Aberdeen no match again for Oxford in 40-18 loss Pennsylvania school dominates tri-meet Wrestling

Oxford dominated the lower weights and went on to defeat host Aberdeen, 40-18, in one part of a wrestling tri-meet last night.

In earlier pairings, Oxford (2-1) defeated North East (2-1), 43-15, and Aberdeen (2-1) stopped North East, 50-10.


Such was Oxford's domination of the Eagles that the Pennsylvania school recorded three pins and a superior decision through the first six matches, building a 26-3 lead.

Only senior Zack Fowl, a two-time state champion, was able to stem the flow, as he broke away from a 3-3 tie with a burst in the final 40 seconds to thwart Brandon Buckley, wrestling his best match of the season, 7-5.


Three other members of coach Dick Slutzky's team managed decisions against the defending Southern Chester County and regional champions -- sophomore Kit Doran and seniors Travis Thornton and Aaron Wanless.

Wanless, a 275-pounder trailed early against Scott Blevins, then pulled away in the third period for a 9-6 decision.

The loss was Aberdeen's third straight to Oxford after it had won the first three meetings in what has become an annual meeting.

North East, defending Cecil County and regional champions, won only the first two bouts against Aberdeen.

The Eagles' onslaught included three pins and a superior decision, and the visitors forfeited two classes.

Fowl and Wanless each won a decision in this match, and were the only two from their side to win twice on the mat.

Aberdeen and Boys' Latin headline the annual John Carroll tournament, scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday in Bel Air.