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Wrestling Soars After Securing Win Over South Plainfield

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Wrestling Soars After Securing Win Over South Plainfield
  • Athletics
Dylan Hollender

In one of the biggest home wrestling matches in the recent history of the Saint Joseph High School program, the No. 12 Falcons took down conference rival No. 20 South Plainfield, 34-23, on Wednesday inside the Maglio Gymnasium.

In one of the biggest home wrestling matches in the recent history of the Saint Joseph High School program, the No. 12 Falcons took down conference rival No. 20 South Plainfield, 34-23, on Wednesday inside the Maglio Gymnasium.

 

Saint Joe’s edged the Tigers in overall match results by taking home eight individual wins, including three pins from Brian Christie, Jake Tulli and Giovanni Alejandro.

 

Following Alejandro’s 46 second pin over South Plainfield’s Daniel Gonzalez-Ross to give the Falcons a late 31-16 advantage, Saint Joe’s iced the match by avoiding pins in the final bouts.

 

After losing the first match of the night (165 pound bout where South Plainfield’s Justus Niemeyer edged Sebastian Blumberg, 3-0), the Falcons were victorious in four of the next five bouts, including two pins to take a 19-6 lead. 

 

South Plainfield cut the lead to 19-12 after John Whitacre was pinned in the second period. However, the Saint Joe’s recovered by winning three of the next four bouts. The run was capped by Alejandro’s opening minute pin of Daniel Gonzalez-Ross and resulted in a boisterous roar from the “standing room only” crowd. 

 

The Falcons moved to 3-0 on the year, with matches against Sayreville (January 11) and Monroe (January 13) on the horizon. 

 

Here are the complete results from the match: 

 

Saint Joe’s 34 (3-0), South Plainfield (2-1) 23

 

165: Justus Niemeyer (So. Plainfield) over Sebastian Blumberg (Saint Joe's) - Dec 3-0 

175: Andrew Bouchard (Saint Joe's) over Daniel Borsos (So. Plainfield) - MD 9-1

190: Brian Christie (Saint Joe's) over Adam Bowles (So. Plainfield) - Fall 0:44 

215: Manuel Alvaranga (So. Plainfield) over Giovanni Spallino (Saint Joe's) - Dec 5-1 

285: Jake Tulli (Saint Joe's) over Aaron Everitt (So. Plainfield) - Fall 0:26

106: Julian Arango (Saint Joe's) over Alex Pigna (So. Plainfield) - Dec 4-0

113: Joseph Stanzione (So. Plainfield) over John Whitacre (Saint Joe's) - Fall 3:15 

120: Zachary Beadling (Saint Joe's) over Nicholas Irizarry (So. Plainfield) - Dec 5-3 

126: Morgan Schwarz (Saint Joe's) over Aldo Pigna (So. Plainfield) - Dec 5-0

132: Andrew Loniewski (So. Plainfield) over Mason Atkins (Saint Joe's) - MD 14-4 

138: Giovanni Alejandro (Saint Joe's) over Daniel Gonzalez-Ross (So. Plainfield) - Fall 0:46

144: J.J. Giordano (So. Plainfield) over Tyler Whitford (Saint Joe's) - Dec 3-2

150: Nicholas Campagna (So. Plainfield) over Evan Mendez (Saint Joe's) - MD 10-2

157: Vincent Genna (Saint Joe's) over Mark Molinaro (So. Plainfield) - Dec 10-4

 

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