Islip (14-1) defeated Huntington (6-2), 51-9, in a League V showdown and a premier dual meet amongst two of the top teams in Suffolk County. Islip won 12 of the 15 bouts contested, including an exciting overtime victory by Brad Wade over defending Suffolk champion Corey Jamison (13-1) who suffered his first setback on the season. Both wrestlers exchanged escapes in regulation and Wade rode out Jamison in the 30 second tie breaker period for a 2-1 win.

    The Buccaneers recorded three consecutive first period pins in the dual, Ronnie King (170), Xavier Craig who pancaked his opponent at 182 and highly regarded Craig Hinrichs (12-1) in the 195-pound bout. The Blue Devils state placer Nick Lupi edged Islip's Ryan Hughes with an escape and held on for a 2-1 overtime victory in their 220-bout. At 285 pounds, Islip's Pat Sheppard scored with a key double leg takedown to defeat Huntington's all-county Anthony Puca (13-1), for a 4-2 decision.

     
           
ISLIP 51   HUNTINGTON 9
  99- Mike Alisa (Islip) dec. Kyle Mock 7-4
106-
Johnny DiPalma (Islip) dec. John Arceri 3-2 OT
113-
Will Killeen (Islip) dec.Tyshon Parker 11-9
120-
Matt Haag (Islip) pinned Ryan Postilione :40
126-
Brad Wade (Islip) dec.Corey Jamison  2-1 OT (Ride Out)
132-
Ralph MacKay (Islip) dec. Carlos Pereira 5-3
138
- James Ianaconi (Islip) dec. Jorge Villela 4-2
145-
Brandon Mendez (Hunt) dec. John Theo 5-0
152-
Nick Finnegan (Islip) won by forfeit
160-
John Mallouk (Hunt) dec. Andrew Werther 2-1 OT
170-
Ronnie King (Islip) pinned John Canas :33
182-
Xavier Craig (Islip) pinned Justin Sandoval :32
195-
Craig Hinrichs (Islip) Pinned Oscar Romero  :56
220-
Nick Lupi (Hunt) dec. Ryan Hughes 2-1 OT
285-
Pat Sheppard (Islip) dec. Anthony Puca (Hunt) 4-2
                                    
                                                 
  
Mat Notes...
   
The dual featured four overtime and hotly contested bouts, many of these match-ups will be revisited in both the league and county tournaments. Special thanks to Islip's Athletic Director Bob Panariello for all his help and Danielle, the Islip scorekeeper, for all the stats and her assistance. Huntington is the state leader with 26 individual state champions. Islip will embark to the UE Duals tomorrow morning and Sunday. Other top Long Island teams entered are top-ranked Wantagh (8-0) and Sachem East (12-0). Many wrestling people feel with all the  Long Island teams in the 16- team field, there could be a classic LI showdown dual in the final, reminiscent of the NYS Cup days at West Point. Best of Luck to all the teams as they compete for the #1 ranking in the state...
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ISLIP ROLLS OVER HUNTINGTON 51-9
Will Killeen (Islip)
Johnny DiPalma (Islip)
Matt Haag (Islip)
Ralph MacKay (Islip)
James Ianaconi (Islip)
Brandon Mendez (Huntington)
Mike Alisa (Islip)
John Mallouk (Huntington)
Ronnie King (Islip)
Craig Hinrichs (Islip)
Pat Sheppard (Islip)
Islip's Brad Wade rides out Huntington's Corey Jamison in overtime to win the 126 pound bout. It was the evening's final bout as Islip rolled over Huntington 51-9.
Huntington's Nick Lupi holds off Islip's Ryan Hughes in the 220 pound match. Lupi won this battle 2-1 in overtime.