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Veteran quartet leads Albion matmen

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Leading the Albion wrestling squad into the upcoming season will be this quartet of Niagara-Orleans All-League meet place finishers. In front is Blake Aina. In back are Preston Flugel, Jordan Wolcott and Cade Aina.

A quartet of All-League meet place finishers anchors the lineup for the Albion wrestling squad heading into the upcoming Niagara-Orleans campaign.

That veteran foursome includes junior Blake Aina, sophomore Preston Flugel and freshman Cade Aina, who all captured N-O championships, along with senior Jordan Wolcott who earned a third place finish. Cade Aina went on to also win a Section VI Class B title.

Flugel went 24-7 on the season, Blake Aina 24-9 and Cade Aina 23-6.

The Purple Eagles also return varsity experience in the senior trio of Israel Florintino, Tim Drake and Ricky Monroe.

Coach Keith Piccirilli’s Albion matmen, who went 3-2 in N-O dual match action and 10-14 overall last season, will open the season at Lyndonville on December 2 in a non league match.

Albion’s Schedule
Dec. 2 – at Lyndonville, 2 p.m.
Dec. 5 – at Depew Tournament
Dec. 9 – Medina, 6 p.m.
Dec. 11 – Kendall, 6 p.m.
Dec. 16 – at Newfane, 6 p.m.
Dec. 17 – Alexander, 6 p.m.
Dec. 28 – at Holley Tournament
Jan. 6 – at Barker/Roy-Hart, 6 p.m.
Jan. 9 – at Victor Tournament
Jan. 13 – Akron, 6 p.m.
Jan. 20 – Wilson, 6 p.m.
Jan. 23 – at Medina Tournament
Jan. 30 – All-League Tournament at Wilson, 9 a.m.