Purple Eagle matmen down rival Mustangs
A quick early burst of three straight pins ignited Albion to a 42-39 victory over visiting rival Medina this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League wrestling match.
Medina did grab a 6-0 lead at the outset on a pin by Da’Ron Bellan (132) in 1:03.
However, Albion answered right back with three straight pins by Preston Flugel (138) in 1:52, Hunter Albright (145) in 3:18 and Ugene Harrison (152) in :52 to take the lead for good at 18-6.
The Purple Eagles advantage ballooned to 33-6 at the halfway point after a forfeit win at 160, a one point decision win by Jessy Cruz at 170 and a pin of 2:17 by Ben Restivo at 182.
Albion’s Cody Wilson (220) and Medina’s Elijah Sones (195) then traded decision wins to keep Albion up by 27 at 36-9.
Medina though did come battling back down the stretch taking the final five bouts decided on the mat by pin. Those falls were registered by Robert Morehouse (285) in 2:43, Rashawn Bloom (99) in :58, Travis Wiseman (106) in :28, Colby Petrie (120) in :23 and Jake Bensley (126) in 2:40.
However, the Mustangs could get no closer than the final three point margin as a forfeit loss at 113 ended up proving to be the difference.
Both teams are now 2-2 in N-O competition.