|HUNTINGTON TOPS ISLIP, 26-19|
|Huntington's Jose Vasquez turns Islip's Dan Gregg at 103 pounds. Vasquez won by 17-2 technical fall and Huntington took the dual meet 26-19.|
|Islip's Jake Benedetto holds on to Huntington's Nigel McNeil enroute to a 12-3 victory at 112 pounds.|
|Francisco Peirara of Huntington works to turn Mike Wimmers of Islip. Peirara won the 125 pound bout by a score of 4-2.|
| HUNTINGTON vs ISLIP
Huntington (8-0) defeated Islip (6-3), 26-19, in a League V showdown dual before 800 fans at Islip HS. The dual started at 112 pounds, where Islip's former county champion Jake Benedetto (22-2) posted a 12-3 major decision over Nigel McNeil. In perhaps the turning point of the match, Maurice Loadholt of Huntington rallied in the third period and applied a tight half nelson to secure a fall with 35 seconds remaining in their 119-pound bout. The Bucs won the next four bouts, including John LaMonica's battle with Lou Puca at 140 pounds. Puca missed a head lock in the waning seconds and LaMonica held on for an exciting 9-7 victory. The Blue Devils battled back by taking the next two matches and brought the team score to, 16-14, in favor of Islip. At 171 pounds, Joe Cannone scored with a third period front headlock for a 6-4 decsion an gave Islip a 19-14 lead with three bouts remaining in the dual. Huntington would sweep the three remaining matches, including a 10-1 major decision by Dashaun Thomas at 215 and a dominant performance by top-ranked Jose Vasquez (21-1), who used a series of tilts to record a 17-2 technical fall at 103 pounds.
HUNTINGTON 26 ISLIP 19
103-Jose Vasquez (Hunt) tech.fall Dan Gregg, 17-2.
112-Jake Benedetto(Islip) major dec.Nigel McNeil, 12-3.
119-Maurice Loadholt(Hunt) pinned Chris Forgione, 5:25.
125-Francisco Pereira(Hunt) dec. Mike Wimmers, 4-2.
130-Kyle Wade(Islip) dec. Omar Santigo, 9-4.
135-JP Sala(Islip) dec. Guillermo Dominguez, 4-3.
140-John LaMonica(Islip) dec. Lou Puca, 9-7.
145-Matt Egan(Islip) dec. Ryan Fox, 8-3.
152-Jason Santiago(Hunt) dec. Frank Provenzo, 4-2.
160-Anthony Lupi(Hunt) dec. Steve Provenzo, 6-5.
171-Joe Cannone(Islip) dec. Chris Sandoval, 6-4.
189-Morris Romero(Hunt) dec. Dan Lyons, 6-4.
215-Dashaun Thomas(Hunt) major decision Cody Hinrichs, 10-1.
|Huntington's Anthony Lupi in control beating Islip's Steven Provenzano 6-5.|
|Dashaun Thomas of Huntington lifts Cody Hinrichs of Islip. Thomas scored a 4-point takedown to take the 215 pound match 10-1.|
|Islip's John Lamonica uses his bear hug enroute to a 9-7 win over Lou Puca at 140 pounds.|