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The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad suffered a tough 37-32 loss to the Smethport Hubbers Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Hubbers were able to move out to an 18-0 lead. The Dutch battled back to cut the Hubber lead to 31-20. Dutchman Jimmy Antonelli picked up a pin at 215 and Kevin Hoy recorded a pin at 285 to give the Dutch the 32-31 lead. Unfortunately, Smethport picked up a forfeit win at 103 pounds to win the match.
â€śWe just didnâ€™t do the job tonight that we needed to do,â€ť said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra. â€śWe couldnâ€™t overcome the bonus points.â€ť
â€śBill Gabor wrestled a nice bout tonight and Sam Miller wrestled well.
â€śThe heavyweights have been doing the job all year and they did it again tonight.â€ť
The match opened at 112 pounds, where Smethportâ€™s Nate Schwab pinned Trenton Bowers at the 3:02 mark of their match. At 119 pounds, Karl Lightner of Smethport pinned Evan Smith at the 3:02 mark to give the Hubbers the 12-0 lead. At 125 pounds, Drew Burdick of the Hubbers pinned Alex Coudriet at the 5:19 mark, giving Smethport the 18-0 lead.
Bill Gabor put the Dutch on the board when he recorded a 7-4 decision over Drew Burdick at 130 pounds. At 135 pounds, Smethportâ€™s Damien Kreckel got a takedown and three back points in the final 28 seconds to come away with a 7-5 decision.
Dutchman Sam Miller recorded an 11-0 major decision over Damien Kreckel at 140 pounds. Allan Gursky of the Dutch pinned Jordan Johnson at the 4:34 mark of their 145-pound match to cut the Smethport lead to 21-13. At 152 pounds, Kyle Freer of the Hubs got an 8-0 major decision over Alex Feldbauer, giving Smethport the 25-13 lead. At 160 pounds, Garrett Hoy of Smethport pinned Ben Cheatle at the 3:22 mark, giving Smethport the 31-13 lead.
At 171 pounds, Kyle Wolfel of St. Marys recorded an 8-2 decision over Josh Hallock, making the score 31-16. Joe McLaughlin of the Dutch recorded a 10-1 major decision over Tyler Miketish at 189 pounds, cutting the Smethport lead to 31-20.
Jimmy Antonelli of the Dutch pinned Tyler Buchholz at the 51-second mark of their 215-pound match, cutting Smethportâ€™s lead to 31-26. At 285 pounds, Dutchman Kevin Hoy pinned Caleb Cooper at the 1:23 mark of their match to give the Dutch their first lead of the night, 32-31.
The lead was short-lived, as Smethport won by forfeit at 103 pounds to win the match 37-32.
The Dutch are now 5-7 on the year. They will return to action next Tuesday when they play host to State College.
Smethport 37, St. Marys 32
112 - Nate Schwab - S pinned Trenton Bowers, 5:00.
119 - Karl Lightner - S pinned Evan Smith, 3:02.
125 - Drew Burdick - S pinned Alex Coudriet, 5:19.
130 - Bill Gabor - SM decisioned Drew Burdick, 7-4.
135 - Jacob Abrams - S decisioned Darren Lyon, 7-5.
140 - Sam Miller - SM major decision over Damien Kreckel, 11-0.
145 - Allan Gursky - SM pinned Jordan Johnson, 4:34.
152 - Kyle Freer - S major decision over Alex Feldbauer, 8-0.
160 - Garrett Hoy - S pinned Ben Cheatle, 3:22.
171 - Kyle Wolfel - SM decisioned Josh Hallock, 8-2.
189 - Joe McLaughlin - SM major decision over Tyler Miketish, 10-1.
215 - Jimmy Antonelli -SM pinned Tyler Buchholz, :51.
285 - Kevin Hoy - SM pinned Caleb Cooper, 1:23.
103 - Trent Neely - S won by forfeit.