Wrestlers go 1-1 in big week

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The Lightning wrestlers took to the mat this last week against the Wildcats of New London-Spicer and the Dragons of Litchfield. These two duals rounded out the regular season for the team but also carried a degree of importance as NL-S and Litchfield are both in section 6AA with the Lightning. Wins and losses carry additional weight as all three teams jockey for section seeds.
Lightning vs. New London-Spicer
The Lightning took the bus ride out to Wildcat turf to take on the home team on Tuesday evening. Both teams had their sights set on a number two team seed for the section tournament. A win would solidify that outcome for either team. Coach Jason Bartels felt that it would be a tough road for the Lightning, but that there were several good matchups that could go his team’s way.
The Wildcats, who are currently ranked ninth in the Guillotine Magazine’s Class AA team rankings, jumped out to an early lead by claiming wins in the first three weight classes. 
Senior Matt Fuller put the Lightning on the board at 125 lbs. by scoring a technical fall over Corbin Schwartz in 4:57. 
Fuller’s teammates, Alex Couette and Tyler Pipo, added to the Lightning total as Couette scored an 8-2 decision and Pipo pinned his opponent in 2:58. The trio of wins tied the team score at 14 all. 
The Wildcats claimed wins at 140 lbs. and 145 lbs. to retake the lead. 
ANML senior veteran, Jesse Puncochar, added to the Lightning total at 152 lbs. with a 7-2 decision win. After 152 lbs, the Wildcats led the Lightning 23-17. The Lightning remained in striking range but with only five matches remaining, they needed more wins than losses and bonus points. 
The Lightning wrestlers took to the mat this last week against the Wildcats of New London-Spicer and the Dragons of Litchfield. These two duals rounded out the regular season for the team but also carried a degree of importance as NL-S and Litchfield are both in section 6AA with the Lightning. Wins and losses carry additional weight as all three teams jockey for section seeds.
Lightning vs. New London-Spicer
The Lightning took the bus ride out to Wildcat turf to take on the home team on Tuesday evening. Both teams had their sights set on a number two team seed for the section tournament. A win would solidify that outcome for either team. Coach Jason Bartels felt that it would be a tough road for the Lightning, but that there were several good matchups that could go his team’s way.
The Wildcats, who are currently ranked ninth in the Guillotine Magazine’s Class AA team rankings, jumped out to an early lead by claiming wins in the first three weight classes. 
Senior Matt Fuller put the Lightning on the board at 125 lbs. by scoring a technical fall over Corbin Schwartz in 4:57. 
Fuller’s teammates, Alex Couette and Tyler Pipo, added to the Lightning total as Couette scored an 8-2 decision and Pipo pinned his opponent in 2:58. The trio of wins tied the team score at 14 all. 
The Wildcats claimed wins at 140 lbs. and 145 lbs. to retake the lead. 
ANML senior veteran, Jesse Puncochar, added to the Lightning total at 152 lbs. with a 7-2 decision win. After 152 lbs, the Wildcats led the Lightning 23-17. The Lightning remained in striking range but with only five matches remaining, they needed more wins than losses and bonus points. 
More information and stats appear in this week's Messenger. 
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