February 4, 2009

Spartans Top Thaddeus Stevens 33-7

LANCASTER, PA – The York College wrestling team procured their 13th win of the season Wednesday evening courtesy of a 33-7 result over Thaddeus Stevens. The #24 Spartans, who bested Stevens by a 41-3 count on December 13, improve their season mark to 13-10-1.
    The Green and White captured all but two matches on evening, including a pair of pinfalls.
    Jerrid Hartman (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion) picked up York’s first six points by way of a Stevens forfeit in the 125-pound bout. Senior co-captain Kyle Flickinger (New Oxford, Pa./Bermudian Springs) then tallied the Spartans first win on the mat in the 133-pound match. Flickinger edged Alex Luzon by a slight 7-6 margin to nab three points.
    At 141 pounds, senior Matt Volpe (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) tallied a first-period fall, pinning Joseph Geiser 1:41 into the match.
    After Stevens took the 149-pound bout, the Green and White got back on track with victories in the next four matches. Senior John Niedrich (Freehold, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) picked up a trio of points at 157 pounds. The senior co-captain notched an 11-5 triumph to push York’s lead to a substantial 18-4 advantage.
    Freshman Matt Heisey (Harrisburg, Pa./Cedar Crest) nabbed the 165-pound bout courtesy of a 12-5 result before fellow rookie Paul Richards (Hermon, Maine/Hermon) recorded a 7-0 decision at 174. Junior Chris Elliott (Crofton, Md./South River) then posted York’s second pin of the evening. The 184-pound Elliott came away with six points as he tallied a second period fall at 4:48.
    With the Spartans’ lead sitting comfortably at 30-4, the Green and White split the remaining two bouts to procure the 33-7 win. The Bulldogs’ Jeremy Gross took a 5-3 win at 197, but York’s Joe Erb (Langhorne, Pa./Pennsbury) finished the match in the Spartans’ favor with a 6-2 win in the 285-pound class.
    The Green and White return to action on Saturday, February 7, when they host Hunter, Elizabethtown, and #29 Cortland at the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center. The quad meet is slated for a 12:00 pm start.

MATCH RESULTS

Matt Heisey photo courtesy of Scott Guise