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Late pins cost Louisa Lions

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Freshman Owen Greslick grapples with Powhatan’s Dylan Coward during the Lion’s Jefferson District Dual Match on Dec. 19.

The Louisa wrestling team traveled to Powhatan High School on Dec. 19 to compete in a dual match with the Indians. The Lions fell 43-25.

The Lions scored a pair of wins in the 106- and 113-pound divisions. Freshman Chris Cranor (106) won his bout with Dylan Coward with a major decision, and freshman Owen Greslick (113) pinned Andrew Littlefield, combining for 10 points for Louisa.

Freshman Alex Bradford won by forfeit in the 132-pound division, and sophomore Zachary Taylor scored a win by decision over A.J. Gaskins in the 145-pound division. Senior Austin Mills, the defending Region 4B champion, faced a tough battle with Colby Cheatham, eking out a 1-0 victory to give Louisa a 22-19 lead heading into the upper weight classes.

The balance shifted Powhatan’s way in the 170-pound division matchup between Louisa’s Ben Froschauer and Powhatan’s Issac Trent. Froschauer took a 4-1 lead over the first two periods, but Trent recovered with a reversal, tying the match 4-4. He then used that momentum to score a pin with just under one minute left in the match. The resulting six points put Powhatan up 25-22.

Senior Kyle Alberts defeated Jack Mundt by decision in the 182-pound division to tie the score 25-25, but from there it was all Powhatan. Aided by a pair of wins by forfeit in the 195- and 220-pound divisions, the Indians took the match 43-25.

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Dec. 27, 2018 issue.

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