It might still be early in the season, but both Seton Hall Prep and South Plainfield (the reigning Group 2 champions) were looking for statement wins to start off the year.

The Pirates pulled out a 40-31 victory over the Tigers after a match highlighted by eight total pins between the two squads. Seton Hall Prep lead 31-10 at the turn of the lineup and South Plainfield got within four points before a Connor Decker tech ended the match.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from South Plainfield:

Match Results

145: Cole Carroll (SHP) over Issa Jadallah (Fall 0:35)

152: Xavier Santos (SOPL) over Aidan Cunningham (MD 8-0)

160: Jack Wilt (SHP) over Daniel Borsos (Fall 5:53)

170: Zachary Merlino (SHP) over Aidan MacKenzie (MD 14-3)

182: AJ Hinton (SHP) over Kenneth Clevengar (Fall 5:58)

195: Michael Massa (SHP) over Thomas Renna (Dec. 6-5)

220: Andrew Mitzak (SHP) over Austin Scott (Fall 1:03)

285: Julian Medina (SOPL) over Brandon Blanco (Fall 0:28)

106: J.J. Giordano (SOPL) over Joseph Sciarrone (Dec. 2-0)

113: Julian Irizarry (SOPL) over Robert Crofford (Fall 2:38)

120: Jacob DelVecchio (SOPL) over Gabriel Jiminez (Fall 4:40)

126: Lawrence Melchionda (SHP) over Andrew Loniewski (MD 13-2)

132: Anthony White (SOPL) over Dean Musialowicz (Fall 3:51)

138: Connor Decker (SHP) over Tyler Balent (TF 15-0 4:41)