DOLGEVILLE — It was a good day on the mat for the Peru wrestling team Saturday.
It, however, wasn’t a good day off the mat.
Peru, which compiled a 2-2 team record in Friday’s opening day of action in the Mountain Duals, recorded three victories on Saturday — a 42-36 decision over Baldwinsville, a 43-34 win over Hoosick Falls and a 44-35 victory over host Dolgeville.
But a clerical error during weigh-ins on one of the Indians’ wrestlers resulted in Peru having to forfeit its three wins. So instead of having a 9-5 overall record, the Indians now stand at 6-8.
“Our kids wrestled well (Saturday) and had three close matches that they were able to win,” Peru co-head coach Mike Hogan said. “It was a very competitive tournament.”
Jay Oakes (138) was the lone Peru wrestler to go unbeaten over the two days with a 7-0 record. Oakes’ most competitive match was a 1-0 victory over Baldwinsville’s Kevin Paul.
Brandon Goddeau (113), Jordan Bushey (160-170) and Carson Dobozy (99) were all 6-1 for the Indians. Bushey went up to 170 to wrestle Dolgeville’s Triston Engle and dropped a 7-4 decision.
Because of losing the three matches, the Indians would have crossed over to wrestle Beekmantown in its final match of the day. But with the two teams scheduled to battle in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action in the near future, the match was not held.
Peru 42, Baldwinsville 36
106- Patrick (Bald) pinned Cosme, 5:13. 113- Goddeau (P) won by forfeit. 120- Hogan (P) dec. Pond, 9-4. 126- Feazelle (P) dec. Woods, 9-0. 132- Bast (P) dec. O’Neill, 7-4. 138- Oakes (P) dec. Paul, 1-0. 145- Ross (Bald) pinned Bell, 1:01. 152- McArdell (Bald) pinned Phillips, 1:32. 160- J. Bushey (P) tech. fall over Petrelli, 4:33. 170- Bowen (Bald) won by forfeit. 182- Sutphen (Bald) pinned H. Sartwell, 2:19. 195- Nasoni (Bald) pinned R. Sartwell, :34. 220- Neyer (P) won by forfeit. 285- Norris-Davis (P) won by forfeit. 99- Dobozy (P) won by forfeit.
Peru 43, Hoosick Falls 34