Dulaney survives tough road match

At 106, Luis Ruano struggled in the first period and gave up a few takedowns.  He battled back in the 2nd and 3rd periods with a reversal and later his own takedown to bring the score to 14-8.  Unfortunately, he was taken down and pinned in a half nelson.  Woodlawn led 6-0.

At 113, Evan Cantemiry dominated his opponent with takedowns and back points and eventually picked up the 2nd period pin to tie the team score at 6-6.

At 120, the Lions sent out Julian Crisostomo in and he thrilled the crowd and his team with a spectacular throw to put his opponent on his back.  Julian got reversed and had to fight his way off the bottom.  He escaped and took his opponent down with a foot sweep.  In the 2nd period, Julian again threw his opponent with a headlock and secured the pin.  The Lions led 12-6.

At 126, Philip Bramucci received a forfeit.  Dulaney led 18-6.

At 132, Destiny Benjamin battled her opponent, but was trailing 8-2 in the 3rd period.  She escaped and took her opponent down but couldn't score any more points and lost by decision 8-5.  Dulaney led 18-9.

At 138, James Fitzsimmons gave up the first takedown, but quickly reversed his opponent and picked up 3 back points.  They traded takedowns and escapes and James picked up the 3rd period pin with a fantastic headlock to end the match.  Dulaney led 24-9.

At 145, Dulaney forfeited to Woodlawn.  The team score was now 24-15.

At 152, Brett Burke battled his opponent, but could only manage one escape point.  He fought off his back several times to avoid the pin.  He lost via a major decision 14-1.  The Lions led 24-19.

At 160, Nicole Wanga bravely took the mat against Woodlawn's best wrestler, but the coaching staff decided to default the match.  Woodlawn now led 25-24.

At 170, Noah Dow battled his opponent in the first and second periods in a tight match.  Noah got the first escape but was taken down and put in a cradle.  Noah rolled through and put his opponent on is back and picked up the defensive pin!  Dulaney led 30-25.

At 182, Zavion Woodard couldn't get his offense going in the 1st period, but got things rolling in the 2nd period with an escape, a takedown and two sets of 3 backpoints to take a 9-0 lead after the end of the 2nd period.  In the 3rd, his opponent escaped, but Zavion was able to take him down to his back and keep him there for the remainder of the match but was not able to pick up the pin.  He won by major decision 14-1.  Dulaney led 34-25.

At 195, Tyren Hamilton battled to a scoreless 1st period.  In the 2nd, he was taken down and was put in a tight cradle and pinned.  Dulaney led 34-31.

At 220, Bryce Brown battled a wrestler that was 3rd in last year's County Championship.  He was taken down in the 1st period and pinned in a cradle.  Woodlawn led 37-34.

At 285, Nick Schiefelbein knew he needed more than a regular decision to win the dual for his team.  He battled his opponent but was not able to score in the 1st period.  In the 2nd, Nick escaped and was able to take down his opponent to his back and pick up the pin and win the dual meet for his team.  Dulaney came from behind and won the match 40-37!

Dulaney is now 19-8 overall and 7-4 in dual meets.