| Sachem East (15-0) defeated Connetquot (11-1), 46-25, before a packed house for the League II dual meet title on Senior Night at Connetquot HS.
The meet opened at 138 pounds and Jackson Mordente upset highly-regarded Joey Gates (27-4), 5-2. The Flaming Arrows would then reeled off three more consecutive victories to take a comfortable 16-0 lead. At 145, Billy Merone (18-1) converted a 3/4 nelson for a third period pin, Anthony Pistone (19-2) used a series of leg tilts en route to a 18-7 major decision at 152 and sophomore Mark Tracy posted a solid 8-2 win at 160 pounds.
Connetquot's Shaun Gillen (28-2) pancaked his opponent and registered a first period fall in his 170-pound bout to bring the team score to 16-6. Sachem East would then record two falls at 182 and 195, before the T-Birds unbeaten Kenny Drew (27-0) scored with a front headlock and overhead cradle to post a 10-2 major decision at 220 pounds.
Connetquot continued to rally as Eddie Hart (26-6) at 106 and Anthony Scaffedi (15-6) at 113 posted falls and narrowed the team score to 37-22. In one of the marquee match-ups of the dual unbeaten freshman Jakob Restrepo (21-0) scored with a decisive double and later used an arm bar and forced Steven Bulzomi (28-3) to default in the bout.
At 126, the T-Birds All-State performer Sean McCabe (28-1) opened the scoring with an ankle pick and later scored with a reversal to defeat 2010 Suffolk finalist Conor O'Hara, 6-1. Sachem East's Anthony Messina had an exciting come-from-behind victory as he used a third period escape and a single leg takedown with 15 seconds to edge Brendan Dent in the 132-pound bout.
Sachem East won 10 of the 15 bouts contested in the dual and is currently ranked #2 on Long Island. Connetquot is rated 4th and both teams will meet in the upcoming League II Tournament and Suffolk County Championships.
SACHEM EAST 46 CONNETQUOT 25
99-Doug Iadenza (SachEast) pinned Sean Miller 3:57
106-Eddie Hart (Conn) pinned Mike Abbadanza 2:18
113-Anthony Scaffedi (Conn) pinned Rich Anderson 3:04
120-Jakob Restrepo (SE) injury default Steven Bulzomi
126-Sean McCabe (Conn) dec. Conor O'Hara 6-1
132-Anthony Messina (SE) dec. Brendan Dent 4-3
138-Jackson Mordente (SE) dec. Joey Gates 5-2
145-Billy Merone (SE) pinned Steven Schmitt 4:51
152-Anthony Pistone (SE) major dec. John Keane 18-7
160-Mark Tracy (SE) dec. Chris Beal 8-2
170-Shaun Gillen (Conn) pinned AJ Solomito 1:48
182-Zach Nobre (SE) pinned Nick Marcinek 4:39
195-John Vigh (SE) pinned Frank Morelli :50
220-Kenny Drew (Conn) major dec. Christian Nunez 10-2
285-Josh Edmondson (SE) dec. John Folan 5-2
|SACHEM EAST 46 CONNETQUOT 25|
|Anthony Messina (Sachem East)|
|Billy Merone (Sachem East)|
|Eddie Hart (Connetquot)|
|Anthony Scaffeldi (Connetquot)|
|Anthony Pistone (Sachem East)|
|Mark Tracy (Sachem East)|
|Zach Nobre (Sachem East)|
|Shaun Gillen (Connetquot)|
|John Vigh (Sachem East)|
|Kenny Drew (Connetquot)|
|Josh Edmonson (Sachem East)|
|Sachem East's Jackson Mordente takes down Connetquot's Joey Gates. Mordente got the Flaming Arrows off to a good start with a 5-2 decision at 138 pounds and they never looked back.|
|Jakob Restrepo of Sachem East works his bar arm on Steven Bulzomi of Connetquot. Restrepo won this 120 pound matchup by injury default.|
|In one of the premier matches of the night, Sean McCabe of Connetquot takes down Conor O'Hara of Sachem East. McCabe won the 126 pound bout 6-1.|