Indians deck rival Trojans

December 19, 2008|By CHRIS CARTER

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro wrestling coach Eric Mowen had certain expectations for his team Thursday night against Chambersburg.

Evidently his wrestlers had expectations of their own.

The Indians won 11 of 14 bouts -- including three "surprising" second-period pins to open the match -- as they rolled past Chambersburg 53-14 for their first win of the season.

"I wasn't expecting to get pins in those bouts," Mowen said. "I was expecting wins."

Not that he was disappointed.

Jesse Mowen turned in the first fall by catching Steve Wilmot in a cradle and scoring the pin in 3:12 at 160 pounds. Junior transfer Dan Mazzei followed by sticking Dawson Peck's shoulders to the mat, just three seconds before the second-period buzzer at 171.

Mowen trailed 2-1 before scoring the pin, while Mazzei -- appearing to tire in the second period -- led 4-1 before the fall.


Chambersburg coach Doug Rine was expecting otherwise.

"I was expecting better matches in both of those places, especially because we had control in both matches," Rine said. "There was a big loss of momentum at that point. It sort of worked the whole way through the night."

Even the Waynesboro losses had a touch of silver lining in them. James Miller scored an escape at the third-period buzzer at 215 to avoid a major decision to Ray Setaro, Chip Lynch kept All-Area first-teamer Jimmy Hughes in check for more than three minutes before being pinned at 125, and reserve T.R. Rook got time at 140 before falling to Alex Younker in 1:37.

"I expected to win the matches that we won and lose the matches that we lost," Mowen said. "We took what they gave us and then tried to improve on our position."

Following the wins by Mowen and Mazzei, Shane McFerren pinned Dalton Daywalt at 189 to give Waynesboro an 18-0 lead.

Setaro's 8-1 decision against Miller got Chambersburg on the board at 18-3, before Waynesboro took the next four bouts -- a 32-second pin by Marvin Gaskill at heavyweight, a 6-1 decision by Issac Swank at 103 and major decisions by Jacob Smith at 112 and Richie Scott at 119 for a 35-3 lead.

"We coach to score," Mowen said. "We want those bonus points."

After Hughes' pin of Lynch, the Indians clinched the match on Trey Andree's 6-3 decision against Tim Sharrow at 130.

Derek Wagaman (135) and Brandon Beltz (140) scored back-to-back pins for a 50-8.

Younker followed with his pin of Rook at 145 before Ian Smith capped the match with a 12-6 win against Ryan Miracle, avenging a loss from last season's Franklin County Tournament.

"We need to finish matches. It's not conditioning, so it must be up here," said Rine, pointing to his head. "We're in good shape, but something's just not there. I don't know what it is."

Waynesboro 53, Chambersburg 14
160 -- Jesse Mowen (W) p. Steve Wilmot, 3:12; 171 -- Dan Mazzei (W) p. Dawson Peck, 3:57; 189 -- Steve McFerren (W) p. Dalton Daywalt, 3:47; 215 -- Ray Setaro (C) d. James Miller, 8-1; 285 -- Marvin Gaskill (W) p. Kenneth Bumbaugh, :32; 103 -- Issac Swank (W) d. Colton Arnold, 6-1; 112 -- Jacob Smith (W) m.d. Dillon Plum, 16-5; 119 -- Richie Scott (W) m.d. Zerik Hann, 16-3; 125 -- Jimmy Hughes (C) p. Chip Lynch, 3:42; 130 -- Trey Andree (W) d. Tim Sharrow, 6-3; 135 -- Derek Wagaman (W) p. Alex Duke, 3:42; 140 -- Brandon Beltz (W) p. Chase Wenger, 3:42; 145 -- Alex Younker (C) p. T.R. Rook, 1:37; 152 -- Ian Smith (W) d. Ryan Miracle, 12-6.
Note: Chambersburg's Alex Duke was penalized one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct following the 135-pound bout.

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