Brandon Carcuffe (145), Nick Matthews (138), Zach McGuire (285) and David Migliaccio (132) stayed undefeated as the West Morris Central High School Wolfpack wrestlers dominated Morris Knolls 53-24, but lost a nail-biter to the Roxbury Gaels 28-26 on Saturday.
Cory Fleming (120) and Migliaccio defeated the Gaels’ previously-undefeated Devon LaFranco and Mike Legotte respectively, in two of the marquee matches of the day. Matthews and Carcuffe (tech fall) won handily, before a string of four straight WMC defeats gave Roxbury a formidable lead.
Jesse Windt (195) won a thrilling 2-0 bout against another unbeaten Gael, Peter Sutton. Then Thomas Stoll’s (220) dramatic pin brought the Wolfpack even with Roxbury late in the match. McGuire’s victory gave the Wolfpack a narrow lead, but it was not to last.
Against Morris Knolls, Matthews, Carcuffe, John Sickles (160), Adam Kratch (170), Stoll and McGuire all won via fall to assure the lopsided victory. Stoll’s pin was his second of the day. Dylan Luciano (120) won 17-5 on his first day back from injury. John Schade (113) and Migliaccio also topped their Morris Knolls opponents.
For the JV team, Ben Yaskulka went to 3-0 with a first period pin vs. Morris Knolls. Fellow freshman Michael Brown also won via fall.
The Wolfpack are now 2-1 on the young season, with Voorhees next up on Saturday 12/29.
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