PLAINVILLE - For the Plainville wrestling team, the group has some wrestlers closing in on 20-win seasons.
“I’ve got four or five kids that are right on the verge of getting 20 wins,” Blue Devils head coach Rusty Spence said. “So that’s a milestone that they should be proud of.”
Sebby Soli has already won 20 individual matches but Kyle Voisine, Dom Pedrollini and Alex Hernandez are also on track get there as well.
As a young team overall with no seniors on the roster, this is a positive takeaway in a season that has seen its ups and downs.
“Most of them are first-year kids,” Spence said. “I’ve just got to take it in stride. We’re further along now than I thought we were going to be.”
Against Berlin Wednesday night, a 54-21 loss, the Blue Devils fought hard and won four matches despite matchup problems with the Redcoats.
Though, having a specific mentality when on the mat is something that Plainville is still working on.
“[Our wrestlers] can’t think that they’re bad,” Soli said. “They need to keep getting better and work on five moves that they really enjoy and practice, practice, practice. That’s what I’ve done and I’ve gotten better.”
Improvement was something Plainville was seeking coming into this year and thus far have done so with a 5-8 record.
“For an all new team minus three or four people we’ve definitely been improving,” Soli said. “We simply lose some meets because we give up 18-24 points [due to forfeits].”
Nonetheless, four wrestlers with 20 wins is an achievement and an indicator that Plainville’s best is yet ahead.
Dan Orencole can be reached at 860-973-1811 or firstname.lastname@example.org