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Wrestling: Montville Advances to Semifinals, Meytrott Beats School Record

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Montville's Connor Meytrott wrestles Jeremiah Sanchez of West Milford in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 quarterfinals on Feb. 5. Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville's Chris DeFrank wrestles Kenny Ruiz of West Milford in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 quarterfinals on Feb. 5. Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville's Ethan Mersing wrestles Joey Heisler of West Milford in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 quarterfinals on Feb. 5. Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville matches up against West Milford in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 quarterfinals on Feb. 5. Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville matches up against West Milford in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 quarterfinals on Feb. 5. Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville matches up against West Milford in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 quarterfinals on Feb. 5. Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville matches up against West Milford in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 quarterfinals on Feb. 5. Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville matches up against West Milford in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 quarterfinals on Feb. 5. Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville had 5 pins against West Milford in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 quarterfinals on Feb. 5. Credits: Hope White
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MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville moves ahead to the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 semifinal round with its victory over 6 seeded West Milford, 48-19, during the quarterfinal round on Monday.

In the 14 match-ups against West Milford, 3 seeded Montville had 5 pins, including that of senior Connor Meytrott in the 138 pound weight class, marking the 125th victory of his career.

"The Montville Wrestling team wrestled a solid match against West Milford," Montville head coach John Krip said. "Some big performances were turned in by senior captains Ethan Mersing, Liridon Leka and Connor Meytrott. Connor Meytrott's pin in 3:05 lifted him above his own brother's career win total that led all of Montville Wrestling. Parker Meytrott had 124 career varsity wins and his younger brother Connor broke that mark last night. He now has 125 career wins with the end of his senior year approaching."

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For Montville, Brandon Teresa (120 lbs), Joe Daddario (182 lbs), Ethan Mersing (195 lbs) and Liridon Leka (285 lbs) all prevailed by pinning their opponents, while Nick Gentile (132 lbs), Ryan Calle (160 lbs), Michael Marucci (170 lbs) and Chris DeFrank (220 lbs) all won by decision.

"The younger Mustangs pulled through last night with freshman Chris DeFrank and Michael Marucci pulling out wins," Krip said. "Also, sophomores Michael Conrad and Brandon Teresa each got 6 points for the team in their matches and juniors Nick Gentile and Joe Daddario and senior Ryan Calle all won their matches to boost the Mustangs to a 48-19 victory." 

In the semifinal round, Montville will go on the road to match-up against 2 seeded Pascack Valley on Thursday, Feb. 8.

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