall score of 12-6 and saw no other defeat.
At 165 pounds, sophomore John Garda earned a decision win, scoring four points for the team. In just 1:01, sophomore Joe McCarthy continued his strong season, collecting his fourth pin thus far at 174 pounds. Following suit, junior Daniel Surich secured a win at 184 pounds, earning a 14-1 major decision. With two matches left, the Lions remained with the lead 25-6.
With a score of 8-4, junior Thomas Anderson took down York’s Farrow at 197 pounds. At heavyweight, sophomore Thomas Marretta found a way to get his hand raised in overtime to close the night, as his win made the final score 31-6 in favor of the College.
The Lions will head back to Pennsylvania for the York Invitational on Friday, Dec. 6.