SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Westfield wrestler James McDermott's 13-12 decision over Robert Mehorter proved to be the most exciting contest of the evening Monday, when the Blue Devils wrestled against Scotch Plains-Fanwood during their annual Salute to Service meet.
Expectations were modest for Raider wrestlers at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, but during the early part of the match, SPF had the advantage as Noah Samms brought energy and got the crowd excited with a win.
Anthony Robinson pinned Daniel Moriaru in the second match of the evening, which gave the Raiders more hope for an upset, but Westfield bounced back with wins in the next two matches, including McDermott's decision over Mehorter.
Westfield came out on top in the end, winning 47-25.
“Noah Samms, Robert Lerner and Larry Shoyoye continue to step up to every challenge and wrestle tough against talented kids,” said Scotch Plains-Fanwood wrestling coach Marc Fabiano after the match. “I expect Westfield will do well in sectionals.”
Noah Samms (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) over Anthony Ciotta (Westfield), 10-5 decision.
Anthony Robinson (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) pinned Daniel Moriaru (Westfield) at 4:23.
Luke Scanlan pinned Jack Manville (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) at 1:53.
James McDermott (Westfield) over Robert Mehorter (Scotch Plains-Fanwood), 13-12 decision.
Larry Shoyoye (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) pinned Jack Price (Westfield) at 1:32.
Robert Lerner (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) pinned Jonathan Heard (Westfield) at 4:10.
Will Ricca (Westfield) pinned CJ Estevez (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) at 4:06.
Ethan Composto (Westfield) pinned Michael Brennan at 1:18.
Luke Jacobs (Westfield) beat Joey Larmore (Scotch Plains-Fanwood), technical fall.
Quinn Gimblette (Westfield) pinned John Castro (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) at 0:58.
Luke Hoerle (Westfield) over Brandon Bowles, 6-3 decision.
Ben Root (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) over Aidan Paul (Westfield), major decision, 13-4.
Jeremy Silber (Westfield) pinned Kyle Robinson (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) at 3:48.
Michael Murphy (Westfield) pinned Josh Barros (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) at 3:16.
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