|The Hill School’s Nick Flanigan wins by pin over Lawrenceville’s Paul Lobo at 145 pounds on Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Hoffman/The Mercury)|
By Dennis Weller
Special to The Mercury
POTTSTOWN — Close, but no wins for The Hill School wrestling team in Wednesday afternoon’s Tri-Meet against two out-of-state opponents at Sweeney Gymnasium.
First, the Blues outwrestled Lawrenceville (N.J.) School, but forfeited three lightweight bouts along the way in a 41-31 loss.
Then the match against St. Benedict’s (N.Y.) Prep came down to the final bout, with the Blues needing a pin to tie the score and send it into tie-breaking criteria. But they could only manage a major decision that included a pair of near falls and would up with a 40-37 setback in that one.
Chad Saunders (138 pounds), Nick Flanigan (145), and Eugene Alvey (220) each won twice for The Hill (6-7). In the middle match of the day, Lawrenceville (6-2) edged St. Benedict’s (3-4), 40-35.
“The first one, forfeits certainly hurt us,” said Blues coach Mark Pearson. “That’s all we can do right now. Our kids are all improving. They’re taking really positive steps forward and learning and getting tougher.”