Avino notches pin to wrap conference slate

Taylor Avino (c) 2014 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Taylor Avino (c) 2014 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

BALTIMORE, Md. – Johns Hopkins won four of the first five bouts to open up an 18-3 lead en route to a 24-18 Centennial Conference (CC) wrestling victory over McDaniel on Wednesday.

Taylor Avino (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) led the Green Terror (8-11, 3-5 CC) with a 59-second pin at heavyweight to wrap up the conference dual-meet slate.

Jared Forman paced the Blue Jays (10-5, 7-1 CC) with a 1-minute, 27-second pin at 174.

After Paul Bewak took a forfeit at 125 to stake Johns Hopkins to a 6-0 lead, Ryan O'Boyle (North Reading, Mass./Central Catholic) recorded two first-period takedowns to notch a 5-2 victory at 133 and cut the deficit in half.

Henry Stauber recorded a second-period technical fall at 141 to start a three-bout winning streak that stretched the lead to 18-3.

Luke Yox (Westminster, Md./Liberty) got a late reversal to earn a 2-1 victory at 165 before the Forman pin forced nothing worse than a tie for Johns Hopkins.

Nick Cross (Centreville, Md./Queen Annes County) had more than one minute of advantage time to take a 3-2 win at 184 before Dakota Wilhelm (La Plata, Md./La Plata) took an 8-6 victory at 197.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Messiah on Tuesday. Match time is 7 p.m.

Johns Hopkins 24, McDaniel 18
125: Paul Bewak (J) won by forfeit; 133: Ryan O'Boyle (M) dec. Ray Yagloski, 5-2; 141: Henry Stauber (J) tech. fell Alvontae Drummond 19-2 (4:41); 149: Duncan Crystal (J) dec. Mason Goretsas 7-4; 157: Christian Salera (J) maj. dec. Erik Meyer 13-4; 165: Luke Yox (M) dec. Alex McLaughlin 2-1; 174: Jared Forman (J) pinned Ricky Tisinger 1:27; 184: Nick Cross (M) dec. Kyle Spangler 3-2; 197: Dakota Wilhelm (M) dec. Kory Johnson 8-6; HWT: Taylor Avino (M) pinned Ellis Flannery 0:59.