Wrestling used five pins to earn a victory over Moorestown on Wednesday night, their first of the season. Here is our recap of the match.
Wednesday night’s match was the first in the new gym for the Pirates and first of the season outside of tournament play, resulting in a 48-18 win over the Quakers.
The Pirates opened the year this past weekend at the Nottingham Tournament.
Moorestown came in with an 0-1 record and the Pirates jumped early.
Cinnaminson opened the match with three consecutive pins to jump out to an 18-0 lead.
“It definitely helped with the momentum, having the freshmen and sophomores boost the upperclassmen,” Tyler Addlesberger said. “It definitely was a confidence booster for the younger guys to get after it.”
Keith Swartley led off with a pin of Daniel Zuber in 1:52 at heavyweight.
“When you see some of the older guys, like Swartley, go out and pin in the first period, you just want to go out there and win,” Andrew Halecki said.
Alex Marter followed with a pin of John Miles in 49 seconds at 106 pounds. The third pin was Michael Florkowski over Matthew Buckley in 1:34 at 113 pounds.
“For the first home match, we came out ready to go and wanted to get a big win today,” Halecki said.
The first win of the night for Moorestown came at 120 pounds when JT Lumley defeated Austin Gabay in a tight bout 2-0.
Other wins on the night for the Pirates came from Jahmil Williams (forfeit), Ryan Teague (4-3 decision), Joe Saxton (9-2 decision), JT Holt (1-0 decision), Eren Baysal (5-2 decision), Tyler Addlesberger (3:00 pin) and Andrew Halecki (3:17 pin).
“It feels great,” Addlesberger, a senior, said. “It’s definitely a confidence booster. It’s the first win of the season in our brand new gym.”
Addlesberger had not wrestled since his sophomore season coming into this year.
Only five bouts went to the third period on Wednesday night.
“I opened the match in neutral and tried to get the first takedown, which I did,” Halecki, a senior, said. “I went for my moves, hit them, and rode tough on top. In the second period, I got the fall.”
Cinnaminson returns to the mat on Thursday, December 29 for the Egg Harbor Tournament at Egg Harbor High School.
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