ORLANDO — In the teams’ annual Battle of the Belt series, criteria decided things Wednesday night at Olympia between Dr Phillips and the host Titans.
In the end, it was the Panthers that took a 43-42 win, by having the most forfeit wins (one to Olympia’s zero).
For DPHS, Mahendra Matadin (106), Ruddi Acosta (113), Davy Bancey (145), Daniel Melendez (160) and Amir Motassim (182) each winning by pins. Ritchy Augustin (220) took a win by disqualification, while Jean Pierre (152) secured the critical forfeit for the Panthers (unknown season record).
Olympia (4-7 in duals for the season) had pins from Brae White (120), Roland Flynn (126), Tony Ho (132), Madden Bourst (138), Philip Lamendola (170), Gabriel Cuellar (195) and Maxiamillian Novell (285).
Dr Phillips is now off until the Metro Conference tournament at Winter Park in three weekends’ time (February 4-5), while Olympia returns to competition at Timber Creek’s Wolfpack Invitational on January 29.
Ocoee sweeps: At Ocoee, the Knights (6-3 in duals) hammered both South Lake (69-12) and Evans (58-15) in a tri-meet, with South Lake defeating the Trojans, 36-18.
Double winners for Ocoee were Nazzio Huyler (106), Isabel Perez (113), Nathan Ramirez (120, pin & decision), Eric Gilbreath (160, major & decision), Ethan Smith (182, pin) and Deandre Scott (285, 2 pins).
The Knights got single contested wins in the South Lake dual from Christopher Cerron (132, pin) and Nelson Angeles (195, pin), with Andy Delva (170, major) and Keniel Carrasquille (220, pin) taking contested wins over Evans.
Evans (1-4 in duals) got two wins from Brad Sinaman (145/152, pin). The Trojans got contested wins as well from Jadon Neston (138, decision) and Tyran Schanck (145, pin) against South Lake.
Ocoee swings back into action Saturday in duals at Space Coast, while Evans will be at Winter Park on Wednesday next week.
Oviedo 69, Lake Howell 9: At Lake Howell, the visitors rolled 12 wins, 11 of them with maximum bonus, on the night.
The Lions (12-14 in duals) got pins from Josh Sabbia (120), Johnathan Dishman (132), William Bronga (145), Joey Gioa (182) and Levi Thorpe (285), along with six forfeit wins. Clayton Mitchell (138) found a takedown in sudden victory for a 13-11 decision as well for Oviedo.
Lake Howell (2-10)’s points came via a fall from Luke Gonzalez at 170 and a 9-5 decision from Jayden Velazquez at 195.
Oviedo is off until Timber Creek’s Wolfpack event on the 29th, while Lake Howell will be at Lake Brantley’s mid-week brawl on Wednesday next week.
RESULTS: Box scores from Wednesday night’s duals can be found HERE.
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