WEST ISLIP EDGES ISLIP, 27-24
West Islip's Sean Messina works to turn Islip's Kyle Wade late in the third period of the final bout at 130 pounds. Messina scored the near fall and a come from behind 5-4 victory securing West Islip's win 27-24.
    West Islip scored one of their biggest wins in recent years in front of a cheering hometown crowd as they defeated Islip, 27-24.  The score had been tied 24-24 going in to the final bout, the 130 pound matchup of Islip's Kyle Wade and West Islip's Sean Messina. Wade scored first with a quick takedown and near fall points for a 4-0 lead, but Messina kept his composure and began to battle back. Trailing by one late in the third period he managed to turn Wade for two points and pick up a 5-4 come from behind win that gave the Lions the match.
     Islip had gotten on the board first and held a slight lead until it reached West Islip's upper weights. Undefeated Pat Bell picked up his eighth win and sixth pin of the year at 171 pounds, Mike Randazzo used a reversal to a pin at 189 and All-County linebacker Alex Fernan worked his arm bar to a fall at 215. Islip regained the lead with three straight wins including a pin from Troy Mashkow at 112 lbs. but couldn't hold on.
          WEST ISLIP  27     ISLIP  24

103-Dan Gregg(I) d. Matt Donovan(WI) 4-2
112-Troy Mashkow(I) p. Brian Culkin(WI) 2:39
119-Jake Benedetto(I) d. Peter Gonzales(WI) 10-4
125-Pete Zaccaria(WI) d. Mike Wimmers(I) 5-0
130-Sean Messina(WI) d. Kyle Wade(I) 5-4
135-John Lamonica(I) d. Kevin DiDonna(WI) 8-1
140-J.P. Sala(I) d. Tom Smith(WI) 5-2
145-Anthony Bacchi(WI) d. Joe Catalanato(I) 6-0
152-Matt Egan(I) d. Stephen Smith(WI) 9-8
160-Frank Provenzano(I) d. Brandon Murtha(WI) 7-2
171-Pat Bell(WI) p. Joe Cannone(I) 1:34
189-Mike Randazzo(WI) p. Dan Lyons(I) 3:58
215-Alex Fernan(WI) p. Cody Henricks(I) 3:21
Pat Bell (West Islip) changes this single leg to an overhead cradle enroute to a first period fall.
Troy Mashkow (Islip) works his cradle to a pin at 112 lbs.
Jake Benedetto (Islip) shoots a double leg at 119 lbs.
Anthony Bacchi (West Islip) has a single leg in the air at 145 lbs.
Alex Fernan (West Islip) used his arm bar to fall at 215 lbs.