Burgettstown outgunned, falls to Montoursville at PIAA tournament

Friday, February 9, 2024 | 4:15 PM

HERSHEY — For the second consecutive day at the Giant Center, Burgettstown allowed too many pins and was eliminated from the PIAA Class 2A team tournament Friday.

Montoursville, the District 4 runner-up, defeated WPIAL runner-up Burgettstown, 42-24, in a consolation-round bout. The Blue Devils won six bouts, but gave up seven pins. The Blue Devils lost to District 9 champion Clearfield in the first round Thursday.

Turning point: Montoursville’s David Kennedy pinned Burgettstown’s Dylan Slovick at 127 pounds. The pin gave Montoursville extra bonus points in a close match.

Coach’s thoughts: “For the second consecutive day we were outgunned,” Burgettstown coach Joey Vigliotti said. “Bonus points were the difference. They were able to get them and we did not. When our big guns didn’t get bonus points, we needed others to step up.”

Up next: Burgettstown will host the Section 1-2 individual qualifier Feb. 17.

Montoursville 42, Burgettstown 24

107: Aristotis Bobatas (M) p. Gage Bradley, 2:07.

114: Darius Simmons (B) d. Brody Bower, 6-4 (SV).

121: Daniel Smith (B) d. Ryan Aguirre, 3-2.

127: David Kennedy (M) p. Dylan Slovick, 1:55.

133: Parker Sentipal (B) d. Blaize Vogel, 3-1 (SV).

139: Gaven Suica (B) t.f. Karter Stone, 18-3 (3:32).

145: Hayden Harvey (M) p. Logan Noyes, 4:34.

152: Rudy Brown (B) p. Cayman Daugherty, 2:07.

160: Gage Wentzel (M) p. Braylon Preston 2:26.

172: Owen Kleinman (M) p.Eric Kovach (B), 4:05.

189: Evan Bloom (M) p. Wyatt Speicher, :41.

*215: Cole Yonkin (M) p. Brodie Kuzior, 2:21.

285: Joey Baronick (B) d. Landon Morehart, 4-0.

(*) match started at 215 pounds.

Records: M 24-4; B 15-3.

Paul Schofield is a TribLive reporter covering high school and college sports and local golf. He joined the Trib in 1995 after spending 15 years at the Daily Courier in Connellsville, where he served as sports editor for 14 years. He can be reached at pschofield@triblive.com.


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