Wednesday, January 6, 2010
ELLENSBURG - "We seem to be a Jekyll and Hyde team right now," Grandview Coach Jeff Sevigny said after last night's 52-13 fall at Ellensburg.
The Greyhounds were only able to come away with four victories against the Bulldogs last night.
"We wrestled real well over the break at the Best of the West and Hanford tournaments, but really looked flat last night in Ellensburg," said Sevigny.
Grandview's Adam Morales is ranked seventh statewide for the 189-lb. weight class, but moved up to the 215-lb. division against Ellensburg. He won a 5-4 decision over Bulldog Justin Dellinger.
Greyhound Marco Gonzalez (125 lbs.) earned a 6-3 decision over Ellensburg's Brley Sny, and Blake Haberman of the Bulldogs was handed a 3-0 defeat by Grandview's Efren Ramos in the 135-lb. match.
Grandview's Patrick Galvan dualed with Ellensburg's Perry Simpson in the 171-lb. weight class. The 11-1 decision went Galvan's way.
Araceli Granados of the Greyhounds made history for the Grandview program. She was the first girl in the school's history to compete in a varsity match.
"She has been working extremely hard this season and has shown great improvement every week," said Sevigny.
Granados grappled with Ellensburg's Jason Cole in the 112-lb. classification and fell by pin in 3:10.
Other Greyhounds losing by pin included Chris Ramirez (285 lbs.), Travis Walker (103 lbs.), Isaac Perez (130 lbs.) and Juan Guzman (160 lbs.).
Guzman and Ramirez both were able to hold their own beyond the 5:40 mark. Guzman fell in 5:47 and Ramirez was defeated in 5:45.
Christian Ruiz (119 lbs.) of the Greyhounds lost a 3-0 decision to Ellensburg's Dillon Dompler, and Grandview's Raul Gamboa lost a 9-3 decision to Bulldog Jon Cole in the 140-lb. weight class.
In the 189-lb. category, Ellensburg's Devin McCrary won an 11-1 decision over Grandview's Isaac Alaniz.
The Greyhounds forfeited the 145-lb. and 152-lb. matches.
"In the tournaments we really fought hard and even in the losses we wrestled tough," commented Sevigny, stating he felt the Greyhounds "seemed to be a step behind" against the Bulldogs last night.
Grandview will hit the mats at Prosser this coming Thursday, with hopes of regaining the confidence of the last two weeks.