Spartans dominate Aquinas in MVC opener

Senior Kyle Erickson made his varsity debut with a first period pin against Aquinas.

Aquinas held the briefest of leads Thursday night before the Spartans came roaring back on their way to a 56-15 victory over Aquinas.  On the night, the Spartans won 10 of 14 matches including six by pin and another by technical fall.  It was the 13th straight win for the Spartans in the series.  Sparta is now 25-4 all-time against Aquinas.

Things started out in Aquinas’ favor as the Blugolds’ Albert Flottmeyer caught sophomore Thomas Treu in the second period in a fluky pin.  That gave the Blugolds a brief lead as Kyle Erickson made his varsity debut by picking up a pin in 1:03.  That was followed by a David Hayes pin in 31 seconds to give the Spartans a lead they would not relinquish.

Sparta would add 18 more team points by the way of a forfeit to Von Ruden at 152 and second period pins by both Hayden and Mathias Krein at 160 and 170.  Kelten Pfaff followed up the Krein pin parade with a 12-6 decision that put the Spartans up 33-6 at the halfway point.  Aquinas would get back nine points with a pin at 195 and a close 4-3 victory by Jack Horihan over Garet Pfaff.  Last year, Horihan edged Pfaff in Sparta’s dual against Aquinas by a similarly close 5-4 margin.

Noah Benish stopped the streak of Aquinas wins with a pin at 285 before Luis Cruz-Cane won by forfeit at 106.  At 113, both teams forfeitted.  Vince Polhamus and Jon Bailey finished off the dual with a first period pin by Polhamus and technical fall victory in just 2:29 by the junior Jon Bailey.

Full results are below…

132  –  Albert Flottmeyer (Aquinas) pinned Thomas Treu in 3:25
138  –  Kyle Erickson pinned Zack DeGroot (Aquinas) in 1:03
145  –  David Hayes pinned Lukas Beck (Aquinas) in 0:31
152  –  Brett Von Ruden won by forfeit
160  –  Hayden Krein pinned Nick Cambio (Aquinas) in 2:59
170  –  Mathias Krein pinned Andrew Topolski (Aquinas) in 2:55
182  –  Kelten Pfaff defeated Peter Riley (Aquinas) 12-6
195  –  Robert Uehling (Aquinas) pinned Marcus Cox in 2:24
220  –  Jack Horihan (Aquinas) defeated Garet Pfaff 4-3
285  –  Noah Benish pinned Charlie Langeberg (Aquinas) in 4:39
106  –  Luis Cruz-Cane won by forfeit
113  –  BOTH TEAMS FORFEIT
120  –  Vince Polhamus pinned Jakob Zhovtis (Aquinas) in 1:10
126  –  Jon Bailey won by technical fall over Carson Haag (Aquinas) 16-0, 2:29
FINAL: Sparta 56 – Aquinas 15

The junior varsity also had a great night winning eight of the nine matches wrestled.  Esteban Rodriguez won both of his matches in dominating fashion while Gavin Haldeman, Seth Boland, Corbin Hauser and Madden Connelly all dispatched their opponents in the first period.  JV results are below…

Esteban Rodriguez defeated Mark Craig (Aquinas) 10-2
Esteban Rodriguez defeated Teddy Uehing (Aquinas) 9-2
Gavin Haldeman pinned Ethan Nott (Aquinas) in 1:20
Seth Boland pinned Stefan Pedveth (Aquinas) in 1:34
Corbin Hauser pinned Liam Kemp (Aquinas) in 1:47
Noah Degroot (Aquinas) pinned Nick Gann in 1:25
Nick Diccico defeated Clay Berra (Aquinas) 5-0
Madden Connelly pinned Clay Berra (Aquinas) in 1:06

No rest for the Spartans as they have one day off before heading back to the Green Bay area for the Willard Schmidt Scramble at Green Bay Preble high school.  Action begins at 10am Saturday.

With the win, the Spartans improve to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the MVC.