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.

Mat Notes...
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.


-Doug Iadenza (SachEast) pinned Sean Miller 3:57
6-Eddie Hart (Conn) pinned Mike Abbadanza 2:18
3-Anthony Scaffedi (Conn) pinned Rich Anderson 3:04
0-Jakob Restrepo (SE) injury default Steven Bulzomi
-Sean McCabe (Conn) dec. Conor O'Hara 6-1
2-Anthony Messina (SE) dec. Brendan Dent 4-3
8-Jackson Mordente (SE) dec. Joey Gates 5-2
5-Billy Merone (SE) pinned Steven Schmitt 4:51
2-Anthony Pistone (SE) major dec. John Keane 18-7
0-Mark Tracy (SE) dec. Chris Beal 8-2
-Shaun Gillen (Conn) pinned AJ Solomito 1:48
2-Zach Nobre (SE) pinned Nick Marcinek 4:39
5-John Vigh (SE) pinned Frank Morelli :50
-Kenny Drew (Conn) major dec. Christian Nunez 10-2
5-Josh Edmondson (SE) dec. John Folan 5-2
Doug Iadanza
(Sachem East)
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.