Liverpool Not wasting any time, the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse wrestling teams opened the 2013-14 season with each other as their neighborhood rivalry renewed on Wednesday night.
And this time it was the Warriors coming out on top, sweeping the lower weight classes and earning four pins on its way to defeating the Northstars 46-33.
Neither side had a full lineup for this meet. C-NS had to forfeit twice, at 113 and 195 pounds, giving free points to Audey Ashkar and Mark Williamson. At the same time, Liverpool did not wrestle at 126 pounds, so the Northstars' Joe Mayers got a forfeit.
But in the 12 contested matches, the Warriors won in the three lightest weight classes. Sean Nadeau, at 106 pounds, needed just 1:24 to pin Ray Sorenson, while Jerry Nash (99 pounds) pinned David Ciciarelli at the end of the first period and Jerry Nash (120 pounds) blanked Joe Barber 7-0.
Two other Liverpool wrestlers won with falls. Anthony Ianno, at 132 pounds, waited until the second period to finish off C-NS's Brandon Burham, the pin coming at 3:18, while at 285 pounds David Carnie got a dramatic pin over Jared West with just 20 seconds left in their match.
David Carnie fought a tougher match at 152 pounds, but still gave Liverpool three crucial points when he edged past Robert Rein 2-0, while Dareen Breen got close to a technical fall at 160 pounds, but still rolled to an 18-7 win over Anthony Ciarella.
C-NS did have its share of bright moments, too, including Joe Copani's 29-second pin over his 138-pound opponent, Devin Delia. Sam Ruiz, wrestling at 170 pounds, needed exactly one minute to pin Jalen Barron, with Jarrett Norton (182 pounds) taking 1:13 for his pin over Jack Ragonese.
Some of the best action of the night came in the 220-pound match, where the Northstars' Andres Anoceto did just enough to beat the Warriors' Ron Wilson 7-5. Cody Richtmeyer won at 145 pounds when Liverpool's Anthony Richardson had to take an injury default.