In its first Central Jersey league matches of the year, our Varsity team soundly defeated its opponents to begin the season 2-0. In their first matchup the Varsity Raiders made quick work of the host team New Providence with a 72-18 victory. In the second bout of the day, our Varsity Raiders put together another strong effort while defeating Plainfield/N. Plainfield, 75-21. Cole Psemeniki and Jack Boylan both collected a pair of pins each to lead the team, but strong efforts were delivered by everyone. The Varsity team travels next to Kenilworth on Thursday December 20th for what should be a very close match.
Our JV team was also in action this weekend against the Mini-Mountaineers from Bernardsville. With several starters out of the lineup dealing with sickness, the JV Raiders held on to a hard fought 45-43 victory and ran its record to 2-0. Matt Ciattarelli recorded a pin and there were key wins by Joe Witcowski, Mike Lalor and Brain Bessesparis. Nick Klementowicz lost a hard fought bout in overtime, but his efforts fighting out of a headlock saved the team 3 points that were instrumental in the win. The JV Raiders will travel next to Bound Brook on Saturday, December 22 for their next match.