The Portsmouth Abbey School Wrestling Team hosted Lexington Christian Academy Friday, January 18, in its first home wrestling match of the season and the first wrestling match that has taken place at the Abbey in 19 years.
With an overflow crowd of students, parents and alumni cheering on the Ravens, the Abbey fared well, with three wrestlers - Nick Medley '13, Rasaanh Matra '13 and Ben Wilson '15 - pinning their opponents to win hard-fought matches. The Ravens came up short overall, 48-30, and are now 2-5 on the season, although, judging from the delighted spectators, the final outcome of Friday's match was secondary to the thrill of having wrestling back at the School.
"I was very impressed with how well my athletes fixed 'rookie' mistakes made in the past few matches," said Wrestling Coach Adam Card. "There is a long way to go, but we have a very solid foundation for the remainder of the season and beyond."
The next home wrestling match will be Saturday, February 2, at 1:00 p.m. against Concord Academy.
View photos of last Friday's match.