So the final four is set for Tuesday. Carmel took down Brewster tonight, 50-21 to advance to the semifinals. Some thoughts from Carmel coach Bill Twardy.
“I knew we had our hands full going up against Brewster, they’ve beaten some very good teams already,” he said. “I was nervous going into the match. My guys really seemed to be up for this match.”
Twardy pointed to the match at 171, where Shane Rossiter pinned Bernado Magalhaes, as key.
“When that happened, I knew the tide had turned for us, and we were going in the right direction.”
Twardy said that he expects a battle from Suffern, but he is looking forward to having the home crowd advantage on Tuesday.
“I’ll be honest, I considered Fox Lane to be the No. 1 team in the section. So I know going into that match (against Suffern) I’ll have my hands full,” he said. “The home crowd helps tremendously. We have a great following. I’m very proud of my fans and the booster club. We have tremendous, unconditional support.”
So we’re all set for Tuesday. Carmel vs. Suffern, and Somers vs. John Jay.
Here’s the box, which my colleague took over the phone just minutes ago:
Carmel 50, Brewster 21
At Carmel (Section 1 Dual Meet Tournament)
135 — Andrew Carrion© maj. dec. Harry Erickson, 12-2; 140 — Kevin Davidson© tech fall Ricardo Lopez, 19-4; 145 — Marty Lorenz© dec. Gerome Gooden, 11-9; 152 — Mike Panchishak© maj. dec. Andrew Cullen, 17-8; 160 — Nick Ghelarducci (Bw) pin. Wyatt Baker, 2:30; 171 — Shane Rossiter© pin. Bernado Magalhaes, 3:18; 189 — Danny Santiago (Bw) pin. Brian Goepfrich, 2:53; 215 — A.J. Alvarez© won by injury default over Juliano Zanetti; 285 —Alex Ophmer© pin. Dardan Gecag, 1:03;; 96 — Tom Davidson© dec. Micahel Parise, 4-2; 103 — Jimmy Duncan (Bw) dec. Tom D’Ambrosio, 7-0; 112 — Joe Caporale© dec. Tommy Ganska, 10-6; 119 — Doug Chiapperino© dec. John Peragine, 8-6; 125 — Mike Rose© pin. Kyle McAlpin, 3:58; 130 — Chris Gogatz (Bw) pin. Rob Kirk, 3:30.
Records —Carmel 3-0.