September 23, 2022

The Navy wrestling staff (6-5, 3-4) received seven of the ten bouts, together with every of the final 5, to safe a 22-9 victory over archrival Military (2-7, 2-2 EIWA) within the annual Star Match held Friday night at Alumni Corridor. The Mids, who’ve dominated the wrestling collection 51-10-5, now personal a 15-2 benefit on this yr’s Star Collection offered by USAA.

“I believed they put it collectively. While you’re teaching and coaching, you are making an attempt to get it proper. We’ve not peaked but, however we’re getting there,” mentioned second-year Navy head coach Cary Kolat, who has guided the Mids to back-to-back wins within the Star Match.  “There have been 4 key matches that we thought had been swing matches and we took three of them. That is what wanted to occur. The saying in our room is ‘get the following man prepared’ and so they stored getting the following man prepared.”

Military opened up a 6-0 lead on the Mids with senior Corey Shie scoring a 7-3 victory over Navy’s Tyler Hunt (So / 141 / Calhoun, Ga.), adopted by a 10-3 win by the Black Knights’ Matt Williams over Jonathan Miranda (Sr / Poway, Calif.) at 149.

Navy leveled the match at six apiece with back-to-back wins by Twenty fifth-ranked Andrew Cerniglia (So / 157 / Nazareth, Pa.) and Val Park (Jr / 165 / Edmond, Okla.). Final yr it was Cerniglia who clinched the Star Match with a 14-3 main determination, whereas Friday evening he once more got here up large by defeating Twenty third-ranked Marcus Hartman 10-4. Cerniglia, who leads the staff in wins this season with 24, scored the ultimate six factors of the bout, utilizing a reversal late within the second interval to interrupt a 4-4 tie and propel him to victory.

“Cerniglia is without doubt one of the few guys that may get out of some difficult scrambles,” mentioned Kolat. “I believe we had two of these in that match. He battled by way of and misplaced one, however got here out on high and stored his head. He felt it and noticed it and it was like he form of noticed the blood within the water. He stayed on that man, wrestled on the highest, shut him down after which picked his factors because the match went on.

Park, in the meantime, earned his first win within the collection because of a 3rd interval that noticed him earn a one-point escape adopted by a takedown with 27 seconds left to safe the 3-0 upset over Twenty seventh-ranked Dalton Harkins.

“They (Park and Harkins) are each chess gamers,” mentioned Kolat. “We shut his strikes down and Val got here by way of. He is completed job tightening up his scrambles and turning into extra elementary.”

Military had excessive hopes of scoring bonus factors in its match at 174 kilos which pit Twenty third-ranked Ben Pasiuk in opposition to Navy’s Shane Sosinsky (Sr / Higher Saddle River, N.J.), who entered the match having only one twin beneath his belt. Whereas Pasiuk closed out the match with practically three minutes of driving time, Sosinsky did yeoman’s work in warding off bonus factors, holding Pasiuk to a 9-2 determination within the match whereas Military took a 9-6 benefit within the scoring column.

“Shane did his job. He knew the match at that time (8-2) was misplaced and that was guts and braveness that allowed him to hold on to that leg,” Kolat added. “That is a man tat has had a number of surgical procedures. That was large and our complete staff knew it. He might need been upset that he misplaced the match, however our complete staff knew what he did. That actually helped Key when he was coming in.”

Returning NCAA qualifier David Key (So / 184 / Norcross, Ga.) discovered himself in a 3-1 deficit after giving up a takedown with one second remaining within the second interval, however would use the identical tactic to go on and rating the win. Key opened the ultimate body with a reverse to knot the match at 3-all, however Military senior Brad Laughlin was in a position to escape Key’s grip to take a 4-3 benefit with 31 seconds remaining. Regardless of having the driving time level secured, Key was in a position to set up place for the takedown with simply two ticks left on the clock for the 6-4 determination.

Key’s win knotted the match at 9 apiece and was adopted by one of the anticipated matches of the night at 197 kilos. Military’s JT Brown stepped onto the mat ranked #25, whereas Navy’s Jacob Koser (Jr / Dillsburg, Pa.) stood #26. Each wrestlers owned wins in opposition to each other within the annual twin with Koser besting Brown in 2020 (6-1) and Brown topped Koser a yr in the past (9-4). A scoreless opening interval ultimately gave approach to a Koser escape halfway by way of the second interval. Brown, nevertheless, would match that time with an escape of his personal to open the third body. Koser took a handful of pictures over the ultimate minute, however Brown put the block on. A lot so, Brown can be known as for his second stall with beneath 5 seconds remaining within the match to offer Koser the match-winning level in a 2-1 victory.

With only a three-point benefit, Kolat would put nice religion in his youth as he despatched a pair of plebes out on the mat in two of the ultimate three bouts.

Heavyweight Ryan Catka (Fr / Brookhaven, Pa.) took a 3-0 benefit halfway by way of the second interval of his match in opposition to Brandon Phillips en path to a 3-2 victory in his Star Match debut.

“We had a plebe on the market wrestling in his first Star Match in opposition to a senior. Children can implode, however he dealt with it like a veteran. After that I may breathe. We carried out on the proper time.”

In the meantime it was solely becoming, nevertheless, for staff captain Jacob Allen (Sr / 125 / Poway, Calif.) to place the match out of attain and clinch the staff win for the Mids, as he scored a 5-1 victory over third-year standout Ryan Chauvin to double up Military 18-9 .

Rookie Josh Koderhandt (Fr / 133 / Belleville, Ailing.) practically introduced down the home within the finale, as he used an arm drag to get his foe on the mat, practically pinning him within the second interval. Koderhandt walked away with a 13-2 main determination in what marked the one bonus level match of the night.

Navy will use the following two weeks to organize for the EIWA Championship slated for March 5-6 at Cornell’s Newman Area at Bartells Corridor.

Navy 22, Military 9

Attendance: 2189

141 | Corey Shie dec Tyler Hunt (NAVY), 7-3  // Navy 0, Military 3

149 | Matt Williams dec Jonathan Miranda (NAVY), 10-3 // Navy 0, Military 6

157 | #25 Andrew Cerniglia (NAVY) dec #23 Marcus Hartman, 10-4  // Navy 3, Military 6

165 | Val Park (NAVY) dec #27 Dalton Harkins, 3-0  // Navy 6, Military 6

174 | #23 Ben Pasiuk dec Shane Sosinsky (NAVY), 9-2  // Navy 6, Military 9

184 | #32 David Key (NAVY) dec Brad Laughlin, 6-4  // Navy 9, Military 9

197 | #26 Jacob Koser (NAVY) dec #25 JT Brown, 2-1  // Navy 12, Military 9

285 | Ryan Catka (NAVY) dec Brandon Phillips, 3-2  // Navy 15, Military 9

125 | Jacob Allen (NAVY) dec Ryan Chauvin, 5-1 // Navy 18, Military 9

133 | #24 Josh Koderhandt (NAVY) main Dominic Carone, 13-2  // Navy 22, Military 9

### Go Navy ###

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