A week after knocking off rival Cicero-North Syracuse, the Liverpool wrestling team earned another high-quality win in front of the home folks.
Going up against Fayetteville-Manlius on Wednesday night, the Warriors earned most of its points in the lowest and highest weight classes, which canceled out the Hornets’ strength in the middle weights and led to a 44-27 victory.
Though F-M emerged as the favorite in the CNY Counties League American division following its Dec. 4 win over Central Square, that success didn’t matter much against the Warriors.
Liverpool beat F-M head-to-head in four of the five matches from 170 pounds on up. At 170, Jalen Barron took just 53 seconds to pin Kyle Elander, and Louis Ragonese (182 pounds) followed with a tough 8-4 victory over Chris Dobrzynski.
Mark Williamson lost his 195-pound match to Tim Byrnes 4-0, but Ron Wilson, at 220 pounds, pinned Chris Bortel 42 seconds into the third period, while David Carnie (285 pounds) worked past Jake Okun 6-2.
The Warriors also got four of five matches from 99 to 126 pounds, though two of those were forfeits to Audey Ashkar (113 pounds) and Peter Nash (120 pounds).
Anthony Ianno did wrestle at 126, though, and required just 56 seconds to pin the Hornets’ Liam Welling, while Jerry Nash (99) amassed lots of points in a 10-2 romp over Ben Nosovitch.
Though matches in the middle weight classes included Darren Breen (160 pounds) falling to Tristan Broddus 4-2, Brian Carr had an impressive effort at 145 pounds, shutting out Matt Scalzetti in an 8-0 decision.
As this was going on, C-NS was having little trouble in its match against Auburn, earning a 57-21 victory over the Maroons.
Five different times, Auburn forfeited matches, benefiting Andres Anoceto (220), Travis Harrington (99), Ray Sorenson (106), Robert Rein (152) and Anthony Carella (160), but the Northstars also earned plenty of points on the mat.