HERSHEY — Cumberland Valley didn't have many words to say, and the wrestlers shook hands without a word.
The loss in Day 2 of the PIAA Class 3A consolations hit hard. Downingtown West squashed the Eagles' chances of moving forward 50-20 on Friday at the Giant Center.
"There's not much to say," Eagles head coach Dave Heckard said. "We're just getting ready for sectionals next week."
Heckard declined further comment.
The match started out fairly well for CV, with a major at 106 for Ruston Dzielak and a pin at 113 for Ben Monn putting the Eagles up 10-6 after a loss at 285 for Quincy Thomas, the starting weight.
The two teams traded bouts from 120 to 138 before Cole McCoy's forfeit win at 145. That was the last win the Eagles saw.
The remaining five bouts went to Downingtown.
At 160, Cory Reisinger fell to a pin in 0:29, Jake Hart (170) took a technical fall loss 17-1, Austin Kupko (182) was pinned in 1:24, Lukas Wandling (195) was pinned in 2:12 and Connor Mundis (220) was victim to an 8-0 major decision, putting the exclamation point on Downingtown's dominating performance to finish the match.
Downingtown faces the quarterfinal loser of Kiski Area vs. Nazareth later today.
Colts move on
In another 3A consolation against Archbishop Wood, Cedar Cliff showed a more dominating performance on Day 2 than the flop on Day 1, winning the match 45-30.
"We wrestled hard again, and up and down the line everyone performed pretty well," Colts head coach Rob Rapsey said about what went right on Day 2. "We do what we always do and it's going to fall where it's going to fall. Today it fell for us."
Anthony Shires got things started strong at 285 with a pin over Joe Kelly in 2:07 and was followed by a forfeit win for Aiden Lewis at 106, putting the Colts up 12-0.
Three straight wins from JJ Wilson (120), Christian Prestil (126) and Michael Cassidy (132) set up a solid foundation for the Colts, 24-6. Talon Pisarchuk pinned Jeremy Prograis in 1:46 at 138, and Matt Palage (145) got the pin on Keishonn Poree in 1:26 to get Archbishop within six, 24-18.
Donovon Ball's pin on Charles Mininger at 195 (1:57) and Hunter Nelson's pin on Billy Grace at 220 (0:39) secured the win for the Colts.
Cedar Cliff moves into the next round of consolations at 6 and will the loser of Canon McMillan and Erie Cathedral Prep. Those two teams battle at 2 in the quarterfinals. The Colts also move into the next round without Cole Baer and Creed Bogardus.
"We're going to get some good matches in here yet," Rapsey said. "We'll have a tough opponent next match either way, and we're down another guy [Bogardus]. Some extra guys are going to get in, get some extra good matches in and get some good experience."