Point Boro's Andrew Matter pinned Matt Morenz in 5:18, and the Panthers won five straight bouts to take control and beat Matawan, 35-22, in the opening round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II team wrestling tournament on Monday night in Point Pleasant.
The Panthers (18-4) got major decisions from Pete Gencarelli (106), Ryan Harter (113) and Dan Nobbs (120) before the Huskies forfeited to Ryan Budzek, the Point Boro sophomore who's having a stellar season for the Panthers.
The Panthers travel to Delaware Valley for the Central Jersey Group II semifinals on Wednesday night.
160: Brandon Cusack (PB) d. Ryan Berg, 9-5
170: Ed Kendall (PB) d. Matt Jamandron, 5-2
182: Glenn Cross (M) md. Nick Dzuna, 11-3
195: Lou Kolydas (PB) d. Dave Liebowitz, 4-3
220: Francis Palumbo (M) p. Matt Gliddon, 1:19
Hwt: Andrew Matter (PB) p. Matt Morenz, 5:18
106: Pete Gencarelli (PB) md. Mike Sansone, 9-1
113: Ryan Harter (PB) md. Tim Birch, 9-0
120: Dan Nobbs (PB) d. Hakan Yuksel, 6-5
126: Ryan Budzek (PB) by forfeit
132: William Rodriguez (M) d. Andrew Moslowitz, 7-2
138: Tim Leo (M) p. Avery Brecka, 3:00
145: Kevin Kelly (PB) d. Deshaun Allan, 5-1
152: Chris Hartigan (M) d. Dan DiMaria, 3-1