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WG wrestling goes 1-1, beats Oswego

With a chance to rise to the top of the CNY Counties League, the West Genesee wrestling team hosted Cicero-North Syracuse Thursday night, only to get roughed up during a 48-19 defeat to the Northstars.

Just 24 hours earlier, the Wildcats cruised through last Wednesday's home match against Oswego, beating the Buccaneers 63-6 as CNS was busy dismissing rival Liverpool.

The first match, at 171 pounds, proved the closest of the night as Matt Nichols used a single escape to earn a 1-0 victory over Dan Ellingwood.

Things were simpler from that point forward, as Joe Clancy (285 pounds), Jon Stefano (103 pounds), Nick Fetterolf (112 pounds), Connor Grome (125 pounds), Wajeeh Hasan (140 pounds) and Dustin Wright-Schwanke (145 pounds) all claimed forfeits.

Some did take the mat, though, including Tyler Heggelke (130 pounds), who needed just 1:02 to pin Matt DiFabio. Jon Fetterolf (135 pounds) pinned Jordan Pluff midway through the second period, with Ian Coolican (119 pounds) doing the same against Jordan Atwood.

At 215 pounds, James Bogardus shut down Jacob Rodriguez 8-2, and while the points were higher at 152 pounds, Cody Ward beat Eric Susino-Acton 13-7.

The CNS meet proved quite different, as the Northstars showed no ill effects from a big win over Liverpool the night before, winning the first five matches to take a lead it would not relinquish.

Coolican finally broke the streak at 119, and he had to work hard to beat Tony Battista 6-3 as Connor Grome followed up with a 17-3 romp of Fidel Torres. Jon Fetterolf made it three straight when he blanked Jacob Murdock 5-0.

Of the three close matches that followed, WG won just once, Evan Stefano (160) taking a 7-5 decision over Andrew Osborne. Hasan had an exciting duel with Bryan Hall, but lost 13-11 as Aaron Falcone dropped the 189-pound finale to Ariel Anoceto 6-5.

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