DES PLAINES — Two days, two very different cases of heartbreak.
After winning its first two matches at its own quad by healthy margins, the Maine West wrestling team suffered a 33-32 defeat at the hands of Hersey on Saturday. This came a day after the Warriors saw their bid for a CSL North championship thwarted by Deerfield.
Maine West was trailing Hersey by 10 points with three matches remaining, but juniors Joey Vogeny (170 pounds) and Amru Qutub (182) both won their matches by fall to give the Warriors a 32-30 advantage heading into the final match.
Hersey junior Stephen Psaradellis reversed the meet’s momentum, however, and he defeated senior Ese Mora by a 9-6 decision to provide a thrilling end to an undefeated quad for the Huskies.
“It’s great,” said Psaradellis, describing what it was like to win the meet’s deciding match. “It’s a lot better when you’re doing it for other people.”
Deerfield beat Maine West 57-13 Friday to win its sixth straight CSL North title.
Both Hersey and Maine West cruised to easy victories against Fenwick and Loyola in their respective matches earlier in the quad. Hersey beat Fenwick 61-13 and the Huskies knocked off Loyola by a 42-21 margin in their second match.
Maine West beat Fenwick 49-19 and topped Loyola 45-29. The Ramblers beat Fenwick 40-31.