Trailing 21-7 at one point, Hinsdale South’s wrestling team won six of the final eight bouts in Tuesday’s dual meet against Hinsdale Central and scored a 30-28 victory.
Nick Perisin notched South’s first win of the night with an 11-3 major decision at 126 pounds, and Torrey Caccavale was a 3-1 winner at 138, but the Hornets were behind 21-7.
Matt Price (pin at 113), Brett Dougherty (120), James Manikas (pin at 132) and Juwan Edmond (forfeit at 145) staked Central to its lead.
Keith Schmidt won in overtime at 160 and Brian Allen won by fall at 285 later in the dual.
Danish Quereshi earned the decisive victory for the Hornets with a 10-1 major at 106 in the final bout of the dual. Justin Maslow (152), Roman Prochorchuk (fall at 170), Zach Zarubin (182), Matt LeGare (fall at 195) and Josh King (overtime win at 220) were also winners for South.
Before facing Trinity in a nonconference game yesterday, the Red Devils gained some momentum with a 51-27 West Suburban Silver win over Glenbard West.
Central led 36-12 at intermission and led 47-22 entering the fourth quarter.
Abby Gurka scored 12 points, Gabrielle Rush tallied 10 and Emily Wasz added eight.
The Hornets came up just short in a 62-57 loss to West Suburban Gold conference foe Addison Trail Jan. 17.
South (10-5 overall, 3-2 WSG) takes a break from WSG play this week, but will head downstate to Quincy for a nonconference clash at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Red Devils won 11 of 12 varsity events in a 128-58 dual meet win over York on Jan. 17.
Central won all three relays and swept the top three spots in both the 100-yard backstroke and the 100 freestyle.
Adam Pircon, Michael Dietrich and Jonas Gallinaitis went 1-2-3 in the backstroke and Brian Powell, Alan Chen and Matt Gurzynski were 1-2-3 in the 100 freestyle.
Other solo winners were Pircon (200 individual medley), Tommy Grucha (200 freestyle), Patrick Mis (50 freestyle), Brian Portland (100 butterfly), Sam Pielet (1-meter diving) and Banistre Lienhart (500 freestyle).
Central then finished second at the New Trier relays on Saturday with 120 points. Franco Reyes and Craig Smith teamed up for second in the 100 butterfly relay.
Dietrich and Reyes(100 breaststroke), Pircon and William Bowater (500 freestyle relay), and Portland and Lienhart (100 freestyle) earned third place finishes.
The Hornets had a pinfall of 5,547 as they placed fourth at their own sectional tournament Saturday at Willowbrook Lanes. The finish qualified the team for the St. Patrick sectional tourney tomorrow.
Senior Richie Kochanski was South’s top bowler with a score of 1,271. He was followed by sophomore Nathan Arnold (1,142), senior Bryce Sesemann (1,118), and juniors Oscar Valladares (1,020) and Jimmy Ashmore (532).