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Drummond wins twice

Alvontae Drummond (c) 2016 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Alvontae Drummond (c) 2016 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – McDaniel dropped a pair of matches in a Centennial Conference (CC) trimatch against Ursinus and Muhlenberg in wrestling action on Saturday.

Alvontae Drummond (Lincoln, Del./Milford) led the Green Terror (3-12, 0-7 CC) with a pair of victories, winning by technical fall and major decision on the day.

The Bears (10-2, 5-2 CC) topped McDaniel 38-8 in the day's first match before the Mules (10-11, 1-6 CC) won four straight matches late to win, 29-19.

A Christopher Tan 21-second pin and Patrick Ammirati 7-0 win staked Ursinus to a 9-0 lead in the match before Drummond won 17-1 at 141 to close the margin to 9-5.

The Bears, however, reeled off five straight wins, including a Derek Arnold 1-minute, 33-second fall at 157 to secure the match.

Jake Pooton (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) broke up the run with a 7-4 victory at 197 for the Green Terror before Matan Peleg notched a 24-second pin to win at heavyweight.

Against Muhlenberg, Nick Malinowski (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin School of Maryland) and Austin Sherman traded pins to open the match. Malinowski won in 54 seconds for McDaniel at 125 before Sherman notched his fall 52 seconds into the second period for the Mules at 133.

Drummond recorded a 17-6 win at 141 to give his squad a 10-6 advantage.

Josh Hickey and Wade Bishop (Greensboro, Md./North Caroline) traded decisions to keep it a four-point margin. Hickey won 14-7 at 149 before Bishop recorded a 14-10 win at 157.

The Mules, however, won the next four matches, including a pair by fall. Jimmy Fratantoni recorded a 1-minute, 47-second pin at 165 while Gennaro Cerminara notched a fall in 6:24 at 197.

Billy Emerson (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) earned a forfeit at heavyweight for the final margin.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Centennial Conference Championship hosted by Stevens on Saturday. Action begins at 11 a.m.

Ursinus 38, McDaniel 8
Christopher Tan (U) pinned Nick Malinowski 0:21; 133: Patrick Ammirati (U) dec. Charles Wallace 7-0; 141: Alvontae Drummond (M) tech. fall Thomas Boldosser 17-1; 149: Alexander Kramer (U) tech. fall Clint Wright 17-0; 157: Derek Arnold (U) pinned Wade Bishop 1:33; 165: Jarrett DiGiantomasso (U) maj. dec. Cole Nagle 14-2; 174: Corey Markovitch (U) maj. dec. Ronnie Wuest 10-2; 184: Cody Richmond (U) maj. dec. Ronald Mattox 13-1; 197: Jake Pooton (M) dec. William McGinley 7-4; HWT: Matan Peleg (U) pinned Billy Emerson 0:24.

Muhlenberg 29, McDaniel 19
Nick Malinowski (Mc) pinned Connor McGree 0:54; 133: Austin Sherman (Mu) pinned Charles Wallace 3:52; 141: Alvontae Drummond (Mc) maj. dec. Quentin Bernhard 17-6; 149: Josh Hickey (Mu) dec. Clint Wright 14-7; 157: Wade Bishop (Mc) dec. Michael Dougan 14-10; 165: Jimmy Fratantoni (Mu) pinned Cole Nagle 1:47; 174: Jake Gordon (Mu) dec. Ronnie Wuest 6-2; 184: Steven Rice (Mu) tech. fall Ronald Mattox 16-1; 197: Gennaro Cerminara (Mu) pinned Jake Pooton 6:24; HWT: Billy Emerson (Mc) won by forfeit.