Brandywine wears down visiting Comets
By By NICHOLAS KOVACH / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- It appeared to be a close matchup from the beginning, but as the night continued Brandywine began to dominate Coloma in Tuesday night's Lakeland Conference wrestling match and posted a 49-24 victory.
Each weight class did its job in keeping the evening exciting, as there were only three first-period pins. The match of the night featured 189-pounders Andy Daus of Brandywine and Jon Smith of Coloma. Daws took the decision by a score of 5-4 in overtime.
Brandywine head coach Brad Light was happy with the way his team performed, and is optimistic.
Brandywine's main strengths lie in its leadership of the 10 seniors on the team.
Coloma coach Tim Ishmael is looking forward to the break his guys will get with Christmas.
Brandywine improved to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
103: Jordan Moenchow (CO) pinned Ryan Horner 1:26; 112: Mike Morrison (BR) beat Travis McCoy 14-3; 119: John Farrell (BR) beat Wade Richardson 2-0; 125: Bret Hawblitzer (CO) pinned Jeff Bridges 1:12; 130: Casey Grisham (BR) beat Mark Stevens 7-3; 135: Robert Thompson (BR) pinned Sean Stevens 1:10; 140: Matt Koller (BR) pinned Leaque Caldwell :57; 145: Adam Ringler (BR) pinned Michael Bossin 1:43; 152: Evan Smith (BR) pinned Nate Schemenauer 1:18; 160: C.J. Meyers (CO) pinned Billy Syrette 1:29; 171: Jesse Martin (CO) beat Bryan Daniel by injury default; 189: Andy Daus (BR) beat Jon Smith 5-4; 275: Josh Johns (BR) pinned Todd Smith :56