Wrestling: West Orange avenges regular-season loss, upsets Livingston in N1G5 .




West Orange won the one that mattered most.

After taking a regular-season loss to Livingston five days ago, West Orange maneuvered its lineup to maximize its potential in the postseason

West Orange, the No. 6 seed in the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 Tournament, won five straight bouts to close out the match and upset third-seeded Livingston in the quarterfinals Monday night, 33-30.

Jaiden Mendez won by fall in the final bout to clinch the victory after Daniel Pereira (182), Adonis May (195), Amadu Kamara (220) and Kevon Atkins (285) rattled off four straight wins in the upperweights. Pereira and Atkins won by fall while May and Kamara worked their way to decisions.

Livingston won the regular-season match, 41-25, after earning an 8-6 split and winning with bonus points in seven bouts.

On Monday, West Orange forced a 7-7 split and rallied back after falling behind 30-9 after nine bouts.

With the win, West Orange advances to Wednesday’s semifinals, where it travel to face second-seeded Clifton, which rolled to a 58-15 win over Hackensack on Monday.