MORRISTOWN NJ- The Morristown Colonials picked up a late-season win over Montclair by a score of 52-27. The victory, Morristown’s 6 th of the year, halted a 2-match losing streak.
Brandon Simms opened the match with a 10-6 decision over Colonials Connor Joel in the 120-pound bout, and Jeremy Smullyan pinned Marc Dilluvio, putting Montclair ahead early. Abdullah Abdul-Hakin started the Colonial comeback, pinning Zakai Mack. Ryan Jackson, Aidan and Connor Watson all pinned their opponents in the opening minute, erupting the Colonial crowd.
Colonials Colin Smith, Giovanni Rivera, Cristhian Bueso and Jayson Castro all won by forfeit. Freddie Saxon had a major decision over Montclair's Jacques Ciambra.
“They definitely set the tone early,” said head coach Casey Flynn. “Our guys did a great job responding and we performed well as a team and individually.”
Ihsan Falaise and Jesse Pepper finished the match with a couple pins for Montclair, defeating Roberto Padilla Ruiz and Collin O’Connor.
Morristown will look to build momentum in their next match on Friday.
“Just want to see us finish with high-energy and a complete team effort,” said Flynn. “We’ve had a tough season, and a lot of guys have stepped up.”
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