By Jim & Tony Nordland

MacArthur (9-1) defeated Sayville (5-2), 43-22, in a battle of two of the top mat squads on Long Island. MacArthur won 10 of the 15 bouts contested and at one point, reeled off eight consecutive victories. The Generals were led by defending Nassau champion unbeaten Chris Perez at 140 pounds. Perez scored with a slick ankle pick and then used a series of bar arm/tilts en route to a 13-3 major decision over tough Justin Bonamico. All-County Angelo Rella recorded a fall at 135, and other pin winners for MacArthur were Justin Cooksey (96) and Eric Anderson (189). Other standouts for the Generals were Frank Medeira, a 16-1 tech fall winner at 160 and Joe Cataldo who used his single leg takedowns for a solid 6-2 verdict at 171 pounds.

     Sayville won three consecutive bouts and were paced by county place winner Matt Leshinger, who registered a first period pin in the 112-pound class. The Golden Flashes also had victories posted by Nick Pesko (119) and Chris Siracusa, who recorded a 14-1 tech fall at 125 pounds, and gave the host team a short-lived 13-3 team led.

                                  MACARTHUR  43    SAYVILLE  22

96-Justin Cooksey (Mac) pinned Mike Farese. 3:12.
103-Anthony Boccasi (Mac) dec. JP Siracusa, 3-2.
112-Matt Leshinger (Say) pinned John Dougherty, 1:48.
119-Nick Pesko (Say) dec.Chris Cataldo, 6-4.
125-Chris Siracusa (Say) major dec. John Funes, 14-1.
130-Anthony Locke (Mac) dec. Lucas Ciancimino, 6-2.
135-Angelo Rella (Mac) pin John Farese, 2:49.
140-Chris Perez (Mac) major dec. Justin Bonamico, 13-3.
145-Peter Mack (Mac) major dec.Mike Payne, 15-6.
152-Ryan Donahue (Mac) dec. Paul Piscitelli, 10-7.
160-Frank Medeiras (Mac) tech fall Matt Pesko, 16-1.
171-Joe Cataldo (Mac) dec. Rich Millwater, 6-2.
189-Eric Anderson (Mac) pinned Kevin Bethea, 3:59.
215-Oliver Hull (Say) pinned Anthony Mendes, :34.
285-Albert Rios (Say) dec.Dan Arboleda, 8-5.
Defending Nassau County champ, Chris Perez.