WESTMINSTER, Md. – Mason Goretsas (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) notched a pair of decision victories to lead McDaniel to a split in a home tri-match with Washington and Lee and Merchant Marine Academy in Centennial Conference (CC) wrestling action on Saturday.
The Green Terror (5-4, 1-1 CC) opened its day with a 42-3 win over the Generals (0-8, 0-2 CC) before the Mariners (3-5, 2-1 CC) rallied to notch a 30-21 victory and cap a 2-0 day. Merchant Marine topped Washington and Lee 53-0 in the day's other match.
Against the Generals, Eddie Miller (Salisbury, Md./Wicomico), Ryan O'Boyle (North Reading, Mass./Central Catholic) and Trey Mitchell (Lewes, Del./Caesar Rodney) all notched forfeits to stake McDaniel to an 18-0 lead.
Goretsas notched a 9-1 major decision in the first contested match of the day at 149.
Josh Moore (Dover, Del./North Caroline [Md.]) added a 16-5 win before Jacob Reik (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) and Nick Cross (Centreville, Md./Queen Annes County) each recorded decisions to make it a 32-0 lead. Reik won 8-6 while Cross took a 9-6 decision.
Zan Reed notched W&L's lone win of the match 10-6 at 184.
Trailing 15-6, the Mariners reeled off five straight victories to record the victory.
Branden Yeik edged Logan Yox (Westminster, Md./Liberty) 10-9 at 157 before Jake Walker was awarded an injury default during the match at 165, knotting the match at 15-all.
Josh Miller followed with another six-pointer, notching a fall in 1:43 before Greg Potemken made it 24-15 match with a 9-6 win at 184.
Tyler Russell sealed the win with a fall in 1:56 before Joe Camlin (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) set the final margin with a 2-minute, 11-second pin.
Costas opened the match with a fall in 2:53 before O'Boyle took his second forfeit of the day to make ita 6-all match.
Mitchell won by fall in 2:13 at 141 and Goretsas recorded a 10-8 victory at 149.
The Green Terror returns to action at Stevens in a trimatch with Muhlenberg on Saturday. Action begins at 11 a.m.
McDaniel 42, Washington and Lee 3
125: Eddie Miller (M) won by forfeit; 133: Ryan O'Boyle (M) won by forfeit; 141: Trey Mitchell (M) won by forfeit; 149: Mason Goretsas (M) maj. dec. Matt Howell 9-1; 157: Josh Moore (M) maj. dec. Josh Weldon 16-5; 165: Jacob Reik (M) dec. Zac Richey 8-6; 174: Nick Cross (M) dec. Ron Tassoni 9-6; 184: Zan Reed (W) dec. Scott Forrester 10-6; 197: Ricky Tisinger (M) maj. dec. Morgan Moskal 15-2; HWT: Taylor Avino (M) pinned Connor Smithson 1:29.
Merchant Marine 30, McDaniel 12
125: Costas Rerras (MM) pinned Eddie Miller 2:53; 133: Ryan O'Boyle (Mc) won by forfeit; 141: Trey Mitcheell (Mc) pinned Ian Niseley 2:19; 149: Mason Goretsas (Mc) dec. Bernard Watson 10-8; 157: Branden Yeik (MM) dec. Logan Yox 10-9; 165: Jake Walker (MM) inj. def. Jacob Reik; 174: Josh Miller (MM) pinned Nick Cross 1:43; 184: Greg Potemken (MM) dec. Scott Forrester 9-6; 197: Tyler Russell (MM) pinned Ricky Tisinger 1:56; HWT: Joe Camlin (M) pinned Joseph Kohout 2:11.