Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Green Wave wrestling team won a tournament and picked up a region win over the long weekend.
Summerville defeated fellow Top 3 team Lexington 33-32 Saturday in the championship match for the Coach Trap Memorial Wrestling Duals held at Battery Creek High School. Summerville is the No. 2 ranked team behind Rock Hill in the latest scmat.com Class AAAA ratings and Lexington is the No. 3 ranked team.
The Green Wave advanced to the finals with a win over Beaufort in the quarterfinals and a win over West-Oak in the semifinals.
“It was a total group effort,” Summerville coach Darryl Tucker said. “In the finals match two of our big guns lost, so when you have two guys of that caliber get beat and you still win that means everyone else stepped up.
“There was good competition and it was a great weekend of wrestling.”
Lexington is the defending 4-A champion but the tournament marked the second time this season Summerville has defeated the Wildcats.
“Lexington has some (individual) state champs and one of the reasons we won is we were able to not give up any bonus points in those matches,” Tucker said. “Every time we wrestle them it’s going to be tough. It was a back-and-forth match but we were able to hang on and solidify the victory.”
Wando placed third at the tournament and West-Oak placed fourth.
On Monday, Summerville earned a 63-9 victory over region opponent Colleton County. The Cougars opened the wrestling by winning a decision in the heavyweight match and earning a pin in the 106-pound weight class. Then Summerville won nine of the next 12 matches and received a forfeit in three others.
Guy Murray (113), Austin Delancey (126), Seton Hall (138), Jamal Lucas (160), Chad Wood (170) and Corey Alumbaugh (182) all pinned their Colleton opponent.
Tyler Fachko (132) won a major decision while Robert English (145) and Daniel Smith (152) won decisions. William Hunter (120), Robert Larson (195) and Julian Gibbs (220) received forfeits.
On Jan. 22 Summerville has another region match at Fort Dorchester. The junior varsity matches will begin around 5:45 p.m. and the varsity matches should begin around 7 p.m.
“It’s going to be a great atmosphere and we are expecting a battle,” Tucker said. “They have good coaches and their guys work hard.”