Jonathan Scott

No. 1 Mount Saint Joseph pulls out wrestling victory over No. 2 McDonogh

No. 1 Mount Saint Joseph pulls out wrestling victory over No. 2 McDonogh

Like many wrestlers who took the mat during Saturday’s heated rivalry match between No. 1 Mount Saint Joseph and No. 2 McDonogh, Gaels 152-pounder Zach Phillips was bruised and battered after another slugfest dual meet.

He had ice wrapped around his ribs and his surgically repaired shoulder held tight to his chest as he listed his injuries: bruised ribs, strained core muscle, bad shoulder. But the junior also knew he wouldn’t be the one to cost his team a victory. Not against McDonogh.

“I just knew I wasn’t losing. I didn’t want my team to lose. Go hard to die trying,” said Phillips, who scored a pair of big moves from neutral and a reversal with 10 seconds remaining to edge...

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