Lyndonville grapplers downed by Akron

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 January 2017 at 7:34 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Dustin Joy works toward an exciting overtime win over Akron’s Johnathan Fiebelkorn during the Tigers non league home match loss this evening.

Lyndonville’s Frankie Carrasquillo in route to scoring a pin over Akron’s Sabastian Grou.

Six forfeit losses proved to be the difference as Lyndonville dropped a 45-30 non league decision to visiting Akron this evening despite winning six of the eight bouts that were decided on the mat.

Lyndonville jumped out to an early 18-6 lead after consecutive pins by Chase Stinson (113) in 2:30, Reese Ledford (120) in a lightning quick 9 seconds and Jeff Gress Jr. (126) in 1:16.

Two forfeit wins briefly pulled Akron even at 18-18 but Lyndonville regained a 21-18 lead after a narrow 2-1 overtime decision win by Dustin Joy (145).

A decision win by Dustin Hinkley (160) kept Lyndonville up 24-21 but the next four bouts and the victory belonged to Akron.

A quick 29 second pin by Jacob Sarow (170) put Akron back on top to stay at 27-24. Three straight forfeit wins, at 182, 195 and 220, then boosted the visitors advantage to 45-24 with just one bout remaining.

Lyndonville closed out the match on a high note as Frankie Carrasquillo (285) registered a quick pin in 1:08.

Lyndonville’s Dustin Hinkley works toward a decision win over Akron’s Robbie PeQueen.