Thursday, January 24, 2013

WRESTLING: Methacton wins one before ouster to CR South

Methacton's Tracey Green gets the pin of Council Rock South's Thaison Nguyen in the first period (1:01) of their bout at 285 during Thursday's District 1-AAA Duals at Methacton. (Photo by Barry Taglieber)

By Dennis Weller
Special to The Mercury

FAIRVIEW VILLAGE — The Methacton wrestlers had a little something to prove on Thursday night in the District 1-AAA Team Duals … that they were a lot better and tougher than they had shown the night before when they had fallen behind by a big early score and pretty much rolled over in a one-sided league defeat.
And the 10th-seeded hosts did indeed rebound strongly as they opened with a 40-24 win over West Chester East and then battled all the way to the last bout in a 36-25 loss to seventh-seeded Council Rock South.
Paul Russo, Devin Bradley, Jack Ryan, Joe Staley, and Tracey Green were all double winners on the mat for the Warriors (12-6) and Mike Baccaro won by a forfeit and a pin. The setback eliminated Methacton from the tournament while South advances to next Friday’s quarterfinal round at Upper Dublin.
“Actually just having a talk with a couple teachers who are coaches in the building, it’s not about the score (Wednesday) night … it’s how you respond to it,” said Methacton coach A.J. Maida. 

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