By Jim & Tony Nordland

     Bayport-Blue Point opened their dual meet season with an impressive win over Miller Place, 60-9, in a non-league match. The Phantoms won the first nine bouts and were paced by Kyle McGovern (119), Ryan Hake (125), Kyle Underwood (130), Jeff Purdy (135), Brandon Thomas (140) and Ralph Fabiani at 145 pounds.

     McGovern used a tight cradle to secure a second period fall, Hake, a sophomore, opened the scoring with a quick double leg takedown and later added a cross face cradle to defeat the Panthers' John Steiger, 5-2. The host team would record two consecutive tech falls, as Underwood used a barrage of takedowns and tilts, and Purdy scored with a slick high-crotch takedown and later applied a 3/4 nelson en route to 15-0 decisions. Thomas used a front headlock/cement mixer to register an exciting fall at the 1:21 mark and Fabiani posted a solid 10-1 major decision.

     Also gaining victories for Bayport-Blue Point were Geoff Teague with a 8-3 verdict at 171 and Joe Emmel who registered a second period pin in the 189-pound class.
     Winning their bouts for Miller Place were Will Coveney (152), Joe Simon (160) and tough Ryan Kelly who defeated Jim Alles, 3-0, at 215 pounds.

Mat Notes...
   Bayport-Blue Point finished as team runners-ups last weekend at the Sprig Gardner Tournament at East Hampton, behind team champion Westhampton Beach. The Phantoms are defending Division II Suffolk County champions and will embark this Saturday at the annual Jericho Duals...

                           BAYPORT-BLUE POINT  60  MILLER  PLACE  9
-Joey Palma(Bay) dec. Alex Hahn, 8-1.
103-Justin Engel(Bay) won by forfeit.
112-Justin Underwood(Bay) won By forfeit.
119-Kyle McGovern(Bay) pinned Nick Feliciano, 2:50.
125-Ryan Hake(Bay) dec. John Steiger, 5-2.
130-Kyle Underwood(Bay) tech fall Cory Auscher, 15-0.
135-Jeff Purdy(Bay) tech fall Chris Auscher, 15-0.
140-Brandon Thomas(Bay) pinned Nick Cronin, 1:21.
145-Ralph Fabiani(Bay) major dec. Ken Keanan, 10-1.
152-Will Coveney(MPlace) dec. Chad Stevens, 5-0.
160-Joe Simon(MPlace) dec. Geno LoPresti, 6-4.
171-Geoff Teague(Bay) dec. Eric DeCroc, 8-3.
189-Joe Emmel(Bay) pinned Chris Folk-Freund, 2:16.
215-Ryan Kelly(MPlace) dec. Jim Alles, 3-0.
    285-Harrison DeSousa(Bay) won by forfeit.
Photo by Patricia Purdy
Photo y Patricia Purdy