December 3, 2012

Peru takes second at Kingston Duals

KINGSTON — A strong weekend for the Peru wrestling team resulted in a 9-1 team record and a second-place finish at the Kingston Duals.

The Indians, after going 4-1 Saturday, won all five of their matches Sunday over Pearl River (45-36), Valley Central (47-33), Newburgh (50-30), Saugerties (54-27) and LaSalle Institute (50-27).

“We took second place behind North Rockland, which beat us by 10 points yesterday,” Peru co-head coach Mike Hogan said. “They went 10-0 in the tournament and are considered the top Division I team in Section I.

“The boys wrestled tough today. The teams were pretty balanced, and we could have easily been 3-2 on the day. But the boys picked up the pace and showed some toughness. I was proud of the guys.”

Leading the way for the Indians was standout Troy Seymour, who went 10-0 at 170 pounds. Seymour won two matches by forfeit and the eight others by fall, while not spending a lot of time on the mat in doing so.

Noah Phillips also had a big weekend, going 9-0 at 152, while Caleb Feazelle did well, finishing 9-1 at 160.

“That’s a lot of matches for the guys to start the season,” Hogan said. “We’re a little beat up right now.

“We had some close matches that could have gone either way. It was a good weekend for us and I’m pretty happy with that.”

The Indians have only a short time to rest up before hosting rival Beekmantown in CVAC mat action Wednesday.

Peru 45, Pearl River 36

132- Forget (P) won by forfeit.

138- Simeti (PR) dec. T. Phillips, 8-6, OT.

145- Bushey (P) pinned McDonagh, :44.

152- N. Phillips (P) dec. Gullo, 8-5.

160- C. Feazelle (P) pinned Mullahy, 1:41.

170- Seymour (P) pinned Carroll, :21.

182- Flynn (PR) pinned Neyer, 3:05.

195- Avanzato (P) won by forfeit.

220- McKee (P) won by forfeit.

285- Avery (PR) won by forfeit.

99- McGarvey (PR) pinned Cosme, 3:52.

106- Kelly (PR) dec. Hogan, 9-0.

113- Kurzhals (PR) pinned Goddeau, 3:33.

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