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Cape wrestling closes out Sussex Tech 38-27 going the hard way home

Vikings also beat Indian River and Woodbridge
By Dave Frederick | Jan 27, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape senior Nick Carroll pins Sussex Tech's Anthony Crew at 2:40 of the heavyweight class. The Vikings defeated the Ravens 38-27.

The Cape wrestling team hosted a quadrangular meet Jan. 25 coming off two days of “shutdown for snow” week and was sliding on thin ice with no margin for error after falling behind Sussex Tech 27-3.

The match started at 106 rolling light to heavy, and everyone knows Cape is a team out of balance like a wobbly tire, while the Ravens are no joke, having won two tournaments and beaten Sussex Central earlier in the season.

“We weren’t where we hoped we could be entering 152, but the match was winnable," coach Chris Mattioni said.

Cape turned into the slide and straightened out, taking control and winning the last seven matches, which included three pins, two tech falls, a major and a minor decision for a 35-0 closeout run and a 38-27 victory.

“We knew what Cape had up top and knew they would roar back," said Ravens coach Scott Layfield.

Emerson Fajardo almost got decked by Donald Tingle at 106 but got off his back to force the match into overtime where he won 11-9. That was the great escape of the afternoon.

The Vikings actually trailed Tech 27-26 entering the 220 bout and closed out the team victory with pins by Tom Ott over Zachary Bell and Nick Carroll over Anthony Crew at 285 for the 38-27 final.

Cape also posted wins over Indian River 56-16 and Woodbridge 57-19.

Sussex Tech beat Woodbridge 59-14 and Indian River 72-8.

Cape has dual meets remaining against Dover and Charter School and an away match at Milford.

The six-team state dual championships for Divisions I and II are Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Smyrna. Cape will make its first trip to that format and is hoping for a No. 2 seed and a bye in the first round.

Caesar Rodney, with perhaps the most balanced team in the state, defeated Salesianum 38-24 Jan. 25. The Riders wrestle at Smyrna Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Sussex Tech is vying for the sixth spot in the tournament but still has to wrestle Caesar Rodney, Salesianum and Polytech.

The steep incline toward the summit of the season hasn’t even begun.

Results of the Cape versus Sussex Tech match are as follows: 106: Emerson Fajardo (CH) dec.  Donald Tingle 11-9; 113: Ju’Wan Massey (ST) tech fall Justin Wright 18-3; 120: Tyler Jump (ST) fall Eriq Gloria :54; 126: Cole Hineline (ST) dec. Dante Jaquet 8-3; 132: Hunter Robles (ST) maj. dec. Vinnie Diego 10-2; 138: Matt Wilson (ST) maj. dec. Elliot Young 12-0; 145: Kris Cannon (ST) dec. Nick Diego 7-6; 152: J.J. Currie (CH) maj. dec. Dmarco Dorsey 12-4; 160: Austin Smith (CH) tech fall Colin Bergh 17-0; 170: Justin Lopez (CH) tech fall Dalton Scheuerman 17-2; 182: Andre Flowers (CH) fall Josh James 2:45; 195: Aaron Mattioni (CH) dec. Ryan Parker 4-2; 220: Tom Ott (CH) fall Zach Bell 1:55; 285: Nick Carroll (CH) fall Anthony Crew 2:40.

Cape's Justin Lopez trips Sussex Tech's Dalton Scheuerman and grapples to a 17-2 tech fall over the Ravens' 170-pound representative. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Justin Lopez grapples Sussex Tech's Dalton Scheuerman to a 17-2 tech fall. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Andre Flowers pins Sussex Tech's Josh James at 2:45 of the 182 weight match. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Austin Smith works for a 17-0 tech fall over Tech's Colin Bergh in the 160 weight class. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Nick Diego escapes from Tech's Kris Cannon but loses a close 7-6 match at 145. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Elliott Young gets tangled up with Tech's Matt Wilson and falls to the Ravens' 138-pounder 12-0. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tech's Dimarco Dorsey holds on for dear life but falls to Cape's J.J. Currie in a 12-4 major decision at 152. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Aaron Mattioni, top, takes a 4-0 lead going into the third period. Mattioni held on to win a 4-2 decision over Tech's Ryan Parker in the 195-pound class. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Thomas Ott hand fights with Tech's Zach Bell. Ott pinned Bell at 1:55 of the 220 class. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Thomas Ott grapples with Tech's Zach Bell and pins him at 1:55 of the 220 class. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape freshman Justin Wright works a 12-4 major decision over Indian River's Mitchel Bolton at 113. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Elliott Young defeats Indian River's Ezekiel Marcozzi 5-3 in the 138 class. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Nick Diego, top, defeats Indian River's T.J. Knight 9-5 in the 145 class. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Emerson Fajardo works for an 11-2 major decision over Indian River's Jared Arlett in the 106 class. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Emerson Fajardo, bottom, works for back points and an 11-2 major decision over Indian River's Jared Arlett in the 106 class. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape freshman Dante Jacquet forces the action and defeats Indian River's Joseph Ciriello with a 20-5 tech fall in the 126 class. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Justin Wright works for a pin at 5:37 over Woodbridge's Meghan Joseph in the 113 class. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Justin Wright works for a pin at 5:37 over Woodbridge's Meghan Joseph in the 113 class. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Justin Lopez pins Woodbridge's Tyler Taylor at the 3:35 mark in the 170-pound match. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Former Cape wrestler Jenna Pavlik watches over her team as the head coach of the Woodbridge Raiders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tech's Ju'Wan Massey puts Cape's Justin Wright in a serious predicament. Massey won 18-3. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
The Ravens' Tyler Jump pins the Vikings' Eriq Gloria in the 120-pound match. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Cole Heinline of Tech falls Dante Jaquet of Cape. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Tech's Matt Wilson controls Elliot Young with a tight waist. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Who's in trouble? Kris Cannon and Nick Diego battle for three periods with the Ravens'  Cannon winning 7-6. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Nick Carroll closes out the comeback win for Cape with a pin over Anthony Crew. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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