Panthers continue winning ways over Woodlands Falcons

Jack McCormack in action.

Edgemont upped its League record to 5-0 on Thursday with a convincing 53-24 win over the neighboring Woodlands Falcons at Edgemont High School.
There was a sizable home crowd on-hand to urge the Panther?s on in their final home dual meet of the season, and the crowd was not disappointed.
Edgemont?s Tyler Aslanian and Skylar Korek (96 and 103 pounds) lead off with forfeits for the Panthers, before Trey Aslanian?s 1:16 fall over Dan Kramer. Max Abramsky continued to impress with his 19-4 technical fall over Elder Calim.
The Falcons would not be silenced, though, as Alwin Paul won a hard fought battle over Edgemont freshman Will Graybeal. Tommy Jachmeczyk also lost a tough 7-5 decision at 130 pounds to Raheem Lalor.
Pete Berman got things going again for Edgemont with a dominant 0:27 pin over Henry Avendano. This set the stage for the match of the night from Edgemont sophomore Jack McCormack. Facing Woodland?s captain and 2010 Sectional placewinner Keith Griffith, McCormack wrestled a physical yet smart first period with neither wrestler able to notch the first score. Griffith took bottom in the second period and managed an escape about half way through to jump out to a 1-0 lead. With no further scoring, McCormack immediately selected bottom in the third period and managed an escape of his own. Despite several deep leg attacks, McCormack was unable to convert the score and regulation ended 1-1. After a scoreless Sudden Victory overtime period, McCormack ended up on bottom and with 30 seconds on the clock, escaped with 10 seconds remaining to hold on to the stunning overtime win.
McCormack?s momentum was followed with falls for Edgemont from Mike Rothstein (140 pounds) and Ross Kantor (145 pounds). Jason Worobow went on to drop a tough 9-2 decision and Oliver Oks took a forfeit for the Panthers.
In the last two varsity bouts of the night, Danny Kornberg fell to defending Section Champ Amos Pierette of Woodlands and Dave ?The Beast? Chun knocked off Daniel Zapatta 11-5. Riki Mistry followed up with Edgemont only JV match of the night and an impressive 1:23 pin.
The win increased Edgemont League win streak to 12 matches spanning back to the 2008-2009 season. Edgemont takes the mat at home one more time this season at the 29th Annual Edgemont Invitational Tournament on Saturday, January 22nd and will compete for a back-to-back League Championship against Hastings on Thrusday, January 27th at Hastings High School.