|VIDEO: West Essex scores nine pins in Senior Night win over Lodi|
West Essex celebrated its wrestling seniors with a pre-match ceremony, then kept the party going throughout its dual meet against Lodi. The Knights recorded nine pins as they rolled to a 66-12 Senior Night triumph.
Seniors Noah Struss, Joe Melillo and Marco Macrino were among the West Essex wrestlers to earn pins. The Knights captured the first six bouts by fall, and added a couple of forfeits to race out to a 48-0 lead.
Peter Kenny, Carmen Cucuzza, Bardhyl Gashi, Andrew Campione, Jonathan Bartley and Luke Dignazio also had pins for West Essex.
Lodi won three bouts, with Chris Caban earning a pin at 120 pounds. John Zecca and Ryan Clancy won decisions for the Rams, who are 3-16 on the season.
West Essex is 8-11 heading into its state tournament match-up against Passaic Valley in the North 2, Group III sectional bracket.
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