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Shoreline Wrestling Classic under way Pearl River's Homenick handily advances in 1:30 as 3rd seed at 140 pounds ANTHONY PINCIARO The Journal News NEW ROCHELLE Imagine being a sectional champion and only drawing a third seed. That is what happened to Somers' Brian Mullaney at the 36th annual Ted Murphy Shoreline Wrestling Classic. The junior 152-pounder, who was the Section 1 145-pound titl-ist last year, was seeded third behind Newburgh's Nick Rausen-berger and Fordham Prep's Alex Hug, respectively. All Rausenberger did was win the Section 9 152-pound crown and go on to place fourth in the state, while Hug was the Catholic High Schools Athletic Association 145-pound state champion with 37 wins. Rausenberger also established a Newburgh school record for wins with 140 last night The third seed didn't faze Mullaney as he opened with a 43-second flattening of Pine Bush's Dustin Greer yesterday in the opening round. Wrestling resumes at 10 am. today with the quarterfinal round. The finals are tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. All of the top four seeds survived and advanced to today with the exception of three No. 4 seeds. Mount St Michael's Ste-phan Hernandez (103 pounds), Bethpage's Mike Yannotti (160) - J ' ' ' i r ( v'v S - ( u o A - t ,v V - C jo rT - t . v - ra; Matthew BrownTht Journal Nwt ; New Rochelle's Joe Guccione is lied up by Pearl River's Ian Cervone during their 1 35-pound match at the . ' Shoreline Wrestling Classic in New Rochelle yesterday. Cervone advanced with a 4-1 decision. Matthew BrownThe Journal News Somers' Anthony Carozza defeats Clarkstown South's. Mike Colesanti in 3 minutes, 14 seconds. and Ardsley's Dan Fraszka (189) were eliminated. Ossining's John Ryan pinned Hernandez 1:30 into their opening-round match, while Scars-dale's Rob Matzkin finished Yannotti 37 seconds into the third period of their bout Truman's Antonio Colon pinned Fraszka at 3:22 of their match. Truman took the first-day lead, advancing nine wrestlers to amass 46 points. Fordham Prep and Pine Bush are tied for second with 36 points. Fordham Prep had eight wrestlers move on and Pine Bush seven. Newburgh and Ossining each has 34 points to sit in fourth. "This is good preparation for the sectionals and the states," Mullaney said. "The more competition, the better. In this tournament you get to wrestle guys from four different areas. "I figured the seeds could have gone either way, but I felt that I'd either be second or third. I think it's always better being the underdog." Coming into the tournament the consensus among the coaches was that the 152-pound weight class was the most difficult Mullaney, as he always does, comes out shooting from the opening whistle. He threw Greer down and in an instant turned him tn his hark '. li a uic some as any uuicl match," said Mullaney of his' T4t .1 nnwMn nn nn ntt upeiung-ruunu win. nu jusi gu- ing 10 go out ana Deing aggressive. I'm not going to change.! Tomorrow is going to be good." . , ' Pearl River's Matt Homenick is in a similar situation at 140' pounds. . Homenick who is seeded ' uura rjenina a pair oi secuonai victors, Bethpage's Tom Paladino.: and Pine Bushs Shawn Wiley,,-respectively feels he is up tq ," the challenge, like Mullaney. "I've been practicing really hard," Homenick said. "I felt good now. I'm going to have a good ' night's sleep because I have a big', day ahead of me tomorrow." - , TJn:1. 1 1 1 .OA l . shoulder Evan Davis of Ardsley. '- "All of my matches are going to be tough, but I think it's great" he said. "What more could I ask for? I want to wrestle the good: w l touti o. x n-i uiat Alii xii wit same ballpark with them.