| Hauppauge (18-0) defeated Sayville (12-9) in a League V showdown before a capacity crowd at Hauppauge HS. The Eagles were ten of the bouts contested and were paced by 2008 NYS champion Ken Collado (25-3, 121 career wins) and all-county performers; Nick Mauriello (16-2) and Jesse Marro (26-3, 130 career victories). Collado used his single leg takedowns and a series of turks for a 18-5 major decision at 119 and Mauriello was relentless with his double bar-arms en route to a 17-1 tech fall at 112. Hauppauge's Jesse Marro edged Josef Haas (24-6), on a clasping point with ten seconds remaining in their 145-pound bout and emerged with a 2-1 win.
Sayville's Justin Bonamico opened the dual with a key third period takedown and held on for a hard-fought 5-2 verdict and earned his 10th victory on the season. The Golden Flashes' Steven Leshinger (24-7) scored on low single to post an exciting 3-1 overtime win at 140 and John Albergo clamped his opponent at the 2:25 mark at 171.
In perhaps the most entertaining bout of the dual, Hauppauge's unbeaten Mark West (22-0) defeated Matt Leshinger (22-7) in a battle of elite freshmen lightweights. Leshinger opened the scoring with a low single and West escaped and converted a high crotch takedown for a 3-2 lead. After exchanging escapes, Leshinger used a snap-spin takedown to knot the match at 6-6. West escaped quickly and scored with a double leg takedown and bar arm to record a 13-6 decision at 103 pounds. Other Eagle standouts were the Bonaventura twins; Anthony (152) had a third period fall and Genero posted a solid 10-1 major decision at 189, along with Anthony Martello who used a tight bar arm to register a fall at 215 pounds.
Earning fofeit wins for the Eagles were Adam Lepkowsky (22-3) at 130, Kevin Panebianco (27-3, 19 pins) at 135 and Brendan Ehlinger at 160. Both West and Leshinger are amongst the top 96-pounders in the county and state. Next up for Hauppauge and coach Chris Messina is Kings Park, this Friday, as the host Eagles hope to clinch the League V dual meet title on Senior Night...
| HAUPPAUGE 49 SAYVILLE 12
103- Mark West (Haup) dec. Matt Leshinger, 13-6.
112- Nick Mauriello (Haup) tech fall Luke Ciancimino, 17-1.
119- Ken Collado (Haup) major dec.Mike Payne, 13-5.
125- Justin Bonamico (Say) dec. Mike Ehlinger, 5-2.
130- Adam Lepkowsky (Haup) won by forfeit.
135- Kevin Panebianco (Haup) won by forfeit.
140- Steven Leshinger (Say) dec. Anthony Piscitello, 3-1 OT.
145- Jesse Marro (Haup) dec. Josef Haas, 2-1.
152- Anthony Bonaventura (Haup) pinned Zach Cone, 4:50.
160- Brendon Ehlinger (Haup) won by forfeit.
171- John Albergo (Say) pinned Kory Stimpfl, 2:25.
189- Genero Bonaventura (Haup) major dec.Dakota Yonick, 10-1.
215- Anthony Martello (Haup) pinned Andy Gotay, 4:34.
|LEAGUE V SHOWDOWN:
HAUPPAUGE TOPS SAYVILLE 49-12